There are 7 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo by plane, subway, bus, rideshare 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 to Sao Paulo Congonhas  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) SDU - CGH

$36 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus Brasileiro  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Nova Iguaçu to São Paulo - Tiete

$19 - $26

5 alternative options

Fly to Sao Paulo, Metrô  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Sao Paulo (GRU) SDU - GRU
  2. Take the Metrô from Portuguesa Tietê to São Bento

$40 - $208

Bus Expresso Do Sul  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo - Tietê

$26 - $33

Bus 1001  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Brs 2, 5 - Praça Tiradentes to Rua Iacu próximo ao 1706 2332
  2. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Campo Grande to São Paulo - Tietê

$21 - $32

Rideshare  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rio De Janeiro to São Paulo 269.6 miles

$23

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo 270.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo is to rideshare which costs R$ 91 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo is to fly which costs R$ 140 - R$ 800 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is 360 km. The road distance is 432.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs R$ 100 - R$ 140.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo is to fly which takes 1 h 20 min and costs R$ 140 - R$ 800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 100 - R$ 140 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo is 432 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.

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Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport.

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There are 1481+ hotels available in São Paulo. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.
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  • Distance: 225 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile fly from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Expresso Do Sul operates a bus from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo hourly. Tickets cost $28 and the journey takes 6 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Sao Paulo Metro
Phone
0800 770 7722
Website
metro.sp.gov.br
Subway from Portuguesa Tietê to São Bento
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.sp.gov.br
Bus operators
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo – Tietê
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Bus from Nova Iguaçu to São Paulo - Tiete
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
expressobrasileiro.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
$24 - $35
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$24 - $35
Conventional
$24 - $35
Business
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $55
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from Nova Iguaçú to São Paulo - Tietê
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Campo Grande to São Paulo - Tietê
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
CONV C/AR
$23
SEMI LEIT
$27
Fetranspor
Website
fetranspor.com.br
Bus from Brs 2, 5 - Praça Tiradentes to Rua Iacu próximo ao 1706
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fetranspor.com.br
Other operators
BlaBlaCar Brazil
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rio De Janeiro to São Paulo
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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More Questions & Answers

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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