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

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) SCL - GIG

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) SCL - SDU

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Bus via Asunción  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - Los Héroes to Asunción Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro

Drive  •  46h 12m

  1. Drive from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro 3821 km

Santiago (SCL) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) flights

55 Weekly Planes
6h 23m Average Duration
R$ 793 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Brazil from Chile

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of Chile
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Chile

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Chile
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to all arrivals by air
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Brazil

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Considerations leaving from Chile

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Chile.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio de Janeiro is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio de Janeiro is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 136.

No, returning to Chile from Brazil is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Nov 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $140 - $300 and takes 8h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 7h 46m and costs $140 - $350.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago and arriving at Rio de Janeiro. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Santiago and Rio de Janeiro is 2925 km. The road distance is 3821 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus via Asunción which takes 2 days 12h and costs $185.

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It takes approximately 7h 46m to get from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Santiago to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Pullman Del Sur, depart from Santiago - Los Héroes station.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 7h 46m and costs $140 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus via Asunción, which costs $185 and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest flight from Santiago Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Santiago 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 Santiago to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 2924.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 46m

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

JetSMART, Sky Airline and three other airlines fly from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro via Asunción in around 2 days 12h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3300
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 3300
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Florianopolis, Sao Paulo Congonhas
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Mendoza, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 750 - R$ 2500
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3700
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Mendoza
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 4600
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 4600
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 2200 - R$ 4400
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 3400 - R$ 3800
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 800 - R$ 4300
Bus operators
Pullman Del Sur
Phone
+56 2 776-2426
Website
pdelsur.cl
Bus from Santiago - Los Héroes to Asunción
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 588
Schedules at
pdelsur.cl
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
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblinternacional.com
Bus from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 1050
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JBL Turismo

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to Rio de Janeiro is 3821 km. It takes approximately 46h 12m to drive from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines offer flights from Santiago Airport to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport.

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There are 703+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $2.

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