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There are 4 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Cuzco (CUZ) SDU - CUZ

$420 - $796

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Bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Maldonado Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco

$160 - $295

2 alternative options

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Cuzco (CUZ) GIG - CUZ

$343 - $1,105

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco 2490.8 miles

$420 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is to bus which costs R$ 550 - R$ 1100 and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is to fly which costs R$ 1500 - R$ 3000 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco. However, there are services departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Cusco via Puerto Maldonado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Cusco is 3207 km. The road distance is 3985.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 20 h and costs R$ 550 - R$ 1100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Cusco bus services, operated by Expreso Internacional Ormeño, depart from Rio de Janeiro station.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is to fly which takes 10 h 55 min and costs R$ 1500 - R$ 3000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 550 - R$ 1100 and takes 2 days 20 h.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h and has two stopovers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Cusco bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, arrive at Cusco station.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 2004.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

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

LATAM Chile, Azul and three other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco via Puerto Maldonado in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
14 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Foz do Iguacu, Lima
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Porto Alegre, Lima
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
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Cusco is 3 h behind Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 4:03 PM in Rio de Janeiro and 1:03 PM in Cusco.

Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is 3985 km. It takes approximately 2 days 5 h to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Azul and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1354+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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