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There are 10 ways to get from São Paulo to Rafaela by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Parana, bus  •  13h 56m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Parana (PRA) GRU - PRA
  2. Take the bus from Paraná to Rafaela

$11677 - $30017

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Bus  •  36h 57m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Imbituba
  2. Take the bus from Imbituba to Santa Fe
  3. Take the bus from Santa Fe to Rafaela

$5097 - $10563

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Fly to Santa Fe, bus  •  18h 28m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Santa Fe (SFN) GRU - SFN
  2. Take the bus from Santa Fe to Rafaela

$16562 - $39237

Fly to Cordoba, bus  •  15h 26m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Cordoba (COR) GRU - COR
  2. Take the bus from Córdoba to Rafaela

$17189 - $81289

Fly to Rosario, bus  •  14h 14m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rosario (ROS) GRU - ROS
  2. Take the bus from Rosario to Rafaela

$10397 - $94587

Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, train  •  18h 44m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) GRU - AEP
  2. Take the train from Retiro to Rafaela

$11225 - $142460

Bus via Porto Alegre  •  30h 57m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Caxias do Sul
  2. Take the bus from Caxias do Sul to Porto Alegre
  3. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Santa Fe
  4. Take the bus from Santa Fe to Rafaela

$5661 - $11786

Bus #2  •  39h 8m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Barra Funda to Foz do Iguaçu
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Francisco
  3. Take the bus from San Francisco to Rafaela

$6424 - $12002

Bus, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires - Retiro San Paulo
  2. Take the train from Retiro to Rafaela Buenos Aires

$7737 - $8967

Drive  •  28h 26m

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Rafaela 2226.9 km

$21000 - $32000

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rafaela is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rafaela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rafaela is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rafaela is to bus and train which costs R$ 470 - R$ 550 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Rafaela is to fly and bus which costs R$ 700 - R$ 1900 and takes 13h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from São Paulo to Rafaela. However, there are services departing from São Paulo – Tietê and arriving at Rafaela via Caxias do Sul, Porto Alegre and Santa Fe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 57m.

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It is 1695 km from São Paulo to Rafaela. It is approximately 2226.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rafaela without a car is to bus via Porto Alegre which takes 30h 57m and costs R$ 340 - R$ 750.

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It takes approximately 13h 56m to get from São Paulo to Rafaela, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Rafaela bus services, operated by Guanabara, depart from São Paulo – Tietê station.

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There is no direct flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Parana Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 15m and has one stopover.

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São Paulo to Rafaela bus services, operated by El Practico, arrive at Rafaela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Rafaela is 2227 km. It takes approximately 28h 26m to drive from São Paulo to Rafaela.

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  • Distance: 1695.5 km
  • Duration: 13h 56m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Rafaela, Argentina?

You can take a bus from São Paulo to Rafaela via Caxias do Sul, Porto Alegre, and Santa Fe in around 30h 57m.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Sao Paulo to Parana via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$12000 - $30000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Parana via Asuncion, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$10000 - $36000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Fe via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15000 - $37000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Cordoba via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$14000 - $36000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Cordoba via Mendoza
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$12000 - $34000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Cordoba via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$12000 - $31000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rosario via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$9000 - $23000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10000 - $65000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery via Mendoza
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$12000 - $80000
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Cordoba via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$12000 - $31000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rosario via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$9000 - $23000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10000 - $65000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$10000 - $65000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Cordoba via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$12000 - $36000
Train operators
Trenes Argentinos
Phone
+54 800 2228736
Train from Retiro to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$270 - $1500
Schedules at
argentina.gob.ar
Economy
$270 - $320
Regular
$330 - $380
Suite
$1200 - $1500
Bus operators
Brown SRL
Phone
+54 011 4018-0020
Email
atencionalcliente@brownsrl.com.ar
Website
brownsrl.com.ar
Bus from Paraná to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
brownsrl.com.ar
Book at
brown.centraldepasajes.com.ar
Bus from Santa fe to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
brownsrl.com.ar
Book at
brown.centraldepasajes.com.ar
El Practico
Phone
0800 - 5550579
Email
info@elpractico.com
Website
elpractico.com
Bus from Paraná to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Schedules at
elpractico.com
Book at
plataforma10.com.ar
Bed
$460 - $650
Semi Bed
$390 - $500
Bus from Santa Fe to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Schedules at
elpractico.com
Book at
plataforma10.com.ar
Bed
$420 - $600
Semi Bed
$350 - $450
El Pulqui
Website
elpulquisrl.com.ar
Bus from Santa Fe to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
Bus from Córdoba to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
elpulquisrl.com.ar
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
Bus from San Francisco to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
elpulquisrl.com.ar
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
La Veloz Del Norte
Phone
+54 9 (387) 4002200
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Rosario to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$340 - $500
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
$340 - $500
1st Class
$340 - $490
Vosa
Phone
(011) 4454-8893
Website
vosanet.com.ar
Bus from Rosario to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
vosanet.com.ar
Nuevo Expreso S.A
Phone
011-4000-5200
Website
nuevoexpreso.com
Bus from Rosario to Rafaela
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Schedules at
nuevoexpreso.com
Semi Bed
$480 - $700
Bed
$500 - $700
Regular
$430 - $650
Guanabara
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 0810 222-5202 // +54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Porto Alegre to Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
14h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1900 - $7500
Schedules at
flechabus.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$1900 - $2800
Suite
$2600 - $3300
Bed
$2400 - $3300
Bus from Imbituba to Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
20h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2500 - $6500
Schedules at
flechabus.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$2500 - $3600
Suite
$3300 - $4200
Bed
$3200 - $4400
Eucatur
Phone
0800 69 0800 / +55 69 3416-3700
Website
eucatur.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Imbituba
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2500 - $3500
Book at
eucatur.com.br
Convencional
$2500 - $3500
Leito
$3300 - $4200
Executivo
$2800 - $3800
Auto Viação Catarinense
Phone
0800-470-470 / +55 4002-4700
Email
sac@catarinense.com.br
Website
catarinense.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Barra Funda to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3400 - $6500
Book at
Catarinense
Convencional
$4900 - $6500
Expresso Singer
Phone
0800-777-3772
Email
contacto@expresosinger.com.ar
Website
expresosinger.com.ar
Bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2800 - $3900
Schedules at
expresosinger.com.ar
Book at
expresosinger.com.ar
Crucero Del Norte
Phone
+54 810 777 2725
Email
info@crucerodelnorte.com.ar
Website
crucerodelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires - Retiro
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9000
Schedules at
crucerodelnorte.com.ar
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tiete to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
41h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7395
Book at
JBL Turismo

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Sao Paulo Airport to Parana Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Rafaela. Prices start at $8750 ARS per night.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Airport is to shuttle which takes 39 min and costs R$ 57.

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