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There are 5 ways to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) SLA - SDU

R$ 821 - R$ 2125

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Bus via Resistencia  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Resistencia
  2. Take the bus from Resistencia to Asunción
  3. Take the bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 547 - R$ 654

3 alternative options

Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SLA - GIG

R$ 1257 - R$ 1265

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Tucuman
  2. Take the bus from San Miguel de Tucumán to Puerto Iguazú
  3. Take the bus from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro

R$ 593 - R$ 1176

Drive  •  35h 45m

  1. Drive from Salta to Rio de Janeiro 2826 km

R$ 1600 - R$ 2400

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro is to bus via Resistencia which costs $9000 - $11000 and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $20600 - $20800 and takes 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio via Resistencia and Asunción. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Salta and Rio de Janeiro is 2268 km. The road distance is 2826 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus via Resistencia which takes 2 days 2h and costs $9000 - $11000.

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It takes approximately 8h 45m to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Salta to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by El Norte Bis, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 8h 45m and costs $13000 - $35000. Alternatively, you can bus via Resistencia, which costs $9000 - $11000 and takes 2 days 2h.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 48m and has two stopovers.

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Salta to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Pluma, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 2267.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 45m

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and three other airlines fly from Salta to Rio de Janeiro 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salta to Rio de Janeiro via Resistencia and Asunción in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Ezeiza, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 800 - R$ 2100
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Ezeiza, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Ezeiza
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 1700
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1221
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2800
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
12h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Lima
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3200
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1221
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Ezeiza
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 1700
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Salta to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Bus operators
El Norte Bis
Phone
+54 342 480 6650
Website
elnortebis.com
Bus from Salta to Resistencia
Ave. Duration
13h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 160
Schedules at
elnortebis.com
Cama
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Semi Cama
R$ 100 - R$ 150
NSA
Phone
+595 21 289 1000
Email
info@nsa.com.py
Website
nsa.com.py
Bus from Resistencia to Asunción
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 70 - R$ 95
Schedules at
nsa.com.py
Book at
nsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Regular
R$ 70 - R$ 90
Executive
R$ 80 - R$ 110
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 405
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
La Veloz Del Norte
Phone
+54 9 (387) 4002200
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Salta to Tucuman
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 23 - R$ 110
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
R$ 23 - R$ 35
1st Class
R$ 24 - R$ 35
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 0810 222-5202 // +54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Salta to San Miguel de Tucumán
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 40 - R$ 60
Schedules at
flechabus.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 40 - R$ 60
Suite
R$ 75 - R$ 95
Bed
R$ 45 - R$ 70
Chevallier
Phone
+54 0810-222-5216
Email
atencionalcliente@nuevachevallier.com
Website
nuevachevallier.com
Bus from Salta to San Miguel de Tucumán
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 85 - R$ 130
Schedules at
nuevachevallier.com
Bed
R$ 100 - R$ 130
Semi Bed
R$ 85 - R$ 110
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Miguel de Tucuman
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 50 - R$ 80
Website
Andesmar
Semi-Bed
R$ 50 - R$ 80
Bed
R$ 75 - R$ 100
Bus from San Miguel de Tucumán to Puerto Iguazú
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 430
Website
Andesmar
Semi-Bed
R$ 210 - R$ 320
Bed
R$ 280 - R$ 370
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Salta to San Miguel de Tucumán
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 60 - R$ 90
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 60 - R$ 90
Bed
R$ 70 - R$ 95
Fono Bus
Phone
+54 810-888-3666
Email
info@fonobus.com.ar
Website
fonobus.com.ar
Bus from Salta to San Miguel de Tucumán
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R$ 40 - R$ 70
Schedules at
fonobus.com.ar
Book at
plataforma10.com.ar
Regular
R$ 40 - R$ 70
Bed
R$ 50 - R$ 70
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Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Rio de Janeiro is 2826 km. It takes approximately 35h 45m to drive from Salta to Rio de Janeiro.

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Azul, Flybondi, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines offer flights from Salta Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 1158+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salta Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $350 - $420.

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