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Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
São Paulo - Terminal Tietê
Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
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Rio de Janeiro - Rua Aurélio de Figueiredo, Rio de Janeiro (Campo Grande)
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Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio
São Paulo - Terminal Tietê
Bus Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo: Trip Overview

Bus Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$21
Average bus trip duration6h 25m
Number of daily buses86
Earliest bus departure12:01 AM
Distance221 miles (356 km)
Latest bus departure11:59 PM

Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses86
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:01AM - 11:59PM
Minimum Price$6
Average Ticket Price$21
Minimum Trip Duration5h29m
Average Bus Trip Duration6h25m
Distance221 miles (356 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteAutoviação 1001, Expresso do Sul, AGUIA BRANCA EB, Viação Penha, Catarinense
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo

The bus is the best choice to get to São Paulo without a car. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

On average, the trip from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo takes around 6h 25m, but you can get there in as little as 5h 29m with the quickest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 222 miles (358 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is 222 miles (358 km).

You can choose from 86 travel times and travel with Autoviação 1001, Expresso do Sul and AGUIA BRANCA EB. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo may vary. Simplify your trip from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM.

The majority of buses traveling from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo start their journey at Novo Rio and wind up at Barra Funda. These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can also find other options that could better fit your plans.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, go for the bus. $10 is the starting point for the cost-effective bus ride to São Paulo from Rio de Janeiro.

You can expect to pay around $21 for a bus ticket. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $10 and $239, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Once in São Paulo, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Museu Arte Brasileira / FAAP, Edifício Copan, Mosteiro de São Bento, Parque Zoológico de São Paulo and Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM).

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo was searched and found on Mar 6, 2024 with a price of $6

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 São Paulo, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $6 to $36 for a bus ticket from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo based on the last 1 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $6 which is on 2024-03-06.

Usually 1001 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.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, get comfy and count the stars.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

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 São Paulo.

Did you know?

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

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.

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