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Bus São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro: Trip Overview

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00:00 - 23:59
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
Average Ticket Price
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Trip Reviews for São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro

4.1 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Ratings and Reviews (100)

Adebayo O.4 March 2020 | 

journey was nice but the bus was cold

Teboho N.2 March 2020 | 

Comfortable trip

Toyoko K.23 February 2020 | 

It was okay. No big problem.

Anna B.22 February 2020 | 

Bus arrived 40mins late at São Paulo to pick us up and then arrived at Rio bus station 3hours later and would not let passengers off midway when people walking was quicker

Alexandria H.21 February 2020 | 

Bus showed up on time, but didn't leave for some reason until long after everyone was settled. Then we were about five hours late to our destination. Almost double the estimated trip time. When we arrived we were told to take a different bus than the one our hostel recommended because it was late and the other one was unsafe at that time of night. Made the trip a lot more of a hassle for us. Also the A/C was very weak.

Anilkumar N.20 February 2020 | 

Washroom dirty and no water. Toilet dirty. No announcements in english. No announcement of the stop for meal etc

Annemarie G.18 February 2020 | 

Best bus driver ever, super helpful and explained about Rio a lot. The bus was also extremely comfortable, good temperature, and a nice lunch spot during the trip.

Sylvestre A.18 February 2020 | 

Amazing ride with nice driver. The bus was very very comfortable

Hanna R.16 February 2020 | 

Very nice staff on the bus, helpful, Friendly, speaking English, we were able to sleep, everything very good

Christopher John D.2 January 2020 | 

Excellent service. The windows service to exchange voucher was quick and easy. Friendly staff.

Mubbashar H.27 December 2019 | 

Excellent service and driver was on time . He drove pretty safely and gave us time for wash room and lunch break

David R.30 November 2019 | 

Great service. A bit delayed by traffic but really comfortable journey, free water, clean toilet and a lunch stop along the way. Couldn't of been a better experience

Keir H.30 November 2019 | 

Compared to other bus companies in Brasil I would not say these are the best.

Emin O.12 November 2019 | 

Very nice and comfortable journey with brand new bus. Price is also good on promotions.

Claire W.21 October 2019 | 

Very nice Cama service!

Youngcheol K.8 October 2019 | 

air-con was too cold and didn,t bring water

Dilini W.16 September 2019 | 

Easy to book, find tickets, staff were friendly and bus was very comfortable. Bus left and arrived on time. Would recommend the service.

Tomas B.11 September 2019 | 

Good staff, some of my stuff got stolen on the bus so even at stops be careful with your things

Andrea C.21 August 2019 | 

Muy bueno. Todo bien

Wai Chi L.18 August 2019 | 

Yes , the bus was late but that was offset by being a comfortable bus with big seating space , legroom and clean toilet . I also appreciated the ice water provided for free on the bus

Conan K.1 August 2019 | 

Was an inexpensive way to travel and see the countryside. Was more comfortable than some of my recent flights!

Adrian D.28 July 2019 | 

really great service, much better than I expected. highly recommend

Hetal S.26 July 2019 | 

We were late because of traffic but fantastic job. Great seats, well driven, easy to follow instructions, very organized bus service.

Ilhaam S.26 July 2019 | 

Really comfortable bus! I would use them again

Mark J.19 July 2019 | 

Driver was charming

Rhiannon S.18 July 2019 | 

It was a very comfortable bus ride. The seat was fantastic for a long ride.

Davan S.18 July 2019 | 

Good. Nice clean bus

Mohamad E.15 July 2019 | 

It was like 11 degrees Celsius outdoor and the AC on like 18 or 19C. All people were freezing during the whole trip

Anna W.12 July 2019 | 

My bus ride was very comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful! Thanks for a safe ride.

Giuseppe C.10 July 2019 | 

No heating provider with a room temperature of 12 degrees.

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro buses

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Bus Companies

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro buses are provided by Viação 1001, Catarinense, Águia Branca, Kaissara, Expresso Brasileiro and Expresso do Sul.

Stations & Stops

For a bus leaving from São Paulo, the trip starts at Tietê, Barra Funda, Jabaquara, R. Treze de Maio, Aeroporto de Congonhas, São Paulo or Praça do Patriarca.

In Rio de Janeiro, your bus travel ends at Novo Rio, Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim, Av. Pedro Calmon, Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or Rodoviária.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses75
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures00:00 - 23:59
Minimum Price£5
Average Ticket Price£20
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeAutoviação 1001, Catarinense, Águia Branca, Kaissara, Expresso Brasileiro, Expresso do Sul

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Route Map

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Route Map

Frequently asked questions on the trip São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro

How much does a bus ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro cost?

The cheapest average bus price from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is £20. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

The average travel time between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is around 6h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 5h 6m. This is the time it takes to travel the 222 miles that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro?

The number of buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 75 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

When taking the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, you can travel comfortably and safely with Viação 1001, Catarinense, Águia Branca.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

Buses travelling between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro leave from Tietê or Barra Funda and arrive at Novo Rio, Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim, Av. Pedro Calmon.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro!

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

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Did you know?

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

Will you be returning to São Paulo by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, take a look at buses from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.

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