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There are 4 ways to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  18h 3m

  1. Fly from Valledupar (VUP) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) VUP - SDU

R$ 916 - R$ 3919

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Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  15h 56m

  1. Fly from Valledupar (VUP) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) VUP - GIG

R$ 1831 - R$ 5538

Bus  •  6 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Valledupar to Bogotá
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to Puerto Maldonado
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Sao Paulo
  4. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

R$ 1733 - R$ 3838

Drive  •  4 days 18h

  1. Drive from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro 8440.6 km

R$ 4800 - R$ 7500

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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
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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.

Yes, entry into Colombia from Brazil is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 18h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs $330 - $1,100 and takes 15h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro. However, there are services departing from Valledupar and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio via Bogotá, Puerto Maldonado and São Paulo – Tietê. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 days 6h.

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The distance between Valledupar and Rio de Janeiro is 4948 km. The road distance is 8440.6 km.

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The best way to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 6 days 6h and costs $310 - $750.

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It takes approximately 18h 3m to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Copetran, depart from Valledupar station.

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The best way to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 18h 3m and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $750 and takes 6 days 6h.

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There is no direct flight from Valledupar Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 58m and has two stopovers.

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Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by Brasileiro, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 4948.4 km
  • Duration: 18h 3m

What companies run services between Valledupar, Colombia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Azul and two other airlines fly from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro via Bogotá, Puerto Maldonado, and São Paulo – Tietê in around 6 days 6h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 33m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3900
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Salvador
Ave. Duration
17h 58m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 4300
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte Confins
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 4000
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Vitoria
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4000
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
21h 18m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4000
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Lima, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
21h 53m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4100
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Brasilia
Ave. Duration
21h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4100
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Lima, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
21h 53m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 4200
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Curitiba
Ave. Duration
23h 3m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 4000
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont via Bogota, Sao Paulo, Florianopolis
Ave. Duration
20h 3m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 4000
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Valledupar to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao via Bogota
Ave. Duration
16h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 5500
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Valledupar to Bogotá
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 228
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 102
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Expresso Brasileiro
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 190
Book at
1001
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Conv. C/Ar
R$ 140 - R$ 190
Kaissara
Phone
0800 723 2121 / 0800 726 0246
Email
faleconosco@kaissara.com.br
Website
kaissara.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 50
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Kaissara

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Rio de Janeiro is 2h ahead of Valledupar. It is currently 2:09 PM in Valledupar and 4:09 PM in Rio de Janeiro.

Yes, the driving distance between Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro is 8441 km. It takes approximately 4 days 18h to drive from Valledupar to Rio de Janeiro.

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Azul and LATAM Chile offer flights from Valledupar Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 4711+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Valledupar to Valledupar Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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