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There are 4 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  6h 40m

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

$184 - $905

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Bus  •  39h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago

$130 - $200

2 alternative options

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  8h 24m

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

$171 - $596

Drive  •  46h 8m

  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 39h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is to fly which costs R$ 650 - R$ 3400 and takes 6h 40m.

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

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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 39h 30m and costs R$ 480 - R$ 750.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m 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 6h 40m and costs R$ 650 - R$ 3400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 480 - R$ 750 and takes 39h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Santiago Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 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: 6h 40m

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

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos 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 39h 30m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo Congonhas, Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo Congonhas, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo, Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Santiago via Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
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
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Santiago via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
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
7h 10m
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
39h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
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CONVENCIONAL
$130 - $170
LEITO
$160 - $200

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Santiago is 1h behind Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 12:15 PM in Rio de Janeiro and 11:15 AM in Santiago.

Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to Santiago is 3802 km. It takes approximately 46h 8m to drive from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Santiago Airport.

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There are 2201+ hotels available in Santiago. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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