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Advice on getting between Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Advice on getting between Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio

1. Posted by worldfairy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys!

I've got 11 days to get from Santiago to Rio in April as part of my round-the-world trip and want to fit in Buenos Aires along the way. I know it's a bit of a whirlwind tour but does anyone have any advice on how to travel between the three? I was thinking probably bus travel as I can't really afford flights.

Thank you!

Charlott5e

2. Posted by chase (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Actually, it is pretty easy. from Santaigo you can get a bus to Mendoza in Argentina ( Argentinian buses are excellent!), spend a day wine tasting here. then from mendoza you can get an overnight bus to BsAs - pay the bit extra for a "coche-cama". Connections from BsAs are great - maybe you could go via Iguazu for the fantastic waterfalls.Crossing the border into Foz de Iguacu (Brazil) you can get a bus to Sao Paolo, then go straight to Rio. 11 days should be plenty - but remember that some bus journeys are about 20 hours!!!

3. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Is a long way... but of course you´ll enjoy a nice panorama in the way, Mendoza tu B.A. is around 12 hours, B.A. to Iguazu a little less but cheap and bus services are excellent!! pick up a good book in the way :)