Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

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Instant
00:25
Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station, Sao Paulo state
6h 30m bus ride in Sleeper Double Decker
06:55
New Rio Bus Station, Rio de Janeiro
Instant
06:30
Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station, Sao Paulo state
6h 30m bus ride in Sleeper Double Decker
13:00
New Rio Bus Station, Rio de Janeiro
Instant Fastest
07:25
GRU Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Sao Paulo state
1h flight #LA3199 with LATAM Airlines Group in Economy
08:25
SDU Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro

From Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station to Rio de Janeiro by bus

Instant
00:25
Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station, Sao Paulo state
6h 30m bus ride in Sleeper Double Decker
06:55
New Rio Bus Station, Rio de Janeiro
Instant
06:30
Sao Paulo Tiete Bus Station, Sao Paulo state
6h 30m bus ride in Sleeper Double Decker
13:00
New Rio Bus Station, Rio de Janeiro

From Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport to Rio de Janeiro by flight

Instant Fastest
07:25
GRU Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Sao Paulo state
1h flight #LA3199 with LATAM Airlines Group in Economy
08:25
SDU Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Schedule

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Expresso do Sul Sleeper Double Decker 00:25 - 06:55BRL 138
1001 Executive 02:00 - 08:30BRL 118
LATAM Airlines Group Economy #LA319907:25 - 08:25BRL 1,657
GOL Economy #G3106208:55 - 10:00BRL 470
LATAM Airlines Group Economy #LA351710:05 - 11:05BRL 1,381
GOL Economy #G3222713:05 - 14:10BRL 264
Azul Economy #AD474414:55 - 16:00BRL 499
GOL Economy #G3108017:45 - 18:45BRL 476
GOL Economy #G3106418:05 - 19:10BRL 162
GOL Economy #G3106621:55 - 23:00BRL 467
Expresso do Sul Regular 23:30 - 06:00BRL 55
Cometa Regular 23:40 - 07:40BRL 78

Transportation from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

How to get from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Travelling between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you BRL 2,291 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere BRL 34.

How long does it take to get from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 30 hours to travel between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 5h 40m to reach Rio de Janeiro.

How much does it cost to get from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

Travelling between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro can be as cheap as BRL 34 if you opt for a Cometa bus and as expensive as BRL 2,291 if you buy a Azul flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro ?

  • 1 from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro starting from 06:15 Armacao dos Buzios Airport until 23:35 Armacao dos Buzios Airport
  • 1 from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro starting from 00:05 New Rio Bus Station until 23:59 New Rio Bus Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as BRL 108.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

Azul, GOL, LATAM Airlines Group, Voepass Linhas Aereas (Voepass Linhas Aéreas)

Bus

Travelling from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

1001, Aguia Branca, Catarinense, Cometa, Expresso do Sul, Kaissara, Penha, Reunidas Paulista, Riodoce, Sampaio, UTIL

What is the most popular transport to get from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus