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There are 5 ways to get from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro by train, plane or bus

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  16h 59m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) AMS - GIG

R$ 1777 - R$ 3161

Cheapest option

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  20h 23m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) AMS - SDU

R$ 1762 - R$ 3042

3 alternative options

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  21h 55m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) DUS - GIG

Train, bus, train to Bremen, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  21h 21m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  4. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) BRE - GIG

R$ 2636 - R$ 7099

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) BRU - GIG

R$ 2512 - R$ 6146

Netherlands → Brazil
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International entry into Brazil from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Brazil

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Frequently Asked Questions


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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.

Yes, entry into Netherlands from Brazil is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro is to train and fly which costs 260€ - 460€ and takes 20h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro is to train and fly which takes 16h 59m and costs 260€ - 480€.

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The distance between Leeuwarden and Rio de Janeiro is 9686 km.

It takes approximately 16h 59m to get from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 45m.

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Rio de Janeiro is 5h behind Leeuwarden. It is currently 9:14 PM in Leeuwarden and 4:14 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol Transportes Aéreos, KLM, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 4711+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 9686.4 km
  • Duration: 16h 59m

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

There is no direct connection from Leeuwarden to Rio de Janeiro. However, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, take the walk to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 1455, then take the line 2101 bus to Rio de Janeiro. Alternatively, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, then fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 3800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 16000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 3800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 5500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 8000
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 8500
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Amsterdam Schiphol, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 9000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6500
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Munich, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6500
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 9000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 9000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 3100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 9000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 9000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Frankfurt, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via London Heathrow, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Zurich, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Barcelona, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 4800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lisbon, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 9000
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt, Madrid
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 8000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 3800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 16000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 3800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 14000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 5500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 9500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6000
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 7000
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Zurich, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 8000
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 6000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 16000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Paris CDG, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 5500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from Brussels to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Madrid, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 4400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Rome, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 5000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bremen to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Zurich, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2900 - R$ 8000
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 160 - R$ 350
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
R$ 160 - R$ 210
1st Class
R$ 260 - R$ 350
Train from Leeuwarden to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 200
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
R$ 85 - R$ 120
1st Class
R$ 140 - R$ 200
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 75 - R$ 180
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
R$ 75 - R$ 110
1st Class
R$ 130 - R$ 180
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 80
Website
arriva.nl
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 280 - R$ 390
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 150
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 360 - R$ 700
Website
Thalys
Standard
R$ 360 - R$ 490
Comfort
R$ 440 - R$ 600
Premium
R$ 500 - R$ 700
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 75 - R$ 110
Website
arriva.nl
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 50 - R$ 65
Website
Blablabus

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