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There are 4 ways to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro by plane or bus

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

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

Cheapest option

Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

  1. Fly from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG)

2 alternative options

Travel, bus

  1. Travel from Iguazú National Park to Medianeira Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Medianeira Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Niterói, RJ

Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) flights

The flight time between Foz do Iguacu (IGU) and Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) is around 5h 18m and covers a distance of around 1186 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 22m. Services are operated by LATAM Chile, Azul and Gol Transportes Aéreos. Typically 175 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

175 Weekly Planes
5h 18m Average Duration
R$ 442 Cheapest Price
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Argentina → Brazil
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International entry into Brazil from Argentina

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Argentina
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Argentina

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Argentina
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to all arrivals by air
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Argentina

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Argentina.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio de Janeiro is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio de Janeiro is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 136.

No, returning to Argentina from Brazil is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Nov 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs $13000 - $22000 and takes 30h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $12000 - $55000 and takes 3h 33m.

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The distance between Iguazú National Park and Rio de Janeiro is 1163 km.

The best way to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to travel and bus which takes 25h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 3h 52m and costs $13000 - $42000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13000 - $22000 and takes 30h 46m.

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There is no direct flight from Foz do Iguacu Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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There are 703+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Iguazú National Park to Foz do Iguacu Airport is to travel which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 1163.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Iguazú National Park, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Azul and Gol Transportes Aéreos fly from Iguazú National Park to Rio de Janeiro hourly. Alternatively, Auto Viação Catarinense operates a bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Niterói, RJ twice a week. Tickets cost R$ 430 - R$ 600 and the journey takes 28h 20m.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2200
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2200
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2200
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2200
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Curitiba, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2200
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 3100
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 440 - R$ 1900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 440 - R$ 1900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 440 - R$ 1900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 440 - R$ 1900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 3400
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 3400
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
R$ 500 - R$ 2400
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2400
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 390 - R$ 2700
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 390 - R$ 2700
Bus operators
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Medianeira Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 90 - R$ 390
Schedules at
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Auto Viação Catarinense
Phone
0800-470-470 / +55 4002-4700
Email
sac@catarinense.com.br
Website
catarinense.com.br
Bus from Medianeira to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 390 - R$ 600
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Catarinense
Convencional
R$ 420 - R$ 600
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Niterói, RJ
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 430 - R$ 600
Book at
Catarinense
Convencional
R$ 430 - R$ 600

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