There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  6 h

  1. SDU - SCL

$185 - $905

Cheapest option

Bus Autobuses Quirquincho  •  3 days 14 h

$81 - $186

3 alternative options

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  9 h 5 min

  1. GIG - SCL

$172 - $596

Bus JBL Turismo  •  39 h 30 min

$130 - $200

Drive  •  46 h 8 min

  1. 2376.4 miles

$400 - $600

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

Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Chile and three 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 $130 - $200 and the journey takes 39 h 30 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo Congonhas, Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Brasilia, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Montevideo
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Curitiba, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
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
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
$130 - $200
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$130 - $170
LEITO
$160 - $200
Fetranspor
Website
fetranspor.com.br
Bus from Praca Da Republica próximo ao111 to Terminal de Santa Cruz - Ponto A6
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
fetranspor.com.br
Cata International
COITRAM
Phone
+54261 431-1999
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
andesmarchile.cl
Nevada Internacional

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Santiago is 2925 km. The road distance is 3802 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to bus which costs R$ 290 - R$ 700 and takes 3 days 14 h.

The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to fly which takes 6 h and costs R$ 650 - R$ 3400.

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.

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago, including transfers.