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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus, subway or car

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) IGU - SDU

$92 - $422

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Bus Sol Del Paraguay  •  20 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Ciudad del Este to São Paulo - Tietê Asunción/São Paulo
  2. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tiete to Nova Iguaçu

$62 - $92

4 alternative options

Bus, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal de Omnibus de Ciudad de Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil
  2. Fly from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) IGU - GIG
  3. Take the Metrô Rio from Vicente de Carvalho to Presidente Vargas

$88 - $323

Bus Auto Viação Catarinense  •  29 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio Foz do Iguaçu

$71 - $181

Bus Pluma  •  30 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Ciudad del Este to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

$81 - $85

Drive  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro 936.6 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs $2900 - $3200 and takes 30 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $3300 - $16000 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Puerto Iguazú and arriving at Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio via Foz do Iguaçu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 6 min.

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The distance between Puerto Iguazú and Rio de Janeiro is 1193 km. The road distance is 1498.6 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 6 min and costs $2500 - $7000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Auto Viação Catarinense, depart from Foz do Iguaçu station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $3300 - $16000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2200 - $3400 and takes 20 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Foz do Iguacu Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Auto Viação Catarinense, arrive at Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 745.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Puerto Iguazú, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro via Ciudad del Este, São Paulo - Tietê, São Paulo - Tiete, Nova Iguaçu, and Nova Iguaçu in around 20 h 22 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
Bus operators
Puerto Iguazú Local Bus
Bus from Terminal de Omnibus de Ciudad de Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
NSA
Phone
+595 21 289 1000
Email
info@nsa.com.py
Website
nsa.com.py
Bus from Ciudad del Este to São Paulo – Tietê
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
nsa.com.py
Convencional
$45 - $65
Auto Viação Catarinense
Phone
0800-470-470 / +55 4002-4700
Email
sac@catarinense.com.br
Website
catarinense.com.br
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
27 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Schedules at
catarinense.com.br
Book at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
Convencional
$70 - $100
Semi Leito
$80 - $110
Leito
$120 - $180
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Bus from Ciudad del Este to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$70 - $95
Executivo
$75 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro is 1499 km. It takes approximately 16 h 45 min to drive from Puerto Iguazú to Rio de Janeiro.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Azul and LATAM Chile offer flights from Foz do Iguacu Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 3485+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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