There are 4 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago by 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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Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Santiago (SCL) SDU - SCL

$184 - $905

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago

$120 - $180

2 alternative options

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Santiago (SCL) GIG - SCL

$171 - $596

Drive  •  46 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago 2376.4 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to bus which costs R$ 480 - R$ 750 and takes 39 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to fly which costs R$ 700 - R$ 3700 and takes 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at Santiago. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 39 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Santiago is 2925 km. The road distance is 3802.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 30 min and costs R$ 480 - R$ 750.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to Santiago bus services, operated by JBL Turismo, depart from Rio de Janeiro station.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to fly which takes 7 h and costs R$ 700 - R$ 3700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 480 - R$ 750 and takes 39 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Santiago Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro to Santiago bus services, operated by JBL Turismo, arrive at Santiago station.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago.
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  • Distance: 1827.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Chile and two other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago hourly. Alternatively, JBL Turismo operates a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago once a week. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 39 h 30 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11 h 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Montevideo
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Curitiba, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Bus operators
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$120 - $160
LEITO
$150 - $180

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