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There are 4 ways to get from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to São José do Norte
  2. Take the ferry from São José do Norte to Rio Grande

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande 319.5 km

Fly, bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Porto Alegre (POA) to Pelotas (PET) POA - PET
  2. Take the bus from Pelotas to Rio Grande
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Yes, travel within Brazil is currently allowed.

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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.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande is to bus, which costs R$ 92 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande is to fly and bus which costs R$ 210 - R$ 650 and takes 4h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto Alegre and arriving at Rio Grande. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Porto Alegre and Rio Grande is 238 km. The road distance is 319.5 km.

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The best way to get from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs R$ 92.

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The bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande takes 4h 25m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Porto Alegre to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Planalto, depart from Porto Alegre station.

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The quickest flight from Porto Alegre Airport to Pelotas Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Porto Alegre to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Planalto, arrive at Rio Grande station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto Alegre to Rio Grande is 320 km. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande.

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  • Distance: 237.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Porto Alegre, Brazil and Rio Grande, Brazil?

Planalto operates a bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande 5 times a day. Tickets cost R$ 92 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Porto Alegre to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 260 - R$ 700
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
Expresso Palmares
Phone
+55 51 3342-4295
Email
contacto@expressopalmares.com.br
Website
expressopalmares.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to São José do Norte
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 107
Schedules at
e-commerce.passagensweb.net
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e-commerce.passagensweb.net
Expresso Embaixador
Ferry operators
Transnorte RS
Phone
(53) 3032-1060
Email
atendimento@transnorters.com.br
Website
transnorters.com.br
Ferry from São José do Norte to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
transnorters.com.br

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Azul offers flights from Porto Alegre Airport to Pelotas 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 Porto Alegre to Porto Alegre Airport is to line 7052 bus which takes 13 min and costs R$ 5.

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