There are 7 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú by plane, subway, 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 Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Foz do Iguacu (IGU) SDU - IGU

$96 - $418

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Bus Pluma  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Ciudad del Este

$50 - $75

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Metrô Rio to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, fly to Foz do Iguacu, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the Metrô Rio from Presidente Vargas to Vicente de Carvalho
  2. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Foz do Iguacu (IGU) GIG - IGU
  3. Take the bus from Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil to Terminal de Omnibus de Ciudad de Puerto Iguazú

$89 - $324

Fly Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Cascavel (CAC) SDU - CAC
  2. Take the bus from Cascavel to Foz do Iguaçu

$140 - $619

Bus Auto Viação Catarinense  •  29 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio to Foz do Iguaçu Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio / ...

$56 - $117

Bus Gontijo  •  30 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Roseira Teixeira de Freitas / ...
  2. Take the bus from Roseira to Foz do Iguaçu Recife

$75 - $107

Drive  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú 928.9 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú. However, there are services departing from Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes and arriving at Terminal de Omnibus de Ciudad de Puerto Iguazú via Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio, Foz do Iguaçu and Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Puerto Iguazú is 1193 km. The road distance is 1486.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú bus services, operated by Auto Viação Catarinense, depart from Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio station.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Foz do Iguacu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú bus services, operated by Auto Viação Catarinense, arrive at Foz do Iguaçu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú is 1486 km. It takes approximately 16 h 48 min to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú.

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

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú.
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  • Distance: 745.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Puerto Iguazú, Argentina?

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras fly from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú every 4 hours. Alternatively, Pluma operates a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazú twice a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 23 h 10 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Sao Paulo Viracopos, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Uberlandia, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Curitiba, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cascavel via Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Foz do Iguacu via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Foz do Iguacu
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Train operators
Bus operators
Puerto Iguazú Local Bus
Bus from Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil to Terminal de Omnibus de Ciudad de Puerto Iguazú
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Auto Viação Catarinense
Phone
0800-470-470 / +55 4002-4700
Email
sac@catarinense.com.br
Website
catarinense.com.br
Bus from Cascavel to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
catarinense.com.br
Book at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
catarinense.com.br
Book at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from Cascavel to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Ciudad del Este
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Roseira
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Roseira to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br

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