There are 9 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.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

Bus 1001  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Campo Grande
  2. Take the bus from Rua Campo Grande próximo ao to Terminal Jamil Amiden 2331

$21 - $34

7 alternative options

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, line 2 Metrô Rio  •  3 h 39 min

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

$42 - $192

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, line 2 Metrô Rio  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) GRU - GIG
  2. Take the line 2 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 18 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

$57 - $240

Bus Brasileiro  •  4 h 50 min

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

$32

Rideshare  •  5 h 10 min

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

$22

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

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

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to rideshare which costs R$ 84 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs R$ 140 - R$ 800 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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

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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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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 $31 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 2 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 3 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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
aeroportoviracopos.net
Book at
vbtransportes.com.br
Fetranspor
Website
fetranspor.com.br
Bus from Rua Campo Grande próximo ao to Terminal Jamil Amiden
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
fetranspor.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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