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There are 6 ways to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro by plane, subway, bus or car

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) IGU - SDU

$107 - $437

Cheapest option

Bus Sol Del Paraguay  •  19h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Ciudad del Este to São Paulo - Tietê Asunción/São Paulo
  2. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tiete to Nova Iguaçu

$62 - $92

4 alternative options

Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) IGU - GIG
  2. Take the Metrô Rio from Vicente de Carvalho to Presidente Vargas

$103 - $338

Bus Pluma  •  26h

  1. Take the bus from Ciudad del Este to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

$73

Bus Gontijo  •  28h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Tanguá Foz do Iguaçu
  2. Take the bus from Tanguá to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio Sao Mateus / ...

$86 - $113

Drive  •  16h 35m

  1. Drive from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro 930.7 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs R$ 268 and takes 26h.

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The quickest way to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs R$ 390 - R$ 1700 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ciudad del Este and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 26h.

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The distance between Foz do Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro is 1193 km. The road distance is 1489.1 km.

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The best way to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 19h 59m and costs R$ 220 - R$ 350.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Pluma, depart from Ciudad del Este station.

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The best way to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 3h 15m and costs R$ 390 - R$ 1700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 220 - R$ 350 and takes 19h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Foz do Iguacu Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Pluma, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 745.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro via São Paulo - Tietê, São Paulo - Tiete, Nova Iguaçu, and Nova Iguaçu in around 19h 59m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
Bus operators
NSA
Phone
+595 21 289 1000
Email
info@nsa.com.py
Website
nsa.com.py
Bus from Ciudad del Este to São Paulo – Tietê
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
nsa.com.py
Convencional
$45 - $65
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Tanguá
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$75 - $100
Executivo
$80 - $100
Bus from Tanguá to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$10 - $14
Executivo
$8 - $11

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro is 1489 km. It takes approximately 16h 35m to drive from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Azul and LATAM Chile offer flights from Foz do Iguacu Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 3552+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Foz do Iguaçu to Foz do Iguacu Airport is to shuttle which takes 20m and costs R$ 65.

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