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There are 5 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador by subway, 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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Metrô Rio, fly  •  5 h 36 min

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

$77 - $408

Cheapest option

Bus Aguia Branca  •  31 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

$65 - $95

3 alternative options

Bus Gontijo  •  28 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Teresópolis 7
  2. Take the bus from Teresópolis to Feira de Santana
  3. Take the bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador 101

$74 - $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

$121 - $125

Drive  •  22 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador 1026.4 miles

$170 - $260

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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 Metrô Rio and fly which costs R$ 280 - R$ 1600 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Salvador. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 h 50 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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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 28 min and costs R$ 270 - R$ 480.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Salvador bus services, operated by Viacao Teresopolis, depart from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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The quickest flight from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Rio de Janeiro to Salvador bus services, operated by Santana, arrive at Salvador station.

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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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  • Distance: 756.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

You can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador via Teresópolis and Feira de Santana in around 28 h 28 min.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
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
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Sao Paulo Viracopos
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salvador via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
Viacao Teresopolis
Phone
+55 21 3644-6600 / +55 0800 728 1992
Email
atendimento@viacaoteresopolis.com.br
Website
viacaoteresopolis.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Teresópolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
viacaoteresopolis.com.br
Book at
temonibus.com
Gontijo
Santana
Phone
+55 (71) 3450-5614 / 3450-4951
Website
empresasantana.com.br
Bus from Feira de Santana to Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
empresasantana.com.br
Camurujipe
Viacao Cidade Sol
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 - $16
Schedules at
cidadedoaco.com.br
Book at
cidadedoaco.com.br
Economy
$13
Executive
$16
Viação Nacional
Phone
0800 728 0044
Website
viacaonacional.com.br
Bus from Volta Redonda to Salvador
Ave. Duration
28 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
viacaonacional.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br

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LATAM Chile, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Avianca Brazil and Gol Transportes Aéreos offer flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Salvador Airport.

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