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There are 3 ways to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Maria to Caçapava do Sul
  2. Take the bus from Caçapava do Sul to Rio Grande Uruguaiana

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Fly  •  25h 58m

  1. Fly from Santa Maria (RIA) to Pelotas (PET) RIA - PET

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Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Santa Maria to Rio Grande 351.6 km

Santa Maria (RIA) to Pelotas (PET) flights

The flight time between Santa Maria (RIA) and Pelotas (PET) is around 23h 15m and covers a distance of around 259 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21h 30m. The fastest flight normally takes 23h 15m. Services are operated by Azul. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
1h 45m
Layover time:
21h 30m
Total time:
23h 15m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
23h 15m
Flight distance:
259 km
Flights per week:
7
Cheapest price:
R$ 232
Carbon emissions:
85 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
12:25
Last flight departs at:
12:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santa Maria (RIA) to Pelotas (PET) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande is to drive which costs R$ 210 - R$ 310 and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande is to drive which costs R$ 210 - R$ 310 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Maria to Rio Grande. However, there are services departing from Santa Maria and arriving at Rio Grande via Caçapava do Sul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Santa Maria and Rio Grande is 308 km. The road distance is 351.6 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande without a car is to bus which takes 6h 18m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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Santa Maria to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Planalto, depart from Santa Maria station.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande is to bus which takes 6h 18m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs R$ 350 - R$ 1600 and takes 25h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Maria Airport to Pelotas Airport. The quickest flight takes 23h 15m and has one stopover.

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Santa Maria to Rio Grande bus services, operated by São João Transportes Razzera, arrive at Rio Grande station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Maria to Rio Grande.
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  • Distance: 308.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Santa Maria to Rio Grande via Caçapava do Sul in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, Azul flies from Santa Maria to Rio Grande once daily.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Santa Maria to Pelotas via Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 230 - R$ 1400
Bus operators
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from Santa Maria to Caçapava do Sul
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 32
Schedules at
planalto.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Maria to Rio Grande is 352 km. It takes approximately 5h 14m to drive from Santa Maria to Rio Grande.

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Azul offers flights from Santa Maria Airport to Pelotas Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Rio Grande. Prices start at R$ 750 per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria to Santa Maria Airport is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs R$ 75 - R$ 90.

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