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There are 10 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  •  2h 23m

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

$36 - $201

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Rideshare  •  5h 10m

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

$22

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Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 1m

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

$44 - $213

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  4h 6m

  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

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 39m

  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

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

  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  •  6h 20m

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

$22 - $41

Bus via Nova Iguaçu  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo - Tiete to Nova Iguaçu

$22 - $30

Bus Sampaio  •  8h 45m

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

$24 - $61

Drive  •  4h 57m

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

$45 - $70

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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$ 130 - R$ 750 and takes 2h 23m.

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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 20m and costs R$ 80 - R$ 160.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m 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 2h 23m and costs R$ 130 - R$ 750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 80 - R$ 160 and takes 6h 20m.

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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 55m.

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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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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 3747+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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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 23m

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

Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos 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 6h. Three 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
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
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
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
50m
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
aeroportoviracopos.net
Book at
vbtransportes.com.br
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Bus from São Paulo - Tiete to Nova Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
expressobrasileiro.com
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
$21 - $40
Schedules at
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Nova Iguaçú
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
vendas.jcaholding.com.br
Kaissara
Phone
0800 723 2121 / 0800 726 0246
Email
[email protected]
Website
kaissara.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$27 - $40
Conventional
$27 - $40
Business
$35 - $50
First Class
$45 - $65
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
$8 - $14
Schedules at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Book at
portaldepassagens.com.br
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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Util
Phone
0800 886 1000 / 0800 883 8830
Email
[email protected]
Website
util.com.br
Bus from São José dos Campos to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Executive
$22 - $35
Semi-Sleeper
$30 - $45
Regular
$22 - $35
Other operators
BlaBlaCar Brazil
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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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 22m and costs R$ 4.

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