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There are 11 ways to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by plane, subway, bus, train, 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 to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 10m

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

R$ 187 - R$ 797

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Rideshare  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro 273.6 miles

R$ 81

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Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 30m

  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

R$ 159 - R$ 709

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 26m

  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

R$ 202 - R$ 702

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 28m

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

R$ 134 - R$ 754

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 40m

  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

R$ 221 - R$ 881

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao  •  4h 41m

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

R$ 216 - R$ 986

Bus  •  6h 30m

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

R$ 95 - R$ 140

Bus, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo to Campo Grande
  2. Take the train from Campo Grande to Central do Brasil Santa Cruz

R$ 95 - R$ 130

Bus via São José dos Campos  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tiete to São José dos Campos Via Tamoios / ...
  2. Take the bus from São José dos Campos to Rio de Janeiro

R$ 95 - R$ 214

Drive  •  4h 57m

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

R$ 170 - R$ 260

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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to rideshare which costs R$ 81 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which costs R$ 180 - R$ 800 and takes 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from São Paulo – Tietê and arriving at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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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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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro without a car is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs R$ 95 - R$ 140.

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It takes approximately 2h 10m to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by 1001, depart from São Paulo – Tietê station.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to fly which takes 2h 10m and costs R$ 180 - R$ 800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 95 - R$ 140 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus services, operated by 1001, arrive at Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio station.

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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 225 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

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

Azul, LATAM Chile and Gol Transportes Aéreos fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro 5 times a day. Alternatively, 1001 operates a bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro hourly. Tickets cost R$ 95 - R$ 140 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 120 - R$ 950
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 150 - R$ 1200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 850
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 170 - R$ 1300
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 1600
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 170 - R$ 1600
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 220 - R$ 1800
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 320 - R$ 2500
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1600
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 290 - R$ 1600
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 240 - R$ 1900
Train operators
Supervia
Phone
08007269494
Email
[email protected]
Website
supervia.com.br
Train from Campo Grande to Central do Brasil
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 3 - R$ 5
Schedules at
supervia.com.br
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 32
Book at
aeroportoviracopos.net
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
[email protected]
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 140
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1001
Convencional
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Executivo
R$ 100 - R$ 120
Semi Leito
R$ 115 - R$ 125
Leito Cama
R$ 180 - R$ 220
Bus from São Paulo to Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 90 - R$ 130
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1001
Convencional
R$ 90 - R$ 130
Executivo
R$ 95 - R$ 110
Semi Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 120
Leito Cama
R$ 160 - R$ 200
Kaissara
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 0044 / +55 31 3419-1299
Website
comprepassagem.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 130
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 95 - R$ 130
Executivo
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Bus from São Paulo to São José dos Campos
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 35 - R$ 60
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 40 - R$ 60
Executivo
R$ 35 - R$ 50
Bus from São José dos Campos to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 80 - R$ 110
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 80 - R$ 110
Executivo
R$ 80 - R$ 100
Litoranea
Phone
+55 11 3775-3850 / 0800.285.3047
Email
[email protected]
Website
litoranea.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to São José dos Campos
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 30 - R$ 55
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Litoranea
Sampaio
Phone
+55 21 3907-3900 / +55 4020-0800
Email
[email protected]
Website
viacaosampaio.com.br
Bus from São José dos Campos to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 110
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Convencional
R$ 65 - R$ 90
Executivo
R$ 75 - R$ 110
Semi-Leito
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Auto Viação Catarinense
Phone
0800-470-470 / +55 4002-4700
Email
[email protected]
Website
catarinense.com.br
Bus from São José dos Campos to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 65 - R$ 150
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Catarinense
Convencional
R$ 65 - R$ 95
Semi Leito
R$ 75 - R$ 100
Leito
R$ 100 - R$ 150
Util
Other operators
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 81
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is 440 km. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

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

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Book your São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 2501+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 140 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 Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs R$ 48.

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