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There are 5 ways to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Florianópolis to Rio Grande

Bus via Novo Hamburgo

  1. Take the bus from Florianopolis to São Leopoldo
  2. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

Drive

  1. Drive from Florianópolis to Rio Grande

Fly to Pelotas

  1. Fly from Florianopolis (FLN) to Pelotas (PET)

Fly to Porto Alegre, bus

  1. Fly from Florianopolis (FLN) to Porto Alegre (POA)
  2. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

Florianopolis (FLN) to Pelotas (PET) flights

The flight time between Florianopolis (FLN) and Pelotas (PET) is around 5h 30m and covers a distance of around 580 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 35m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 55m. Services are operated by Azul. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 55m
Layover time:
2h 35m
Total time:
5h 30m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 55m
Flight distance:
580 km
Flights per week:
14
Cheapest price:
R$ 325
Carbon emissions:
192 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:35
Last flight departs at:
06:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florianopolis (FLN) to Pelotas (PET) flight schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande is to bus, which costs R$ 180 - R$ 220 and takes 12h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande is to fly and bus which costs R$ 290 - R$ 1100 and takes 8h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florianópolis to Rio Grande. However, there are services departing from Florianopolis and arriving at Rio Grande via São Leopoldo Bus Station and Porto Alegre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 59m.

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The distance between Florianópolis and Rio Grande is 601 km. The road distance is 764.6 km.

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The best way to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande without a car is to bus which takes 12h 8m and costs R$ 180 - R$ 220.

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It takes approximately 12h 8m to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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Florianópolis to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Viacao Uniao Santa Cruz, depart from Florianopolis station.

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The best way to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande is to bus which takes 12h 8m and costs R$ 180 - R$ 220. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs R$ 370 - R$ 1000 and takes 8h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Florianopolis Airport to Pelotas Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Florianópolis to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Planalto, arrive at Rio Grande station.

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Map of how to get from Florianópolis to Rio Grande.
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  • Distance: 600.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 8m

What companies run services between Florianópolis, Brazil and Rio Grande, Brazil?

Penha operates a bus from Florianópolis to Rio Grande 3 times a day. Tickets cost R$ 160 - R$ 190 and the journey takes 12h. Alternatively, Azul flies from Florianópolis to Rio Grande twice daily.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Florianopolis to Pelotas via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 800
Flights from Florianopolis to Pelotas via Sao Paulo Viracopos, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 800
Flights from Florianopolis to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 270 - R$ 1000
Bus operators
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Florianópolis to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 160 - R$ 190
Book at
clickbus.com.br
Convencional
R$ 160 - R$ 190
Semi-Leito
R$ 170 - R$ 250
Viacao Uniao Santa Cruz
Phone
0800 940 5515 / +55 51 3719 9200
Email
trafego@santacruzbus.com.br
Website
santacruzbus.com.br
Bus from Florianopolis to São Leopoldo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 130
Schedules at
santacruzbus.com.br
Book at
webrodoviaria.com.br
Convencional
R$ 85 - R$ 100
Executivo
R$ 90 - R$ 130
Semi-Leito
R$ 120 - R$ 140
Viasul
Website
viasulbus.com.br
Bus from Florianópolis to São Leopoldo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 90
Schedules at
guichevirtual.com.br
Book at
clickbus.com.br
Auto Viação Catarinense
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 92
Schedules at
planalto.com.br
Book at
planalto.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between Florianópolis to Rio Grande is 765 km. It takes approximately 9h 38m to drive from Florianópolis to Rio Grande.

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Azul offers flights from Florianopolis Airport to Pelotas Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Rio Grande. Prices start at R$ 750 per night.

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The best way to get from Florianópolis to Florianopolis Airport is to line 461 bus which takes 40 min and costs R$ 3 - R$ 150.

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