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There are 5 ways to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Sao Paulo

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Santa Maria (RIA)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto

Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Santa Maria (RIA)

Bus via Lajeado

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Lajeado Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Lajeado to Santa Maria

Drive

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Santa Maria

São Paulo to Santa Maria by bus

The bus journey time between São Paulo and Santa Maria is around 23h 20m and covers a distance of around 1284 km. Operated by Planalto and Pluma, the São Paulo to Santa Maria bus service departs from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê and arrives in Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto. Typically 28 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

28 Weekly Buses
23h 20m Average Duration
R$ 260 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria is to bus which costs R$ 260 and takes 23h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria is to fly which costs R$ 850 - R$ 2500 and takes 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê station and arriving at Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23h 20m.

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The distance between São Paulo and Santa Maria is 986 km. The road distance is 1234.7 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria without a car is to bus which takes 23h 20m and costs R$ 260.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Santa Maria bus services, operated by Planalto, depart from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Santa Maria is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs R$ 850 - R$ 2500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 260 and takes 23h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Santa Maria Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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São Paulo to Santa Maria bus services, operated by Planalto, arrive at Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto station.

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  • Distance: 986.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Voepass Linhas Aéreas and Azul fly from São Paulo to Santa Maria once daily. Alternatively, Planalto operates a bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto 4 times a day. Tickets cost R$ 24 - R$ 450 and the journey takes 23h 20m. Pluma also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 1900
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Santa Maria via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3000 - R$ 3600
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Santa Maria via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 4100
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Maria via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 850 - R$ 2100
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Santa Maria via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 3100
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Santa Maria via Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 3000
Voepass Linhas Aéreas
Website
voepass.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 1900
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Santa Maria via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 3500 - R$ 4100
Bus operators
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from São Paulo Bus Station - Terminal Tietê to Santa Maria R. Gen. Neto
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 24 - R$ 450
Schedules at
planalto.com.br
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Santa María
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 260
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo to Lajeado Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 410
Semi-Leito
R$ 320 - R$ 440
Convencional
R$ 380 - R$ 410
Viacao Uniao Santa Cruz
Phone
0800 940 5515 / +55 51 3719 9200
Email
trafego@santacruzbus.com.br
Website
santacruzbus.com.br
Bus from Lajeado to Santa Maria
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 35 - R$ 75
Schedules at
santacruzbus.com.br
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santacruzbus.com.br
Convencional
R$ 36 - R$ 42
Executivo
R$ 40 - R$ 60
Semi-Leito
R$ 50 - R$ 60

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Santa Maria is 1235 km. It takes approximately 17h 10m to drive from São Paulo to Santa Maria.

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Voepass Linhas Aéreas and Azul offer flights from Sao Paulo Airport to Santa Maria Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Santa Maria. Prices start at R$ 500 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$ 35 - R$ 260.

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