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Bus Rio de Janeiro to Salvador: Trip Overview
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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, as early as possible.
You can expect to pay from $83 to $157 for a bus ticket from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $83 which is on 2023-12-01.
Usually AGUIA BRANCA will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
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3.6 out of 5 stars
User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador
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Sasha T.February 21, 2023
Javal W.February 3, 2023
Jamie F.December 24, 2022
Lukas Helmut Johannes Engelbert G.October 15, 2022
Marie-eva B.June 6, 2022
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According to customer reviews, the bus service has received positive feedback regarding the professionalism of the drivers and their punctuality. Customers appreciate that there are several stops available for rest or meals during the journey. However, some passengers have complained about issues such as uncomfortable seating on sleeper buses and delays beyond the operator's control. Additionally, there were complaints about excessively cold air conditioning throughout the trip which was not addressed despite multiple passenger concerns.
Águia Branca Rio de Janeiro Salvador recent customer reviews
The bus arrived on time and left on time, but I ended up arriving in Salvador at about 1900 when my ticket indicated I was supposed to arrive at 1450.
Sear would not go back so on a sleeper bad ended up sitting upright as no spare seats. 8 hours late and still not arrived at destination although I do believe due to closures beyond operator's control.
Unfortunately, the AC was set incredibly cold so that we were freezing all night. Also other passengers complained about this, but it didn't change.
Kaissara is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in Brazil. With about 366 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Kaissara take you where you need to go.
Kaissara Rio de Janeiro Salvador recent customer reviews
Worst bus experience I've had, 30 hours of uncomfort. The bus was run by a different company to start with, it was so old and shaky. The toilet didn't flush from the beginning so the whole bus absolutely stank. There was no drinking water. The driver didn't care even after we all voiced our concerns. It ended up being 4 hours late, and we have no idea why as there was only a bit of traffic between Feira do Santana to Salvador, that's it. Everyone on the bus deserves some type of compensation, it was horrible.
No water or wifi on the bus The 27 hour trip turned into 32 hours! Bathroom smelled and there was no toilet paper for half of the trip.
I am going to directly complain to the company as an hour into our journey the bus broke down. We waited 2 hours by the side of the road for a replacement bus which was to a much lower standard than the one we had paid for. Then spent a further 31 hours 20 minutes on this appalling bus. Despite only being delayed by 2 hours, our bus arrived in Salvador 7 hours after schedule.
Rio de Janeiro to Salvador Buses
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|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||7:00AM - 1:10PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$93|
|Minimum Trip Duration||1d7h|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||1d8h|
|Distance||752 miles (1212 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Águia Branca, Kaissara|
Frequently asked questions for your trip Rio de Janeiro - Salvador
Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Salvador without flying. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.
Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador takes about 1d 8h on average, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 1d 7h with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 752 miles (1212 km) that separate the two cities.
Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are 752 miles (1212 km) apart.
About 2 buses travel this route daily, provided by Águia Branca and Kaissara. The number of buses from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador as easy as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.
The bus service operates from 7:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 1:10 PM for the final departure.
If you're headed to Salvador from Rio de Janeiro, chances are that your bus will depart from Novo Rio and arrive at Terminal Rodoviário de Salvador. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.
You can save a lot of money on your trip from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador by choosing to travel by bus. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $72.
The bus ticket costs $93 on average. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $72 to $182, so it's good to do your research before booking.
Certainly! You can indeed opt for an overnight bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador. Make sure to pack a blanket and a snack to make your trip more comfortable.
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador?
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 Rio de Janeiro and Salvador!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
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 Rio de Janeiro to Salvador.
Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador.
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.
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
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