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There are 8 ways to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  12h 25m

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) LPB - GIG

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Bus, train  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
  2. Take the train from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to Puerto Quijarro
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Quijarro to São Paulo - Barra Funda
  4. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

6 alternative options

Fly La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) LPB - SDU

Fly La Paz to Sao Paulo, bus  •  15h 7m

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Sao Paulo (GRU) LPB - GRU
  2. Take the bus from Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro

Bus to Cochabamba, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
  2. Fly from Cochabamba (CBB) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) CBB - SDU

Bus to Cochabamba, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  18h 16m

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
  2. Fly from Cochabamba (CBB) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) CBB - GIG

Bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to Ciudad del Este
  3. Take the bus from Foz do Iguaçu Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station

Drive  •  42h 54m

  1. Drive from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro 3351.8 km

La Paz (LPB) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) flights

40 Weekly Planes
12h 29m Average Duration
R$ 1389 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro is to bus and train, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $300 - $600 and takes 9h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro station. However, there are services departing from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus and arriving at Rio de Janeiro Bus Station via Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal, Ciudad del Este and Foz do Iguaçu Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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The distance between La Paz and Rio de Janeiro is 2703 km. The road distance is 3351.8 km.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 11h and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 12h 25m to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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La Paz to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Copacabana 1 MEM, depart from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus station.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 12h 25m and costs $300 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 2 days 20h.

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There is no direct flight from La Paz Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 51m and has one stopover.

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La Paz to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Viacao Nordeste, arrive at Rio de Janeiro Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 2703.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 25m

What companies run services between La Paz, Bolivia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Sky Airline and two other airlines fly from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro via Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal, Ciudad del Este, and Foz do Iguaçu Bus Station in around 2 days 20h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 31m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 3300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6000
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Cochabamba, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 3300
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 3700
Flights from La Paz to Sao Paulo via Lima
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4400
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Cruz, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via La Paz, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 3500
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 3700
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Cochabamba, Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4200
Flights from La Paz to Sao Paulo via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3100
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 3700
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 4600
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 4000
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Sao Paulo via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 2200
Flights from La Paz to Sao Paulo via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 2200
Flights from La Paz to Sao Paulo via Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 2200
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3500
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 6500
Flybondi
Website
flybondi.com
Flights from Cochabamba to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Cruz, Ezeiza
Ave. Duration
11h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 7500
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from La Paz to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4000
Train operators
Ferroviaria Oriental S.A
Phone
(+591) 3 3387000
Website
fo.com.bo
Train from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to Puerto Quijarro
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 40 - R$ 180
Schedules at
fo.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Mixto
R$ 42
Expreso Oriental
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Ferrobús
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Bus operators
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 130 - R$ 180
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 130 - R$ 180
Bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Flota Bolivar
Phone
+591 2 2281973 La Paz / 4 4221819 Cochabamba / 3 3625458 Santa Cruz / 4 6453849 Sucre / 4 6830856 Yacuiba
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R$ 35 - R$ 80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Normal
R$ 35 - R$ 45
Semicama
R$ 50 - R$ 65
Cama
R$ 65 - R$ 80
Bus from La Paz Bus Terminal to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 170
Schedules at
facebook.com
Normal
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Semicama
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 170
Transporte Jumbo Bus Bolivia
Phone
+591 2 2281832 / 2281726
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 56
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Transportes El Dorado
Phone
La Paz: +(591) 2282263, +(591)-22281672
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 31
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 114
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Flota Urkupiña
Phone
+591 3 68211263
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 38
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cosmos
Phone
La Paz: +(591) 7 7538845 / Potosí: +(591) 6 9419702 / Cochabamba +(591) 7 7490828
Email
flotacosmos1@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 80
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 114
Schedules at
facebook.com
Nobleza
Phone
+591 4 4551499 Cochabamba /
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 38
Trans Copacabana SA
Phone
Cochabamba: +(591)44591818, +(591)72244625
Email
info@transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Website
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 80
Schedules at
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Standard
R$ 30 - R$ 40
Cama
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Semi Cama
R$ 65 - R$ 95
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 140
Schedules at
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Standard
R$ 70 - R$ 90
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 190
Semi Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 210
La Preferida Bus
Phone
+591- 3-3647160
Email
atencionalcliente@lapreferidabus.com.bo
Website
lapreferidabus.com.bo
Bus from Puerto Quijarro to São Paulo - Barra Funda
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 390
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Copacabana 1 MEM
Phone
La Paz: +(591)2282135, +(591)69990757/El Alto: +(591) 2823610/ Cochabamba: +(591)4250226, +(591)76768209/ Sucre: +(591)6443131/ Potosí: +(591)6243353
Email
transcopacabana1mem@outlook.com
Website
transcopacabanamem1.com.bo
Bus from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 240
Schedules at
facebook.com
Private
R$ 239
Stel Turismo
Phone
+595 77405206
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to Ciudad del Este
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 296
Schedules at
facebook.com
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 360
Schedules at
facebook.com
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