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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Bus

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expresso Brasileiro 00:05 23:45 6 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Kaissara 00:10 23:40 6 hrs 10 mins VIEW PRICE

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Bus Service

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Bus Distance

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São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Bus

The São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus route is one of the most travelled in Brazil. These two cities are frequent destinations, offering great attractions for travellers.

São Paulo is one of the main financial and industrial development centres in the country. To travel to Rio de Janeiro means experiencing all the colours of Brazil. A São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus travels about 640 km in approximately 6 hours. You will find up to 20 buses with regular departures throughout the day. You can easily book bus tickets online on redBus for this route.

Why Book a bus instead of a car/train/flight?

  • São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus ticket prices are cheaper than a taxi or a plane ticket.
  • Travelling by bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is a different experience. You will get to see parts of Brazil that you could not do on a plane or train.
  • A bus trip is much calmer and free of worries for people who fear heights or air travel.
  • The process of boarding a bus is simpler and less time-consuming than that of a train/flight.

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro Travel Bus Schedule

Bus schedules from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro vary according to the day and operator. You can find up to 20 buses a day. Some of the popular operators for this route are -

  • Aguia Branca
    • First bus: 00:05
    • Last bus: 23:45
    • Average Fare: 15.62 USD (12.58 EUR)
    • Boarding Points: São Paulo Bus Station
    • Dropping Points: Rio de Janeiro Bus Station
  • Kaissara
    • First bus: 00:10
    • Last bus: 23:40
    • Average Fare: 13.68 USD (11.02 EUR)
    • Boarding Points: São Paulo Bus Station
    • Dropping Points: Rio de Janeiro Bus Station

Bus Amenities Available when travelling from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

The São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus offers services to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Some of these services are:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Variety of seats
  • Toilet

Places to visit in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a unique city where there is a lot to see and discover. Below are some things you should do if you travel from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by bus -

  • Walk down the Selarón stairs
  • Ride the Santa Teresa streetcar
  • Go to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Walk around Copacabana
  • Watch the sunset at Ipanema
  • Visit the Museum of Tomorrow

How to Book a bus ticket with redBus?

Booking a bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro with redBus is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. Just follow these few easy steps:

  • Open the redBus website.
  • Enter São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the 'From' and 'To' sections. Also, enter the desired travel date and click on search.
  • You will get a list of available buses. Compare and choose the bus that best suits your needs.
  • Next, add passenger details.
  • Finally, you must complete the payment. You can use any of the available payment modes to pay for your bus tickets. Use offers (if available).
  • Once confirmed, you will receive your tickets via email and SMS.

Why book bus tickets online with redBus?

  • redBus only works with the best operators and does not have middleman charges. You can be sure of getting the best price.
  • The platform is easy to use and allows you to compare the different options by using the sort and filter options.
  • redBus customer service is friendly and professional is available 24x7.
  • By booking online your São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro bus, you don't have to worry about losing them. You can access them via email/SMS or on the redBus website.

Rio de Janeiro is a famous city, and you can visit it by booking your bus tickets online on redBus. Check the available schedules and choose the option that best suits your travel needs. You will find buses from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro starting at 13.68 USD (11.02 EUR) with all services included.


How early should I arrive for the trip?

A: Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.

How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??

A: You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.

Where can I find the location of my bus stop?

A: As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.

Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?

A: This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.

Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?

A: Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.

Are there any discounts available on the route from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro?

A: São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.


São Paulo

  • São Paulo Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê
  • São Paulo Bus Station

Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro Bus Station


Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

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