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1. Posted by perdita (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Any suggestions on transport from Rio to BA? Flights seem to be rather expensive. We don't mind the travelling time if there are things to do or see. Anyone done this leg before?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Several possibilities; most obvious would be to break the journey in Iguazu. Iguazu-Rio is about 24 hours, I guess (Iguazu - Sao Paulo was 18).

3. Posted by mvashton (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

IF you want to do it quickly then two overnight busses will do it via Iquazzu. i know someone who has just done that.

I have more time so went from Rio to Florionapolis (17hrs 150Reals) and from there to Montevideo(16hrs, 200Reals) which is where i am at now. You can then get a bus or take a boat to BA

4. Posted by perdita (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Thanks so much for your prompt replies!

So Mark - what bus company did you use? What was it like? Where did you buy/book tickets?
We are not in a rush anymore so are thinking about stopping in Florianopolis. How long did you stay there for? Are you making your way to BA?


5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Taking the florianopolis route would imply missing out on Iguazu; I'd never do that if I were you, the falls are beautiful beyond description :)