There are 8 ways to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by plane, subway, bus, rideshare 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 Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) CGH - SDU

$36 - $201

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Rideshare  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro 272.9 miles

$22

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Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) GRU - SDU

$44 - $213

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) CGH - GIG
  2. Take the Metrô Rio from Vicente de Carvalho to Presidente Vargas

$42 - $192

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GRU - GIG
  2. Take the Metrô Rio from Vicente de Carvalho to Presidente Vargas

$50 - $184

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Aeroporto de Viracopos
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) VCP - SDU

$58 - $240

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio

$22 - $36

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro 275 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The distance between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is 360 km. The road distance is 440 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is 440 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

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Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Chile offer flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport.

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There are 3496+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is to night bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 225 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

Gol Transportes Aéreos, Avianca Brazil and LATAM Chile fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Brasileiro operates a bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro hourly. Tickets cost $34 and the journey takes 4 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Avianca Brazil
Website
avianca.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Train operators
Bus operators
VB Transportes
Phone
+55 19 3733-5000
Email
[email protected]
Website
vbtransportes.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Aeroporto de Viracopos
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
aeroportoviracopos.net
Book at
vbtransportes.com.br
Other operators
BlaBlaCar Brazil
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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