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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro by shuttle, plane, bus or train

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Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  20h 17m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SJC - GIG

R$ 2132 - R$ 6332

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Shuttle to San Jose, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  21h 23m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) SJC - SDU

R$ 1717 - R$ 5813

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Shuttle to San Francisco, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  20h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SFO - GIG

R$ 2011 - R$ 5818

Bus to Monterey, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) MRY - SDU

Bus, train to Oakland, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  22h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
  2. Take the train from San Jose to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) OAK - GIG

R$ 2182 - R$ 6773

Bus, train to Sacramento, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  23h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
  2. Take the train from San Jose to Sacramento
  3. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SMF - GIG

R$ 2210 - R$ 6811

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

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro is to shuttle and fly which costs $310 - $1,100 and takes 21h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro is to shuttle and fly which costs $370 - $1,100 and takes 20h 1m.

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The distance between Santa Cruz and Rio de Janeiro is 10593 km.

It takes approximately 20h 17m to get from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 17m and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro is 4h ahead of Santa Cruz. It is currently 8:54 PM in Santa Cruz and 12:54 AM in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Chile, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 1154+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz to San Francisco Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs $54 - $55.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 10593.1 km
  • Duration: 20h 17m

What companies run services between Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

There is no direct connection from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro. However, you can take the shuttle to SJC Airport, take the walk to Coleman & Earthquake, take the line 60 bus to San Jose Airport Terminal A, take the walk to San Jose airport, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, take the walk to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 1455, then take the line 2101 bus to Rio de Janeiro. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to SFO Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, take the walk to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 1455, then take the line 2101 bus to Rio de Janeiro.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 6500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Atlanta, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
23h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Albuquerque, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Santa Ana, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Boise, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Chicago Midway, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Portland, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2500 - R$ 7500
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2300 - R$ 7000
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 7500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2400 - R$ 6500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Reno, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Tucson, Houston
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Houston, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Chicago O'Hare, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
26h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 6000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Reno, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Boise, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2700 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Portland, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2800 - R$ 7500
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Albuquerque, Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7000
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2600 - R$ 7000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Phoenix, Miami
Ave. Duration
18h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Houston Hobby Apt, Miami
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Phoenix, Miami
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1700 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 5500
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Phoenix, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
24h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 5500
Flights from Monterey to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Flights from Monterey to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Flights from Monterey to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Phoenix, Miami, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Phoenix, Miami
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Las Vegas, Miami
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Phoenix, Miami
Ave. Duration
18h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
Flights from Sacramento to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2000 - R$ 6500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 5500
Flights from Monterey to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
18h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 2100 - R$ 7000
Flights from Monterey to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Phoenix, Orlando, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 5500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Panama City
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 8500
Flights from Oakland to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Los Angeles, Panama City
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 10000
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1500 - R$ 5500
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
R$ 120 - R$ 180
Premium
R$ 950 - R$ 1400
Flexi Coach Seat
R$ 170 - R$ 260
Business Seat
R$ 160 - R$ 230
Train from San Jose to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 170 - R$ 240
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
R$ 170 - R$ 240
Premium
R$ 1000 - R$ 1500
Flexi Coach Seat
R$ 270 - R$ 400
Business Seat
R$ 260 - R$ 370
Bus operators
Santa Cruz Flyer
Phone
+1 831 423-5937
Website
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SJC Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 200 - R$ 300
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
Shuttle from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz to SFO Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 295 - R$ 300
Schedules at
santacruzflyer.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Monterey
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Ocean & Water to Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 10 - R$ 40
Schedules at
scmtd.com

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