Duration 2h 5m
Distance 440 km
Average price R$ 290
Possible routes 9 found

There are 9 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 5m

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

R$ 188 - R$ 848

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Rideshare  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro 437.8 km

R$ 90

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Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 26m

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

R$ 144 - R$ 754

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$ 217 - R$ 657

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 33m

  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$ 163 - R$ 763

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Barra Funda Terminal to Viracopos Airport
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) VCP - SDU

R$ 294 - R$ 1304

Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo Tiete

R$ 95 - R$ 140

Bus, train  •  6h 41m

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

R$ 95 - R$ 130

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro 440 km

R$ 200 - R$ 300

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$ 90 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$ 850 and takes 2h 5m.

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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 5m 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 5m and costs R$ 180 - R$ 850. 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 45 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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Azul, LATAM Chile and Gol Transportes Aéreos 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 2052+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 500 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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What companies run services between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro?

LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Azul 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
1h 1m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1300

About Gol Transportes Aéreos

Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 170 - R$ 1100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 200 - R$ 1100
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 200 - R$ 950
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 260 - R$ 1400

About Azul

Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 260 - R$ 1400
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 240 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 500 - R$ 2200
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 1300

About LATAM Chile

Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 850
Train operators
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5

About Metro Rio

Subway from Vicente de Carvalho to Presidente Vargas
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 5
Schedules at
metrorio.com.br

Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 3 - R$ 5
Train from Campo Grande to Central do Brasil
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R$ 3 - R$ 5
Schedules at
supervia.com.br

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 0
Bus from Barra Funda Terminal to Viracopos Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 0
Schedules at
voeazul.com.br

Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 140
Book at
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
Book at
1001
Convencional
R$ 90 - R$ 130
Executivo
R$ 95 - R$ 110
Semi Leito
R$ 110 - R$ 120
Leito Cama
R$ 160 - R$ 200

Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120
Book at
Kaissara

Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 128

About Brasileiro

Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 128
Book at
Expresso Brasileiro

Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 113
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 113
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Expresso Do Sul

Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 140
Bus from Sao Paulo – Tiete to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 140
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 140
Executivo
R$ 100 - R$ 130

Other operators
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 90

About BlaBlaCar Brazil

Rideshare from São Paulo to Rio De Janeiro
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R$ 90
Book at
blablacar.com.br

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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