There are 10 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 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$ 854

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Bus  •  6h 30m

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

R$ 95 - R$ 190

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Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  2h 30m

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

R$ 171 - R$ 841

Fly Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 31m

  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$ 180 - R$ 1150

Fly Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Metrô Rio  •  3h 35m

  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$ 153 - R$ 1213

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont  •  3h 35m

  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$ 270 - R$ 1300

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

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

R$ 239 - R$ 809

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$ 111 - R$ 175

Rideshare  •  5h 10m

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

R$ 119

Drive  •  4h 57m

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

R$ 260 - R$ 390

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to rideshare which costs R$ 119 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$ 900 and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from São Paulo – Tietê and arriving at Rio de Janeiro. Services depart hourly, 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$ 190.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m 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 28m and costs R$ 130 - R$ 900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R$ 95 - R$ 190 and takes 6h 30m.

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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 1h.

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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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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Distance: 360 km
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Chile and Azul fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro every 20 minutes. Alternatively, 1001 operates a bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro hourly. Tickets cost R$ 110 - R$ 190 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 150 - R$ 950
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 140 - R$ 1200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 270 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 250 - R$ 900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 380 - R$ 1000
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 220 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 1400
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 310 - R$ 1900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 490 - R$ 1600
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 180 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 160 - R$ 1300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R$ 210 - R$ 750
Train operators
Metro Rio
Phone
0800 595 1111
Website
metrorio.com.br
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
Supervia
Phone
08007269494
Email
superviafone@supervia.com.br
Website
supervia.com.br
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
Azul
Phone
+55 4003 1118 / 0800 887 1118
Email
facebook@voeazul.com.br
Website
voeazul.com.br
Bus from Barra Funda Terminal to Viracopos Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 0
Schedules at
voeazul.com.br
1001
Phone
+55 4004-5001
Email
sac@autoviacao1001.com.br
Website
autoviacao1001.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 110 - R$ 190
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1001
Convencional
R$ 110 - R$ 160
Conv. C/Ar
R$ 140 - R$ 190
Bus from São Paulo to Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 100 - R$ 170
Book at
1001
Convencional
R$ 100 - R$ 150
Conv. C/Ar
R$ 130 - R$ 170
Brasileiro
Website
expressobrasileiro.com
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R$ 102
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Expresso Brasileiro
Kaissara
Phone
0800 723 2121 / 0800 726 0246
Email
faleconosco@kaissara.com.br
Website
kaissara.com.br
Bus from São Paulo - Tietê to Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R$ 120
Book at
Kaissara
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 0044 / +55 31 3419-1299
Website
comprepassagem.com.br
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
Penha
Phone
0800 646 2122
Email
atendimento@nspenha.com.br
Website
nspenha.com.br
Bus from São Paulo – Tietê to Rio de Janeiro Novo Rio
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Book at
clickbus.com.br
Convencional
R$ 95 - R$ 120
Semi-Leito
R$ 100 - R$ 150
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
R$ 119
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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Azul, LATAM Chile and Gol Transportes Aéreos offer flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas 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 3277+ hotels available in Rio de Janeiro. Prices start at R$ 750 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 Congonhas Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs R$ 5.

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