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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro from various bus operators like 1001, Auto Viação Catarinense or Viação Penha for the next days.
today
from $15
tomorrow
from $16
Tuesday
from $11
Wednesday
from $11
Thursday
from $11
Friday
from $9
Saturday
from $13

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Viação Penha
    7h 50m
    11:10 AM
    São Paulo
    7:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Viação Penha
    Premium Economy
    $15
  • Buser
    7h 10m
    11:15 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Feira da Madrugada Bus Stop
    6:25 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Economy
    $15
  • JBL Turismo
    6h 40m
    7:40 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    2:20 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    JBL Turismo
    Basic
    $16
  • Viação Rio Doce
    6h 30m
    10:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Viação Rio Doce
    Basic
    $17
  • Auto Viação Catarinense
    6h 30m
    7:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    1:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Auto Viação Catarinense
    Economy
    $19

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Buser
    8h 10m
    11:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Shopping Feira da Madrugada Bus Stop
    7:10 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Premium Economy
    $16
  • Aguia Flex
    7h 14m
    10:05 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:19 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Parque das Rosas
    Aguia Flex
    Premium Economy
    $17
  • Expresso Adamantina
    8h 0m
    9:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Economy
    $17
  • Viação Rio Doce
    6h 30m
    9:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    3:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Viação Rio Doce
    Basic
    $17
  • Viação Penha
    6h 0m
    5:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    11:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Viação Penha
    Basic
    $18

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Buser
    7h 50m
    10:00 AM
    São Paulo
    5:50 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Premium Economy
    $11
  • Viação Penha
    7h 50m
    11:10 AM
    São Paulo
    7:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Viação Penha
    Premium Economy
    $14
  • Auto Viação Catarinense
    6h 30m
    10:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:30 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Auto Viação Catarinense
    Economy
    $15
  • Expresso Adamantina
    8h 15m
    7:45 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Economy
    $15
  • Viação Rio Doce
    6h 30m
    10:00 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Viação Rio Doce
    Basic
    $17

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Buser
    7h 10m
    10:00 AM
    São Paulo
    5:10 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Premium Economy
    $11
  • Auto Viação Catarinense
    7h 0m
    11:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    6:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Auto Viação Catarinense
    Premium Economy
    $12
  • Viação Penha
    7h 50m
    11:10 AM
    São Paulo
    7:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Viação Penha
    Premium Economy
    $14
  • Expresso Adamantina
    8h 25m
    7:45 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:10 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Basic
    $15
  • Aguia Flex
    7h 15m
    10:40 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:55 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Parque das Rosas
    Aguia Flex
    Premium Economy
    $17

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Buser
    7h 50m
    2:00 PM
    São Paulo
    9:50 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Premium Economy
    $11
  • Águia Branca
    6h 15m
    8:00 AM
    São Paulo
    2:15 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Águia Branca
    Economy
    $13
  • Expresso Adamantina
    8h 15m
    7:45 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    4:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Economy
    $13
  • Expresso do Sul
    6h 30m
    12:30 PM
    São Paulo
    7:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Expresso do Sul
    Economy
    $15
  • 1001
    6h 30m
    9:30 AM
    São Paulo
    4:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    1001
    Economy
    $15

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Buser
    6h 40m
    10:40 AM
    São Paulo
    5:20 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Buser
    Economy
    $9
  • Viação Penha
    7h 50m
    11:10 AM
    São Paulo
    7:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Viação Penha
    Premium Economy
    $13
  • Auto Viação Catarinense
    7h 10m
    10:30 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:40 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Rodoviário Central do Brasil
    Auto Viação Catarinense
    Premium Economy
    $14
  • Viação Sampaio
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    6:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Rodoviário Central do Brasil
    Viação Sampaio
    Economy
    $16
  • Viação UTIL
    6h 10m
    11:10 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:20 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Rodoviário Central do Brasil
    Viação UTIL
    Economy
    $16

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Expresso Adamantina
    8h 0m
    9:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:00 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Expresso Adamantina
    Economy
    $13
  • Aguia Flex
    6h 15m
    1:00 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    7:15 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Bus Station do Rio
    Aguia Flex
    Business
    $15
  • Viação Sampaio
    7h 30m
    10:30 AM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    6:00 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Rodoviário Central do Brasil
    Viação Sampaio
    Economy
    $16
  • Viação UTIL
    6h 10m
    11:10 PM
    São Paulo
    Tietê Bus Station
    5:20 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Terminal Rodoviário Central do Brasil
    Viação UTIL
    Economy
    $16
  • Águia Branca
    6h 15m
    8:00 AM
    São Paulo
    2:15 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    Águia Branca
    Basic
    $17

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.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 671 daily buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Saturday has instead the fewest connections, with only 403 daily coaches between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 1547 buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, while Night sees the fewest connections between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with 437 offers.

Facts about the bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Compare all providers like 1001, Auto Viação Catarinense and Viação Penha that travel 508 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 $9!

Cheapest Bus $9
Fastest Bus 5h 25m
Earliest Bus 12:05 AM
Latest Bus 11:59 PM
Daily Bus Routes 508 Ø
Distance 220.4 miles
Bus Companies 1001, Auto Viação Catarinense, Viação Penha, Expresso do Sul, Itapemirim Suzantur, Águia Branca, Buser, Expresso Adamantina, Aguia Flex, Viação Rio Doce and 8 more.

Cheapest bus connections from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

Every day, 508 buses from 18 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 07/14/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 07/14
$22
Monday 07/15
$19
Tuesday 07/16
$49
Wednesday 07/17
$49
Thursday 07/18
$49
Friday 07/19
$54
Saturday 07/20
$15
Sunday 07/21
$22
Monday 07/22
$49
Tuesday 07/23
$11
Wednesday 07/24
$19
Thursday 07/25
$11
Friday 07/26
$55
Saturday 07/27
$19
Sunday 07/28
$54
Monday 07/29
$49
Tuesday 07/30
$12
Wednesday 07/31
$49
Thursday 08/01
$49
Friday 08/02
$8
Saturday 08/03
$19
Sunday 08/04
$54
Monday 08/05
$49
Tuesday 08/06
$17
Wednesday 08/07
$12
Thursday 08/08
$49
Friday 08/09
$19
Saturday 08/10

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 $9, Friday is the cheapest day for a bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. Monday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $16.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, with $9. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $13.

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.

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 $9 and takes 6h 40m 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 18 companies with a range of ticket prices between $9 and $71. 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 508 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 Águia Branca and takes 5h 25m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $29. 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 1001, Auto Viação Catarinense and Viação Penha. 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: 1001, Auto Viação Catarinense and Viação Penha.

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.

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
    5h 20m
    2:50 PM
    São Paulo
    8:10 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $13
  • BlaBlaCar
    5h 30m
    12:00 PM
    São Paulo
    5:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $14
  • BlaBlaCar
    5h 30m
    6:00 AM
    São Paulo
    11:30 AM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $15
  • BlaBlaCar
    5h 20m
    7:10 AM
    São Paulo
    12:30 PM
    Rio de Janeiro
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from $17

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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