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There are 11 ways to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Porto Alegre, train  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Porto Alegre (POA) CGH - POA
  2. Take the train from Aeroporto Salgado Filho to Mercado Publico

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Bus via Sorocaba  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Sorocaba Bus Station Sao Paulo - Sorocaba Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sorocaba Bus Station to Porto Alegre Bus Station Porto Alegre Bus Station - Campinas Bus Station

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Fly Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre, train  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Porto Alegre (POA) GRU - POA
  2. Take the train from Aeroporto Salgado Filho to Mercado Publico

Fly Sao Paulo to Caxias Do Sul  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Caxias Do Sul (CXJ) GRU - CXJ

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Porto Alegre  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Aeroporto de Viracopos
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Porto Alegre (POA) VCP - POA

Fly Sao Paulo to Pelotas  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Pelotas (PET) GRU - PET

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Caxias Do Sul  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Aeroporto de Viracopos
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Caxias Do Sul (CXJ) VCP - CXJ

Bus, night bus  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Vacaria
  2. Take the night bus from Vacaria Bus Station to Porto Alegre Bus Station Erechim Bus Station - Porto Alegre Bus Station

Bus, train  •  15h 39m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Vacaria
  2. Take the bus from Vacaria Bus Station to Novo Hamburgo Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Fenac to Mercado Publico

Bus  •  20h 53m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Porto Alegre Bus Station São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê - Buenos Aires Bus Station / ...

Drive  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Porto Alegre 1131.8 km

São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul by bus

The bus journey time between São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul is around 20h 53m and covers a distance of around 1172 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1 min. Operated by JBL Turismo and Empresa Publica de Transportes e Circulação, the São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul bus service departs from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê and arrives in Siqueira Campos 1185. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

10 Weekly Buses
20h 53m Average Duration
R$ 331 Cheapest Price
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São Paulo → Rio Grande do Sul
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio Grande do Sul is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio Grande do Sul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio Grande do Sul is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 9 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul is to bus via Sorocaba which costs R$ 85 - R$ 290 and takes 21h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul is to fly which costs R$ 430 - R$ 2500 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul. However, there are services departing from São Paulo – Tietê and arriving at Siqueira Campos 1185 via Vacaria Bus Station and Edgar Koetz Ef Rodoviária Rodoviaria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 49m.

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The distance between São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul is 995 km. The road distance is 1131.8 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 14h 49m and costs R$ 190 - R$ 360.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul bus services, operated by Guanabara, depart from São Paulo – Tietê station.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs R$ 430 - R$ 2500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 330 - R$ 1200 and takes 20h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport to Porto Alegre Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul bus services, operated by Une Sul, arrive at Porto Alegre Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul.
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  • Distance: 995.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil?

Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile fly from São Paulo to Caxias do Sul 3 times a day. Alternatively, JBL Turismo operates a bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Porto Alegre Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost R$ 320 - R$ 1200 and the journey takes 20h 50m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 450 - R$ 2800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Caxias Do Sul
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 3000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 650 - R$ 2900
Flights from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 650 - R$ 2900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Porto Alegre via Navegantes
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Porto Alegre via Curitiba
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Pelotas via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 410 - R$ 2600
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Caxias Do Sul
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3100
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 370 - R$ 2500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 550 - R$ 2700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Caxias Do Sul
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 700 - R$ 2800
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Porto Alegre via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 600 - R$ 2700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 490 - R$ 3000
Train operators
Trensurb
Phone
+55 51 3363-8477
Email
atendimento@trensurb.gov.br
Website
trensurb.gov.br
Train from Aeroporto Salgado Filho to Mercado Publico
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
trensurb.gov.br
Train from Fenac to Mercado Publico
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
trensurb.gov.br
Bus operators
VB Transportes
Phone
+55 19 3733-5000
Email
sac@vbtransportes.com.br
Website
vbtransportes.com.br
Bus from São Paulo to Aeroporto de Viracopos
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 37
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vbtransportes.com.br
Une Sul
Phone
55 54 4020 9928
Email
sac@unesul.com
Website
unesul.com.br
Night bus from Vacaria Bus Station to Porto Alegre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 11 - R$ 170
Schedules at
unesul.com.br
Viacao Nordeste
Phone
+55 84 3205-6161
Email
sac-ouvidoria@viacaonordeste.com.br
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Vacaria Bus Station to Novo Hamburgo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Sorocaba Bus Station to Porto Alegre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 250
Schedules at
facebook.com
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Porto Alegre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 1200
Viação Cometa
Phone
0800-942-0030 / +55 4004-9600
Email
contato@viacaocometa.com.br
Website
viacaocometa.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo to Sorocaba Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 23 - R$ 40
SemiLeito Premium
R$ 65 - R$ 85
Cama
R$ 70 - R$ 100
Convencional
R$ 28 - R$ 40
Executivo
R$ 23 - R$ 35

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul is 1132 km. It takes approximately 13h 12m to drive from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile offer flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport to Porto Alegre Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Rio Grande do Sul. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs R$ 5.

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