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There are 6 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo 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  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Montevideo (MVD) SDU - MVD

$162 - $533

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Bus JBL Turismo  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces Buenos Aires-Montevideo / ...

$119 - $218

4 alternative options

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Montevideo (MVD) GIG - MVD

$132 - $563

Bus EGA  •  37 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo
  2. Take the bus from São Paulo to Montevideo

$174 - $268

Bus Ttl  •  39 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo
  2. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Montevideo Sao Paulo

$151 - $205

Drive  •  29 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo 1479.6 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo is to bus which costs R$ 440 - R$ 850 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo is to fly which costs R$ 600 - R$ 2000 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo. However, there are services departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Montevideo via São Paulo - Tietê. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo is 1836 km. The road distance is 2367.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 32 min and costs R$ 600 - R$ 1000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo is to fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs R$ 600 - R$ 2000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 600 - R$ 1000 and takes 37 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Montevideo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo bus services, operated by Ttl, arrive at Montevideo station.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo.
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  • Distance: 1147.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo via Sao Paulo, Portuguesa Tietê, Luz, Palmeiras - Barra Funda, and São Paulo in around 37 h 32 min.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Curitiba, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Montevideo via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Montevideo via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Montevideo via Sao Paulo Viracopos, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Montevideo via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Bus operators
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
EGA
Website
ega.com.uy
Bus from São Paulo to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
30 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Schedules at
ega.com.uy
Book at
ecommerce.sittnet.net
Bed
$160 - $230
Regular
$150 - $190
Ttl
Phone
0800 645 9007
Email
fretamento@unesul.com.br
Website
ttl.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
ttl.com.br
Book at
webrodoviaria.com.br
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$100 - $140
LEITO
$130 - $170
Cauvi
Phone
+54 11 4314-4930 / 4314-6999 / 4301-3663
Email
cauvibue@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Condor Estrella
Website
condorestrella.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires - Terminal Retiro to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
condorestrella.com.ar
Book at
condorestrella.com.ar
Semi Cama
$32 - $38
Cama Ejecutivo
$37 - $42
Pullman General Belgrano
Email
pgb@gralbelgrano.com.ar
Website
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semicama
$16 - $23
Cama
$35 - $41

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Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo is 2367 km. It takes approximately 29 h 48 min to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Montevideo Airport.

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