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There are 6 ways to get from Maldonado to Rio Grande by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas

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Bus via Chui

  1. Take the bus from Maldonado to Chuy
  2. Take the bus from Chuí to Pelotas

Drive

  1. Drive from Maldonado to Rio Grande

Bus to Montevideo, fly to Pelotas

  1. Take the bus from Maldonado to Carrasco International Airport
  2. Fly from Montevideo (MVD) to Pelotas (PET)

Fly Punta Del Este to Porto Alegre, bus

  1. Fly from Punta Del Este (PDP) to Porto Alegre (POA)
  2. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Pelotas
  3. Take the bus from Pelotas to Rio Grande

Bus to Montevideo, fly to Porto Alegre, bus

  1. Take the bus from Maldonado to Carrasco International Airport
  2. Fly from Montevideo (MVD) to Porto Alegre (POA)
  3. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Pelotas

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Maldonado to Rio Grande is to bus via Chui, which costs $27 - $31 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Maldonado to Rio Grande is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maldonado station to Rio Grande. However, there are services departing from Bus Station - Maldonado and arriving at Rio Grande via Punta del Este and Pelotas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 7m.

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The distance between Maldonado and Rio Grande is 414 km. The road distance is 454.6 km.

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The best way to get from Maldonado to Rio Grande without a car is to bus which takes 10h 7m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 10h 7m to get from Maldonado to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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Maldonado to Rio Grande bus services, operated by EGA, depart from Punta del Este station.

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There is no direct flight from Montevideo Airport to Pelotas Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 5m and has one stopover.

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Maldonado to Rio Grande bus services, operated by EGA, arrive at Pelotas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maldonado to Rio Grande is 455 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Maldonado to Rio Grande.

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  • Distance: 414 km
  • Duration: 10h 7m

What companies run services between Maldonado, Uruguay and Rio Grande, Brazil?

EGA operates a bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas once daily. Tickets cost R$ 210 - R$ 270 and the journey takes 6h 40m.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Montevideo to Pelotas via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 4500
Flights from Montevideo to Pelotas via Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 3800
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Punta Del Este to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 480 - R$ 2500
Flights from Montevideo to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 10000
Bus operators
EGA
Phone
+(598) 2-4025164
Website
ega.com.uy
Bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 270
Schedules at
ega.com.uy
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ecommerce.sittnet.net
Bed
R$ 290 - R$ 410
Regular
R$ 210 - R$ 270
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Maldonado to Chuy
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 55 - R$ 80
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Bus from Maldonado to Aeropuerto
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 29 - R$ 45
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Expresso Embaixador
Phone
+55 53 3278 7000
Email
sac@expressoembaixador.com.br
Website
expressoembaixador.com.br
Bus from Chuí to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 77
Schedules at
expressoembaixador.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 89
Schedules at
expressoembaixador.com.br
Bus from Pelotas to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 16
Schedules at
expressoembaixador.com.br
Copsa
Phone
+598 2902 1818
Email
atencionalcliente@copsa.com.uy
Website
copsa.com.uy
Bus from Maldonado to Carrasco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Schedules at
copsa.com.uy
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copsa.com.uy
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Book at
clickbus.com.br
Convencional
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Semi-Leito
R$ 65 - R$ 90
Expresso Frederes
Phone
+55 51 3342-0410 / +55 51 3342-0233
Email
frederes@frederes.com.br
Website
frederes.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 40 - R$ 55
Schedules at
frederes.com.br
Book at
buscaonibus.com.br
Comum
R$ 40 - R$ 55
Semi Direto
R$ 50 - R$ 75

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LATAM Chile, Azul and Gol Transportes Aéreos offer flights from Montevideo Airport to Pelotas Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Rio Grande. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Maldonado to Punta Del Este Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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