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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Fortaleza (FOR) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) FOR - GIG

R$ 371 - R$ 1934

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Bus  •  43h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 340 - R$ 470

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Fortaleza (FOR) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) FOR - SDU

R$ 506 - R$ 1915

Bus via Aracaju  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Fortaleza to Aracaju
  2. Take the bus from Aracaju to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 580 - R$ 780

Drive  •  35h 37m

  1. Drive from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro 2596.2 km

R$ 1500 - R$ 2200

Fortaleza → Rio de Janeiro
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro is to bus, which costs R$ 340 - R$ 470 and takes 43h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs R$ 370 - R$ 2000 and takes 5h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fortaleza and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 43h 20m.

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The distance between Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro is 2191 km. The road distance is 2596.2 km.

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The best way to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 43h 20m and costs R$ 340 - R$ 470.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Itapemirim, depart from Fortaleza station.

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The best way to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs R$ 370 - R$ 2000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 340 - R$ 470 and takes 43h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Fortaleza Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Itapemirim, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 2191.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Fortaleza, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Azul fly from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro hourly. Alternatively, Itapemirim operates a bus from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio twice a week. Tickets cost R$ 340 - R$ 470 and the journey takes 43h 20m. Guanabara also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 430 - R$ 1200
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 430 - R$ 1200
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 430 - R$ 1200
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2100
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2100
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2100
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Salvador
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2100
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 1700
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 1700
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 1700
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 450 - R$ 1600
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 450 - R$ 1600
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 1400
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 450 - R$ 1600
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Salvador
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 450 - R$ 1600
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 1700
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 1700
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 340 - R$ 2200
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Recife
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 1400
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 1400
Flights from Fortaleza to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 1400
Bus operators
Itapemirim
Phone
0800 723 2121
Email
faleconosco@itapemirim.com.br
Website
itapemirim.com.br
Bus from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
43h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 340 - R$ 470
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Itapemirim
Executivo
R$ 340 - R$ 460
Conventional
R$ 360 - R$ 470
Guanabara
Phone
+55 85 4005-1992 / 0800 728 1992
Email
marketing@expressoguanabara.com.br
Website
expressoguanabara.com.br
Bus from Fortaleza - Joâo Thome to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 412
Book at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Bus from Fortaleza to Aracaju
Ave. Duration
24h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 280
Book at
expressoguanabara.com.br
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 0044 / +55 31 3419-1299
Website
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Aracaju to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
35h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 300 - R$ 500
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comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 400 - R$ 500
Executivo
R$ 420 - R$ 490

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Yes, the driving distance between Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro is 2596 km. It takes approximately 35h 37m to drive from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro.

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Azul, LATAM Chile and Gol Transportes Aéreos offer flights from Fortaleza Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 1154+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Fortaleza to Fortaleza Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs R$ 130 - R$ 750.

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