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There are 7 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo by plane, 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  •  1h 16m

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

$37 - $197

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Bus Expresso Do Sul  •  6h

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

$20 - $40

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Fly to Sao Paulo  •  2h 50m

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

$39 - $200

Bus Brasileiro  •  7h 4m

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

$22 - $30

Bus Gontijo  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Sao Paulo – Tiete Teixeira de Freitas / ...

$29 - $38

Rideshare  •  5h 12m

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

$22

Drive  •  4h 52m

  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$ 81 and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo is to fly which costs R$ 130 - R$ 750 and takes 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio and arriving at São Paulo - Tietê. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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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 6h and costs R$ 75 - R$ 140.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo 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 São Paulo is to fly which takes 1h 16m and costs R$ 130 - R$ 750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 75 - R$ 140 and takes 6h.

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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 55m.

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Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo bus services, operated by Expresso Do Sul, arrive at São Paulo - Tietê station.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.
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  • Distance: 225 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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 $31 and the journey takes 6h. Three 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
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Bus operators
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo – Tietê
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Bus from Nova Iguaçu to São Paulo - Tiete
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
expressobrasileiro.com
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to São Paulo – Tietê
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from Nova Iguaçú to São Paulo - Tietê
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
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
6h
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
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Sao Paulo – Tiete
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$26 - $35
Executivo
$26 - $35
Other operators
BlaBlaCar Brazil
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rio De Janeiro to São Paulo
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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