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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  12 h 45 min

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

$420 - $796

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 days 1 h

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

$169 - $318

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is to bus which costs R$ 650 - R$ 1300 and takes 3 days 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is to fly which costs R$ 1300 - R$ 4500 and takes 11 h 49 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 3 days 1 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 3 days 1 h and costs R$ 650 - R$ 1300.

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It takes approximately 12 h 45 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 12 h 45 min and costs R$ 1700 - R$ 3300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 650 - R$ 1300 and takes 3 days 1 h.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h and has two stopovers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Cusco bus services, operated by Movil Tours, 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: 12 h 45 min

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

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco via Puerto Maldonado in around 3 days 1 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
16 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Foz do Iguacu, Lima
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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
16 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Bus operators
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $70
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$27 - $40
Regular
$35 - $50
Suite
$50 - $70
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$21 - $29
Regular Bed
$26 - $40
Economy
$13 - $18
Premium Semi Bed
$29 - $45
Premium Bed
$35 - $50
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$18 - $27
Regular
$30 - $45
VIP
$35 - $55
Tepsa
Website
tepsa.com.pe
Bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
tepsa.com.pe
Suite
$40 - $50
Regular
$26 - $40
Transzela

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