User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu
Ratings and Reviews (30)
It was very uncomfortable, my seat was broken and the bus driver did nothing to find a remedy. It was extremely cold because the air conditioning worked all the time during the night, in winter and no blankets were provided. I caught a cold. The driver was using his phone to talk while driving, at the same time he was smoking, despite smoking was prohibited. I will never, ever use pluma again.
Paid extra for the leito option/ free drink/ private bathroom and entertainment - the seats were bigger and comfortable however no free drink or entertainment and there was just one toilet onboard everyone was using! Not happy for paying a lot extra and did not receive. The light above my head did not work either so was unable to read my book.
The bus broke down at 1030pm and all passengers were left to sit on the bus at a gas station for 5 hours without anyone explaining anything to us. I had paid extra for this bus to have a more comfortable seat and to arrive at Foz do Iguaçu early enough to enjoy my day. A second bus that was already full of passengers arrived and we were made to move our bags to that bus and wake people up to share seats. We arrived more than 5 hours late to our destination with absolutely no compensation.
I was charged 290reals on 2 occasions for a ticket to iquacu because I missed my transfer in São Paulo following my bus arriving 2.5 hours late in São Paulo. This resulted in me and my friends having to find a place to stay in São Paulo. I did try and exchange my ticket as well and I was inside of the window with which this was allowed but this request was denied for an unknown reason. Following this I was fined a further 45reals for missing the first bus even though it was completely out of my control. The man in the ticket office was very unhelpful as well.
Got the bottom floor, was very spacious. With an overnight bus that started at 9pm from Sao Paulo and arrived at 4pm Foz De Iguacu, went well, stopped many times for bathroom, 1 time for a 20 minute mid morning food break. AC worked well, had a few snacks on board. Pillow and blanket provided. Bathroom on board worked well, just needed to bring your own toilet paper. Overall good experience.
Overall a good bus trip from Sao Paulo to Iguazu. Only problem was we didn't know how long the breaks were but I guess we should of learnt a bit more Portuguese. Comfy bus and bus arrived on time. Felt very safe.
The bus itself and the staff were great but the bus arrived late by about 45 minutes and arrived late to our destination by 3 hours which meant we had to cancel plans we had for that afternoon, which considering we only had 1 full day apart from the day we were arriving in Foz do Iguaçu, we were very dissatisfied.
Bus was comfortable and arrived perfectly on time my only complaints are that the stops were at the wrong times like 2am rather than 10am when a break to get food would have been appreciated rather than being woken in the middle of the night. The temperature of the bus was another issue as it was very cold on board luckily I had enough clothes but still felt the cold.
No plug sockets, wifi only available with CPF number quite discriminatory to foreigners? The bus was three hours late, staff chose to ignore me than try understand me asking a simple question like how long do we stay for a break ? Not impressed.
The bus broke down after 2 hours in to the trip, because it was leaking from the back. We did not get any information of what happens or when a solotuon would come. So everybody had to sit at the side of the highway and just wait in the middle of the night. After over three hours a new bus came. We got to Foz de Iguazu 4,5h later than we should have. That means 1.5h extra delayed than the three hours we waited for a new bus. Zero information, no one apologizing and no compensation. Over all very disappointing!
The bus was an hour late and arrived 3 hours late. Stopped so many times for no apparent reason on half the occasions even though we were running late. Consequently missed most of the day to explore iguazu falls so very disappointed.
Bus left Sao Paulo over an hour late, during which time it disappeared from the departure board and there was no communication. Lots of panicked and confused passengers. If then arrived 3 hours later than advertised, making stops both unnecessarily frequently and too long
The bus was on time for both departure and arrival. The drivers were friendly. Unfortunately, we weren't allocated the seats I selected when booking my trip. I chose the two front seats behind the driver. But was given the two seats at the toilet at the back. My seat wouldn't recline fully and the person in front of mine, his seat seemed to be broken as he was declined more than anyone else on the bus. This made it impossible for me to cross my legs and difficult for me to get in and out of the chair.
Frequently asked questions for your trip São Paulo - Foz do Iguaçu
How much does a bus ticket from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu cost?
The average bus ticket price from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu is $53. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu 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 Foz do Iguaçu?
The average travel time between São Paulo and Foz do Iguaçu is around 16h 40m, although the fastest bus will take about 14h 40m.This is the time it takes to travel the 518 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between São Paulo and Foz do Iguaçu?
The number of buses from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 14 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu?
When taking the bus from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu, you can travel comfortably and safely with Catarinense, Brasil Sul, Pluma.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu?
Buses traveling between São Paulo and Foz do Iguaçu leave from Tietê or Jabaquara and arrive at Rodoviária Internacional.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from São Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $82 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $26.
Usually CATARINENSE 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.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $5.
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