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There are 8 ways to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus, subway or car

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Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 30m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) GRU - SDU

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio São Paulo / ...

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Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) CGH - SDU

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  2h 44m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GRU - GIG

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) CGH - GIG

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Viracopos International Airport
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) VCP - SDU

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio de Janeiro Jacarepagua, Metrô Rio  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Rio de Janeiro Jacarepagua (RRJ) CGH - RRJ
  2. Take the Metrô Rio from Nova America/Del Castilho to Presidente Vargas

Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro 416.4 km

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by bus

92 Weekly Buses
6h Average Duration
R$ 55 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs R$ 55 - R$ 240 and takes 6h.

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The fastest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 2h 30m and costs R$ 230 - R$ 2400.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tietê Bus Terminal and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is 352 km. The road distance is 416.4 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs R$ 55 - R$ 240.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Águia Branca, depart from Tietê Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 2h 30m and costs R$ 230 - R$ 2400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 55 - R$ 240 and takes 6h.

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Águia Branca, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is 416 km. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Distance: 351.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Azul and LATAM Chile fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, Águia Branca operates a bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio hourly. Tickets cost R$ 236 and the journey takes 6h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 2900
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 2800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 3000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 350 - R$ 3100
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 350 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 3700
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio de Janeiro Jacarepagua
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 410 - R$ 2800
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 260 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 250 - R$ 3100
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 3000
Train operators
Metro Rio
Phone
0800 595 1111
Website
metrorio.com.br
Subway from Nova America/Del Castilho to Presidente Vargas
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
metrorio.com.br
Bus operators
VB Transportes
Phone
+55 (19) 3733-5000
Email
sac@vbtransportes.com.br
Website
vbtransportes.com.br
Bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Viracopos International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 40 - R$ 430
Schedules at
vbtransportes.com.br
Private
R$ 400 - R$ 430
Águia Branca
Phone
0800 725 1211
Email
sac@aguiabranca.com.br
Website
aguiabranca.com.br
Bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 236
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ad.zanox.com
Itapemirim
Phone
0800 723 2121
Email
faleconosco@itapemirim.com.br
Website
itapemirim.com.br
Bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 150
Schedules at
itapemirim.com.br
Executivo
R$ 110 - R$ 150
Conventional
R$ 110 - R$ 150
Expresso Adamantina
Phone
0800 334 4344
Email
contato@expressoadamantina.com.br
Website
expressoadamantina.com.br
Bus from Rodoviária de São Paulo - Terminal Tietê to Terminal Rodoviário do Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 61
Schedules at
expressoadamantina.com.br
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to New Rio Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 130 - R$ 180
Schedules at
nspenha.com.br
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 130 - R$ 180
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from Tietê Bus Terminal to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 55 - R$ 160
Schedules at
autoviacao1001.com.br
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 160

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