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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni Bus Station to Potosi Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Potosí to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
  3. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
  4. Take the bus from Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro

3 alternative options

Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG)

Bus via Asunción

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Asunción
  3. Take the bus from Asunción to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

Drive

  1. Drive from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro

Uyuni (UYU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) flights

4 Weekly Planes
9h 47m Average Duration
R$ 1231 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro is to bus which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2 days 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $230 - $700 and takes 9h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Uyuni and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio via Calama and Asunción. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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The distance between Uyuni and Rio de Janeiro is 2455 km. The road distance is 3259.5 km.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus via Asunción which takes 2 days 17h and costs $280 - $300.

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It takes approximately 9h 13m to get from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Cruz del Norte, depart from Uyuni station.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 9h 13m and costs $230 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus via Asunción, which costs $280 - $300 and takes 2 days 17h.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 5m and has three stopovers.

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Uyuni 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 Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 2455.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 13m

What companies run services between Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Boliviana de Aviación and Gol Transportes Aéreos fly from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro via Calama and Asunción in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Uyuni to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 3600
Flights from Uyuni to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 3600
Bus operators
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Uyuni to Calama
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 190
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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ticketsbolivia.com
Pullman Guarany
Phone
+56 02 155 8051
Bus from Calama to Asunción
Ave. Duration
24h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 1002
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
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni Bus Station to Potosi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 60
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Flota Boqueron
Phone
Potosi (+591)72405102
Bus from Potosí to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 125
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com
Linea Sindical Flota Villa Imperial
Phone
+(591)-2-6243373
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosí to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 78
Schedules at
potosy.com.bo
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 73850023 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Potosí to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 78
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
La Preferida Bus
Phone
+591- 3-3647160
Email
atencionalcliente@lapreferidabus.com.bo
Website
lapreferidabus.com.bo
Bus from Santa Cruz to São Paulo - Barra Funda
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 513
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 130 - R$ 180
Semi-Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Convencional
R$ 130 - R$ 180

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Rio de Janeiro is 1h ahead of Uyuni. It is currently 6:01 AM in Uyuni and 7:01 AM in Rio de Janeiro.

Yes, the driving distance between Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro is 3260 km. It takes approximately 42h 52m to drive from Uyuni to Rio de Janeiro.

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Boliviana de Aviación and Gol Transportes Aéreos offer flights from Uyuni Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont 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 Uyuni to Uyuni Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $9 - $12.

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