There are 6 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Salvador (SSA) SDU - SSA

$106 - $364

Cheapest option

Bus Aguia Branca  •  31 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

$65 - $90

4 alternative options

Line 2 Metrô Rio to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 2 Metrô Rio from Presidente Vargas to Vicente de Carvalho
  2. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Salvador (SSA) GIG - SSA

$77 - $408

Bus Gontijo  •  30 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Feira de Santana Rio de Janeiro / ...
  2. Take the bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador 101 Lex / ...

$76 - $127

Bus Viação Nacional  •  32 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Volta Redonda Rio-Barra Mansa
  2. Take the bus from Volta Redonda to Salvador Sao Paulo

$115 - $119

Drive  •  22 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador 1026.4 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador is to bus which costs R$ 250 - R$ 350 and takes 31 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador is to fly which costs R$ 410 - R$ 1500 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Salvador is 1210 km. The road distance is 1642.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Salvador. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 31 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Salvador is 1642 km. It takes approximately 22 h 56 min to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador.
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  • Distance: 756.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador via Feira de Santana in around 30 h 59 min.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Vitoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Brasilia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Salvador via Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
gontijo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Feira de Santana
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Viação Nacional
Phone
0800 728 0044
Website
viacaonacional.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Feira de Santana
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$111
Schedules at
viacaonacional.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
viacaonacional.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from Volta Redonda to Salvador
Ave. Duration
28 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
viacaonacional.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Viacao Cidade Sol
Camurujipe
Santana
Phone
+55 (71) 3450-5614 / 3450-4951
Website
empresasantana.com.br
Bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
empresasantana.com.br
Cidade Do Aco
Phone
0800-8861000 / +55 24 2106-4022
Email
vca@cidadedoaco.com.br
Website
cidadedoaco.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Volta Redonda
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
cidadedoaco.com.br
Book at
webrodoviaria.com.br
Economy
$13
Executive
$15

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