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There are 8 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  11 h 33 min

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

$334 - $1,271

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Fly Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota, bus  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Bogota (BOG) SDU - BOG
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to San Pedro

$265 - $679

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Fly Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  12 h 47 min

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

$271 - $661

Fly Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) SDU - EOH

$662 - $1,904

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

$616 - $753

Bus Linea de Los Andes  •  5 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago to Rumichaca
  3. Take the bus from Ipiales to Pasto
  4. Take the bus from Pasto to Medellín

$475 - $808

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  6 days 2 h

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

$321 - $508

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$ 1100 - R$ 1900 and takes 6 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín is to fly which costs R$ 1200 - R$ 4800 and takes 11 h 33 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 - Novo Rio and arriving at Medellín via Av. Cruzeiro Do Sul, 1801, Sao Paulo, Calipso, Cali and Buga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 days 2 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 5 days 16 h and costs R$ 1700 - R$ 3000.

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It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Medellín bus services, operated by Expresso Do Sul, depart from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín is to fly which takes 11 h 33 min and costs R$ 1200 - R$ 4800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 1700 - R$ 3000 and takes 5 days 16 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 10 h 18 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: 11 h 33 min

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

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and three other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Medellín via Santiago, Rumichaca, Ipiales, and Pasto in around 5 days 16 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Foz do Iguacu, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
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
10 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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, Bogota
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota, Quibdo
Ave. Duration
23 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
19 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota, Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota, Manizales
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota, Monteria
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Sao Paulo, Bogota, Cucuta
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Sao Paulo Congonhas, Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Bogota via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Sao Paulo, Panama City
Ave. Duration
13 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Miami
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,800 - $16,000
Bus operators
Flota Santa fe
Website
flotasantafe.com
Bus from Bogotá to San Pedro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
flotasantafe.com
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
$130 - $200
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$130 - $170
LEITO
$160 - $200
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
$50
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
$50 - $90
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Cootranar
Phone
572 721 8989
Website
cootranar.com
Bus from Ipiales to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
cootranar.com
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
$27 - $35
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$26 - $40
Conventional
$27 - $35
Business
$30 - $45
First Class
$45 - $60
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Buga
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Buga to Medellín
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Other operators
Taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Estimated price
$24 - $30
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 3 h behind Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 11:57 AM in Rio de Janeiro and 8:57 AM 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 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 1058+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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