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There are 7 ways to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Lima (LIM) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) LIM - GIG

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Bus  •  3 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Lima 28 de Julio to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
  4. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
  5. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Lima (LIM) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) LIM - SDU

Bus, drive, Buscarril  •  3 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Lima 28 de Julio to Tacna
  2. Drive from Tacna to Charaña
  3. Take the Buscarril from Charaña to Viacha
  4. Take the bus from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  5. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
  6. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Bus via Córdoba  •  4 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Lima to Cordoba
  2. Take the bus from Córdoba to Balneario Camboriu
  3. Take the bus from Balneario Camboriu Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro

Bus via Buenos Aires  •  5 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Lima to Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Drive  •  2 days 14h

  1. Drive from Lima to Rio de Janeiro 4853.8 km

Lima (LIM) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) flights

45 Weekly Planes
8h 45m Average Duration
R$ 1141 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Brazil from Peru

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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Peru

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Peru.

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Peru from Brazil.

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Last updated: 28 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs $160 - $230 and takes 3 days 20h.

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The quickest way to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $220 - $420 and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lima to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Caquetá and arriving at Rio de Janeiro via Lima, Córdoba and Balneario Camboriu Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 12h.

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The distance between Lima and Rio de Janeiro is 3776 km. The road distance is 4853.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 20h and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Lima to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by La Veloz Del Norte, depart from Lima station.

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The best way to get from Lima to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 6h 35m and costs $220 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 3 days 20h.

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The quickest flight from Lima Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 15m.

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Lima to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Penha, arrive at Rio de Janeiro station.

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  • Distance: 3776.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Lima to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lima to Rio de Janeiro via Puno, La Paz, Santa Cruz, São Paulo - Barra Funda, Palmeiras - Barra Funda, Sé, and Sao Paulo in around 3 days 20h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3000
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3000
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3000
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3000
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Santiago, Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3700 - R$ 13000
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3700 - R$ 8000
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Lima to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 3700
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Train from Charaña to Viacha
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 17 - R$ 40
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
R$ 17 - R$ 21
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
R$ 26 - R$ 35
Expreso del Sur - Salon
R$ 30 - R$ 40
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
R$ 55 - R$ 70
Bus operators
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
contactcenter@civa.com.pe
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Lima 28 de Julio to Puno
Ave. Duration
22h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 250
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Bed Regular
R$ 120 - R$ 160
Economy
R$ 85 - R$ 120
Semi Bed
R$ 110 - R$ 150
Bed Premium
R$ 160 - R$ 190
Suite
R$ 170 - R$ 250
Bus from Lima 28 de Julio to Tacna
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 220
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Bed Regular
R$ 120 - R$ 160
Economy
R$ 80 - R$ 120
Semi Bed
R$ 100 - R$ 140
Bed Premium
R$ 160 - R$ 190
Suite
R$ 170 - R$ 240
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 100
Schedules at
nuevocontinentesrl.wixsite.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Tour Peru
Phone
951677194
Email
reservas@tourperu.com.pe
Website
perutours.com.pe
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 80
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com
Trans Titicaca
Phone
+591-2-2462655
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 55 - R$ 65
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Trans Titicaca
Trans Copacabana SA
Phone
Cochabamba: +(591)44591818, +(591)72244625
Email
info@transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Website
transcopacabanasa.com
Bus from La Paz to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 75 - R$ 140
Schedules at
transcopacabanasa.com
Standard
R$ 75 - R$ 95
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 190
Semi Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 220
Transportes El Dorado
Phone
La Paz: +(591) 2282263, +(591)-22281672
Website
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$ 115
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
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 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$ 100 - R$ 130
Cama
R$ 150 - R$ 180
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 Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 115
Schedules at
facebook.com
La Preferida Bus
Phone
+591- 3-3647160
Email
atencionalcliente@lapreferidabus.com.bo
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 505
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
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
Bus from Balneario Camboriu Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 360
Semi-Leito
R$ 270 - R$ 380
Convencional
R$ 320 - R$ 360
Flores Hermanos
Phone
+51 1 4800725
Email
floresruta@floreshnos.com
Website
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Lima - Paseo de la República to Tacna
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Cromotex
Phone
+51 (01) 424-75-75
Email
informes@cromotex.com.pe
Website
twitter.com
Bus from Lima - La Victoria to Tacna
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 192
Schedules at
twitter.com
Book at
twitter.com
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
facebook.com
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$ 130 - R$ 250
Schedules at
transcopacabanamem1.com
Private
R$ 242
La Veloz Del Norte
Phone
+54 9 (387) 4002200
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Lima to Cordoba
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 470
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
R$ 80 - R$ 120
1st Class
R$ 100 - R$ 150
Bus from Lima to Retiro
Ave. Duration
2 days 18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 470
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
R$ 110 - R$ 160
1st Class
R$ 140 - R$ 210
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 0810 222-5202 // +54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Córdoba to Balneario Camboriu
Ave. Duration
30h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 480 - R$ 800
Schedules at
flechabus.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Bed
R$ 600 - R$ 800
Semi Bed
R$ 480 - R$ 650
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Lima Plaza Norte to Retiro
Ave. Duration
3 days 0h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 350 - R$ 480
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 350 - R$ 480
Bed
R$ 410 - R$ 600
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblinternacional.com
Bus from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 1180
Book at
JBL Turismo
Crucero Del Norte
Phone
+54 810 777 2725
Email
info@crucerodelnorte.com.ar
Website
crucerodelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires - Retiro to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
45h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 1249
Schedules at
crucerodelnorte.com.ar

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Rio de Janeiro is 2h ahead of Lima. It is currently 4:43 PM in Lima and 6:43 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Yes, the driving distance between Lima to Rio de Janeiro is 4854 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14h to drive from Lima to Rio de Janeiro.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Lima Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 705+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Lima to Lima Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs $16 - $20.

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