Duration 2h 10m
Distance 440 km
Average price R$ 280
Possible routes 11 found

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Rome2rio has found 11 ways to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight, subway, bus, train and car. We recommend flying from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, which is the fastest option and takes around 2h 10m.
Recommended route
Fastest
2h 10m
R$ 198 - R$ 898
Alternative routes
2h 27m
R$ 144 - R$ 854

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio

  1. Sao Paulo
  2. Vicente de Carvalho
  3. Rio de Janeiro
3h 26m
R$ 212 - R$ 752

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio

  1. Sao Paulo Congonhas
  2. Vicente de Carvalho
  3. Rio de Janeiro
3h 34m
R$ 169 - R$ 809

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont

  1. São Paulo - Tietê
  2. Sao Paulo Viracopos
  3. Rio de Janeiro
3h 40m
R$ 241 - R$ 981

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

  1. São Paulo - Tietê
  2. Sao Paulo Viracopos
  3. Rio de Janeiro
4h 41m
R$ 236 - R$ 1136

Bus

  1. São Paulo – Tietê
  2. Rio de Janeiro
6h 30m
Bookable on Rome2rio
R$ 95 - R$ 140

Bus, train

  1. São Paulo
  2. Campo Grande
  3. Rio de Janeiro
6h 41m
R$ 95 - R$ 130

Bus via São José dos Campos

  1. São Paulo - Tiete
  2. São José dos Campos
  3. Rio de Janeiro
7h 45m
R$ 91 - R$ 205

Rideshare

  1. São Paulo
  2. Rio de Janeiro
5h 10m
Cheapest
R$ 86

Drive

  1. São Paulo
  2. Rio de Janeiro
4h 57m
R$ 190 - R$ 280

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to rideshare which costs R$ 86 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$ 190 - R$ 900 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. 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$ 190 - R$ 900. 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 50 min.

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

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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 2047+ 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 20 min and costs R$ 48.

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How to travel from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

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

Azul, LATAM Chile and Gol Transportes Aéreos fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro hourly. 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
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 1100
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 230 - R$ 1800
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 1800
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 128
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 113
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 130
Other operators
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 86

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape. - Wikipedia

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