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Facts about the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Compare all providers like Expresso do Sul, Auto Viação Catarinense and 1001 that travel 1311 times every day by bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in one click! Book your bus ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro starting from $3!

Cheapest Bus $3
Fastest Bus 5h 0m
Earliest Bus 12:05 AM
Latest Bus 11:59 PM
Daily Bus Routes 1311 Ø
Distance 220.4 miles
Bus Companies Expresso do Sul, Auto Viação Catarinense, 1001, Itapemirim Suzantur, Águia Branca, Viação Penha, Buser, Expresso Adamantina, wemobi , Aguia Flex and 5 more.

Cheapest bus connections from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Every day, 1311 buses from 15 bus companies leave São Paulo for Rio de Janeiro: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 03/02/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 02/25
Monday 02/26
Tuesday 02/27
Wednesday 02/28
Thursday 02/29
Friday 03/01
Saturday 03/02
$12
Sunday 03/03
$29
Monday 03/04
$28
Tuesday 03/05
$28
Wednesday 03/06
$6
Thursday 03/07
$28
Friday 03/08
$12
Saturday 03/09
$28
Sunday 03/10
$10
Monday 03/11
$6
Tuesday 03/12
$10
Wednesday 03/13
$11
Thursday 03/14
$8
Friday 03/15
$11
Saturday 03/16
$9
Sunday 03/17
$4
Monday 03/18
$6
Tuesday 03/19
$4
Wednesday 03/20
$11
Thursday 03/21
$11
Friday 03/22
$11
Saturday 03/23

The cheapest time to travel from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $3, Thursday is the cheapest day for a bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Tuesday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $4.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, with $3. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $10.

How to save money travelling from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro from various bus operators like Expresso do Sul, Auto Viação Catarinense or 1001 for the next days.
  • Auto Viação Catarinense
    6h 30m
    1:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    7:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Auto Viação Catarinense
    Basic
    from $11
  • Buser
    7h 20m
    10:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Barra Funda
    5:50 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Leblon
    Buser
    First Class
    from $11
  • Expresso Adamantina
    6h 25m
    7:05 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    1:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Business
    from $11
  • Águia Branca
    6h 15m
    11:55 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:10 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Águia Branca
    Premium Economy
    from $12
  • Viação Penha
    6h 0m
    12:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:30 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Penha
    Premium Economy
    from $12
  • Aguia Flex
    6h 15m
    11:55 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:10 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Aguia Flex
    Premium Economy
    from $12
  • Viação Rio Doce
    6h 30m
    8:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    2:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Rio Doce
    Basic
    from $12
  • JBL Turismo
    6h 40m
    7:40 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    2:20 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    JBL Turismo
    Basic
    from $12
  • Viação Kaissara Suzantur
    6h 0m
    7:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    1:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Kaissara Suzantur
    Basic
    from $13
  • Expresso do Sul
    6h 30m
    12:05 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:35 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Expresso do Sul
    Premium Economy
    from $17
  • wemobi
    6h 30m
    12:05 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:35 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    wemobi
    Premium Economy
    from $17
  • Transportes Santa Maria
    7h 50m
    12:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Barra Funda
    8:20 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Transportes Santa Maria
    Economy
    from $28
  • 1001
    6h 30m
    11:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    6:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    1001
    First Class
    from $31
  • Viação Esmeralda
    6h 0m
    11:40 PM
    São Paulo
    Sala VIP Bella Vita
    5:40 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Golden Park Rio
    Viação Esmeralda
    First Class
    from $34
  • Itapemirim Suzantur
    8h 0m
    7:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    3:30 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Itapemirim Suzantur
    First Class
    from $35

More bus companies that typically serve the route São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Bus schedules change all the time. The following offers are not available anymore for buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, but may come back in the future. Keep an eye on them!

  • Siris Transportes
    6h 30m
    5:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Barra Funda
    11:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Afonso Pena
    Siris Transportes
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/03/2023
    Premium Economy
    from $12
  • DOCE SONHO
    7h 0m
    2:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Eldorado
    9:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Via Parque Shopping
    DOCE SONHO
    Temporarily not available: last found 09/22/2023
    First Class
    from $16
  • Luna Transportes
    6h 40m
    10:59 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Barra Funda
    5:39 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Via Parque Shopping
    Luna Transportes
    Temporarily not available: last found 08/08/2023
    Business
    from $18
  • Rio Transporte
    7h 10m
    10:50 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Eldorado
    6:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Largo do Machado
    Rio Transporte
    Temporarily not available: last found 08/08/2023
    Business
    from $18
  • Viação Cometa
    8h 46m
    6:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    3:16 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Cometa
    Temporarily not available: last found 02/13/2024
    Basic
    from $18
  • Viagens Chapecó
    8h 0m
    11:20 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Eldorado
    7:20 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Nutta James
    Viagens Chapecó
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/15/2023
    Business
    from $20
  • Viação Cetro
    10h 30m
    11:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    9:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Cetro
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/28/2023
    Premium Economy
    from $25
  • Viação Piracicabana
    15h 0m
    1:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    4:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Piracicabana
    Temporarily not available: last found 10/11/2023
    Basic
    from $27
  • Viação Ultra
    10h 55m
    7:40 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal do Jabaquara
    6:35 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Viação Ultra
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/26/2023
    Basic
    from $32
  • Expresso Luxo
    11h 15m
    8:15 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal do Jabaquara
    7:30 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Expresso Luxo
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/11/2023
    Basic
    from $35
  • Rápido Brasil
    11h 55m
    10:15 AM
    São Paulo
    Terminal do Jabaquara
    10:10 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rodoviária Novo Rio
    Rápido Brasil
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/11/2023
    Basic
    from $35
  • Fornasa Transportes
    7h 30m
    10:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Eldorado
    6:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Gavea
    Fornasa Transportes
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/15/2023
    First Class
    from $36
  • Viação Santa Maria
    7h 30m
    10:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Eldorado
    6:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Gavea
    Viação Santa Maria
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/06/2023
    from $37
  • Pássaro Marron
    9h 30m
    10:50 PM
    São Paulo
    Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
    8:20 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Hotel Glória
    Pássaro Marron
    Temporarily not available: last found 10/22/2023
    Basic
    from $40
  • Viação Levare Luxor
    6h 50m
    11:45 PM
    São Paulo
    Sala VIP Bella Vita
    6:35 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Golden Park Rio
    Viação Levare Luxor
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/15/2023
    from $52

Frequency of bus connections between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

See here how frequent the connections between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are, during different times and days of the week.
Monday is the busiest day, with more than 1493 daily buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Thursday has instead the fewest connections, with only 1198 daily coaches between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 3602 buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, while Night sees the fewest connections between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with 1395 offers.

Beloved bus companies from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

These are the most booked bus companies between São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro from our users.

All bus stations and stops in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Service and Comfort on the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro? Or which bus companies serve the route São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus

How much does a São Paulo Rio de Janeiro bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $3 and takes 7h 0m to reach Rio de Janeiro. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

This route is offered by 15 companies with a range of ticket prices between $3 and $90. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Rio de Janeiro.

On average, how many connections are available from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro each day?

Every day, the São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus route is served by approximately 1311 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro take?

The fastest bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is offered by Viação Penha and takes 5h 0m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $27. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

The earliest bus arriving in Rio de Janeiro from São Paulo starts at 12:05 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

The latest bus trip departing from São Paulo for Rio de Janeiro starts at 11:59 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the São Paulo Rio de Janeiro route?

When traveling by bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, passengers can travel with Expresso do Sul, Auto Viação Catarinense and 1001. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro?

You can check all the direct connections between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: Expresso do Sul, Auto Viação Catarinense and 1001.

What can I take with me on the São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the São Paulo Rio de Janeiro bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the São Paulo Rio de Janeiro bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Basic
Basic

Name referring to the typical seat you will find with companies that don’t distinguish between different classes.

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Premium Economy
PremiumEconomy

A mix between Economy and Business, it offers extra legroom, WI-FI and possible snacks.

Business
Business

Comfortable seating, food and drink service, accompanied generally by ticket flexibility.

First Class
First

Best of the best: you will find the most comfortable accommodation to work or relax during your travel.

Alternate transport types from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Cheap carpooling from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro for the next days.
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 20m
    12:00 PM
    São Paulo
    6:20 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $15
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 0m
    8:30 AM
    São Paulo
    2:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $18
  • BlaBlaCar
    7h 20m
    5:00 AM
    São Paulo
    12:20 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $19
  • BlaBlaCar
    6h 50m
    9:00 AM
    São Paulo
    3:50 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $21

More bus routes from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from São Paulo and from Rio de Janeiro. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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