There are 6 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) SDU - MDE

$351 - $1,288

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Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) GIG - MDE

$288 - $678

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Bus, taxi  •  4 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Cúcuta to Rumichaca
  4. Take a taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
  5. Take the bus from Pasto to Medellín

$604 - $734

Bus via Lima  •  6 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Armenia
  3. Take the bus from Armenia to Medellín

$337 - $552

Bus  •  6 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo - Tietê
  2. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Bogotá
  3. Take the bus from Bogotá to Medellín

$368 - $517

Drive  •  4 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín 4936.7 miles

$800 - $1,300

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín is to bus which costs R$ 1300 - R$ 2300 and takes 6 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín is to fly which costs R$ 1400 - R$ 5500 and takes 12 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín. However, there are services departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Medellín via Lima and Armenia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 days 5 h.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Medellín is 4786 km. The road distance is 7898.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín without a car is to bus which takes 6 days 5 h and costs R$ 1300 - R$ 2300.

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It takes approximately 12 h 36 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Medellín 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 Medellín is to fly which takes 12 h 36 min and costs R$ 1400 - R$ 5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 1300 - R$ 2300 and takes 6 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 46 min and has two stopovers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Medellín bus services, operated by Empresa Arauca, arrive at Medellín station.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín.
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  • Distance: 2991 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 36 min

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

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and three other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín via Lima and Armenia in around 6 days 5 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Cali
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Cartagena
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
12 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
13 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
14 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
13 h 46 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
16 h 9 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Belo Horizonte Confins, Panama City
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Brasilia, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Porto Alegre, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Bus operators
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$110 - $150
LEITO
$140 - $180
Expreso Norte
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Arica
Ave. Duration
27 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Arica
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Flota Magdalena
Phone
018000119019
Email
servicioalcliente@flotamagdalena.com.co
Website
flotamagdalena.com
Bus from Pasto to Medellín
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
flotamagdalena.com
Premium
$42
Regular
$30 - $45
Bus from Bogotá to Medellín
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
flotamagdalena.com
Premium
$27
Regular
$20 - $26
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Armenia to Medellín
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Kaissara
Phone
0800 723 2121 / 0800 726 0246
Email
faleconosco@kaissara.com.br
Website
kaissara.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo - Tietê
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$24 - $35
Conventional
$24 - $35
Business
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31
RadioTaxis 13 13
Phone
+57 2725 1313
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Taxis La Frontera
Phone
+57 2773 3840
Website
amarillascolombia.co
Taxis Nocturnos Cootranoba
Phone
+57 2773 8888
Website
amarillascolombia.co

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Medellín is 2 h behind Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 10:34 PM in Rio de Janeiro and 8:34 PM in Medellín.

Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Medellín is 7899 km. It takes approximately 4 days 14 h to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and two other airlines offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport.

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There are 1049+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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