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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Rio Grande by plane or bus

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Fly Melbourne to Porto Alegre, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Porto Alegre (POA)
  2. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

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Bus to Avalon, fly to Pelotas

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Pelotas (PET)

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Fly Melbourne to Pelotas

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Pelotas (PET)

Bus to Avalon, fly to Porto Alegre, bus

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Porto Alegre (POA)
  3. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

Fly Melbourne to Montevideo, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Montevideo (MVD)
  2. Take the bus from Carrasco International Airport to Punta del Este
  3. Take the bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas

Fly Melbourne to Punta Del Este, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Punta Del Este (PDP)
  2. Take the bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas

Bus to Avalon, fly to Punta Del Este, bus

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Punta Del Este (PDP)
  3. Take the bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas

Bus to Avalon, fly to Montevideo, bus

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Montevideo (MVD)
  3. Take the bus from Carrasco International Airport to Punta del Este
  4. Take the bus from Punta del Este to Pelotas

Melbourne (MEL) to Pelotas (PET) flights

The flight time between Melbourne (MEL) and Pelotas (PET) is around 41h 35m and covers a distance of around 12096 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21h 14m. The fastest flight normally takes 40h 25m. Services are operated by Qantas, LATAM Chile, Azul and others. Typically 10 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
20h 21m
Layover time:
21h 14m
Total time:
41h 35m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
40h 25m
Flight distance:
12096 km
Flights per week:
10
Cheapest price:
R$ 2445
Carbon emissions:
2453 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
09:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne (MEL) to Pelotas (PET) flight schedules

Australia → Brazil
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International entry into Brazil from Australia

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited India, South Africa and United Kingdom in the past 14 days

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Australia

  • 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
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  • 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
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Australia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Australia.

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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 Grande is 136.

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

The social distance requirement in Rio Grande 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 Australia from Brazil is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 11 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Rio Grande is to bus and fly which costs $500 - $2,800 and takes 2 days 14h.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Rio Grande is to fly and bus which takes 37h 10m and costs $550 - $3,100.

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The distance between Melbourne and Rio Grande is 12049 km.

It takes approximately 37h 10m to get from Melbourne to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Porto Alegre Airport. The quickest flight takes 31h 10m and has three stopovers.

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Rio Grande is 14h behind Melbourne. It is currently 8:34 AM in Melbourne and 6:34 PM in Rio Grande.

Virgin Australia, Qantas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Porto Alegre Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Rio Grande.
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  • Distance: 12049.2 km
  • Duration: 37h 10m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Rio Grande, Brazil?

Qantas, LATAM Chile and four other airlines fly from Melbourne to Rio Grande once daily.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Melbourne to Porto Alegre via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 13000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
34h 34m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3300 - R$ 18000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
39h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 14000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Auckland, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
38h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 16000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
41h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 5000 - R$ 15000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
37h 34m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 6000 - R$ 19000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
40h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 5500 - R$ 17000
Flights from Melbourne to Montevideo via Wellington, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 14000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Asuncion
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4300 - R$ 13000
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Gold Coast, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 12000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Melbourne to Pelotas via Auckland, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 13000
Flights from Melbourne to Pelotas via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
41h 32m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 4800 - R$ 14000
Flights from Melbourne to Pelotas via Auckland, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 13000
Flights from Avalon to Pelotas via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Pelotas via Sydney, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Pelotas via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 11000
Flights from Avalon to Pelotas via Gold Coast, Auckland, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 11000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
When
Monday
Estimated price
R$ 4100 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3900 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 13000
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Melbourne to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 12000
Flights from Melbourne to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 12000
Flights from Melbourne to Punta Del Este via Queenstown, Auckland, Santiago, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 13000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Sydney, Santiago, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 11000
Flights from Avalon to Punta Del Este via Gold Coast, Auckland, Santiago, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 11000
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Porto Alegre via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
30h 2m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 4200 - R$ 13000
Flights from Melbourne to Porto Alegre via Auckland, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
37h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 12000
Flights from Avalon to Porto Alegre via Sydney, Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
45h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 3600 - R$ 11000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, Los Angeles, Panama City
Ave. Duration
42h 9m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 6500 - R$ 20000
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, San Francisco, Panama City
Ave. Duration
43h 9m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 6500 - R$ 20000
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, Santiago, Panama City
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 6000 - R$ 20000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Avalon to Montevideo via Sydney, Houston, Panama City
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 4700 - R$ 13000
Bus operators
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 92
Schedules at
planalto.com.br
Book at
planalto.com.br
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 100
Website
Skybus
Book at
Skybus
Copsa
Phone
+598 2902 1818
Email
atencionalcliente@copsa.com.uy
Website
copsa.com.uy
Bus from Carrasco International Airport to Punta del Este
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 35 - R$ 45
Schedules at
copsa.com.uy
Book at
copsa.com.uy
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Aeropuerto to Punta del Este
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
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
Book at
ecommerce.sittnet.net
Bed
R$ 300 - R$ 410
Regular
R$ 210 - R$ 270

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