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There are 5 ways to get from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro by night train, plane, bus or car

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Night train, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the night train from Prefeito Saladino to Brás
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) GRU - SDU

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Bus via Santos  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Santos Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Santos Bus Station - Rio de Janeiro

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Night train, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the night train from Prefeito Saladino to Brás
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GRU - GIG

Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Santo Andre Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro Santo Andre Bus Station - Rio de Janeiro

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro 454.2 km

Santo André to Rio de Janeiro by bus

The bus journey time between Santo André and Rio de Janeiro is around 7h 25m and covers a distance of around 449 km. Operated by Penha, the Santo André to Rio de Janeiro bus service departs from Santo Andre Bus Station and arrives in Rio de Janeiro. Typically 70 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

70 Weekly Buses
7h 25m Average Duration
R$ 140 Cheapest Price
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Santo André → Rio de Janeiro
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio de Janeiro is 136.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro is to bus via Santos, which costs R$ 70 - R$ 85 and takes 10h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro is to night train and fly which costs R$ 290 - R$ 2100 and takes 3h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santo Andre Bus Station station and arriving at Rio de Janeiro. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Santo André and Rio de Janeiro is 353 km. The road distance is 454.2 km.

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The best way to get from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs R$ 140 - R$ 180.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Santo André to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Penha, depart from Santo Andre Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Santo André to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Penha, arrive at Rio de Janeiro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santo André to Rio de Janeiro is 454 km. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Santo André to Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Distance: 353 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Santo André, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Penha operates a bus from Santo Andre Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro every 3 hours. Tickets cost R$ 140 - R$ 180 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 410 - R$ 3500
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 430 - R$ 3000
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 400 - R$ 3400
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 390 - R$ 3100
Train operators
CPTM
Phone
+55 0800 055 0121
Website
cptm.sp.gov.br
Night train from Prefeito Saladino to Brás
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Website
CPTM
Bus operators
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Santo Andre Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 140 - R$ 180
Util
Phone
0800 886 1000 / 0800 883 8830
Email
faleconosco@util.com.br
Website
util.com.br
Bus from Santos Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 58
Shared
R$ 58

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