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Submitted on Jun 09, 2019 Useful Info

How to travel by bus from Rio to Sao Paolo

  • Duration: the bus takes about 5-6 hours.
  • Arrival time: it's advisable to arrive at the bus station, 30 minutes prior to the departure time to avoid inconveniences.
  • Rio Main Bus Station: Rodoviária(Terminal) Novo Rio bus station is where you board your bus to Sao Paulo.
  • Terminal Tietê Bus Station in Sao Paulo is the destination of the bus.
  • there's always a bus every 15 minutes. so don't panic in case you miss your bus.


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  • The buses are very comfy and stylish and so you get to enjoy your ride with minimum fatigue.
  • For safety purposes, I recommend not to walk to the Terminal Novo Rio Bus Station as its located in an unsavory area of the city. The bus station is safe though.
  • It's advisable to board a bus that'll take you to the bus station.
  • You could also board a bus at the Rio International Airport preferably, a shuttle run by company Real, which connects the airport to the bus station.
  • Also, make sure you are on the right bus, as the destinations of the buses differ. In case of doubts, ask the driver.
  • Luggage safety: there's a luggage facility at the Novo Rio bus station which charges about R$5 per piece. The charges may differ depending on the weight of the luggage.