There are 8 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Europe by plane, train or bus

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Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt, train  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Frankfurt (FRA) GIG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bad Hersfeld

$506 - $1,356

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Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Paderborn, train  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Paderborn (PAD) GIG - PAD
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Bebra

$886 - $3,781

Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg, train  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Nuremberg (NUE) GIG - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Eisenach

$627 - $1,692

Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig, train  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Leipzig (LEJ) GIG - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Eisenach

$628 - $1,274

Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover, train  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Hannover (HAJ) GIG - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Bebra

$566 - $1,257

Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Muenster, train  •  23 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Muenster (FMO) GIG - FMO
  2. Take the train from Greven Bf to Hamm
  3. Take the train from Hamm(Westf) to Bebra

$634 - $1,708

Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam, train  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Amsterdam (AMS) GIG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Bebra

$521 - $1,349

Bus, bus to Sao Paulo, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to São José dos Campos
  2. Take the bus from São José dos Campos to Guarulhos International Airport
  3. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) GRU - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bad Hersfeld

$514 - $1,300

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Europe is to fly and train which costs R$ 2000 - R$ 6000 and takes 17 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Europe is to fly and train which costs R$ 2000 - R$ 6000 and takes 17 h 32 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Europe is 9721 km.

It takes approximately 17 h 32 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Europe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 11 h 20 min.

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Europe is 4 h ahead of Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 11:39 PM in Rio de Janeiro and 4:39 AM in Europe.

Lufthansa, KLM, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Europe. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Europe.
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  • Distance: 6075.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 32 min

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

There is no direct connection from Rio de Janeiro to Europe. However, you can take the Metrô Rio to Vicente de Carvalho, take the bus to Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim - Terminal 2, take the walk to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao airport, fly to Frankfurt, take the walk to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, take the train to Bad Hersfeld, then take the taxi to Europe. Alternatively, you can take the Metrô Rio to Vicente de Carvalho, take the bus to Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim - Terminal 2, take the walk to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao airport, fly to Paderborn, take the taxi to Paderborn Hbf, take the train to Bebra, then take the taxi to Europe.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Lisbon, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Lisbon, Munich
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Lisbon, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Porto, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Muenster via Lisbon, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
18 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Muenster via Porto, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
16 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
15 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Paderborn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Paderborn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $3,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $3,100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Leipzig via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Nuremberg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $3,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,000
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,400
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Amsterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $3,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $6,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bad Hersfeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Bebra
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Bebra
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf) to Bebra
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Bebra
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Greven Bf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Sampaio
Phone
+55 21 3907-3900 / +55 4020-0800
Email
faleconosco@viacaosampaio.com.br
Website
viacaosampaio.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to São José dos Campos
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Andorinha
Phone
+55 65 3621-3422 / 0800 704 8780
Email
andorinha@andorinha.com
Website
andorinha.com
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to São José dos Campos
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
clickbus.com.br
Util
Phone
0800 886 1000 / 0800 883 8830
Email
faleconosco@util.com.br
Website
util.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São José dos Campos
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$19 - $28
Semi-Sleeper
$28 - $40
Regular
$20 - $29

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