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1. Posted by rachsarfal (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

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Does anyone know what time the Pluma 2:30 bus leaving from Sao Paulo arrives into Iguazu? Or for that matter, any of the daily departure and arrival times for the above route? I have tried to contact the company with no success.


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

No use even trying; SA companies are still to discover the possibilities of the WWW :)

This route is part of the beaten tourist track, so I suspect there is daily service. It should take about 18 hours (took 12 from the Sao Paulo province interior).

3. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Hi! The guidebooks say it takes 16hs from SP to Foz, but dont know that particular service at 14.30!

good luck!

x x Miromar x x

4. Posted by rorone (Budding Member 40 posts) 9y


i took that journey a few months back and i arrived in at 5.30am or 6am. its best to have somewhere to stay booked.

hope thats some use to you.



5. Posted by rorone (Budding Member 40 posts) 9y

Alternativly go to the bus station its on the metro line and pluma is on the second floor. the metro is safe enough by day and really handy and quick.Go to the desk and find out its up on the wall above the counter.

Happy Travels

6. Posted by spootnik (Full Member 62 posts) 9y


I did the same journey with Pluma back in November and the bus arrived at 5.30am.
Just a piece of advice: do take warm clothes with you on the bus as we weren't given any blanket and it was pretty chilly.
Enjoy your trip!

7. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I think it depends on your driver and road conditions a lot, because when I got that bus back in August last year, I was there well before 5.30am. I would have been there at 4.30am as I was walking around in the dark by myself wasting hours until I could drop my baggage off at the hostel. It is meant to take 16 hours from Sao Paulo-Iguazu Fallas, but it took less on the bus I got that left at 2.30pm.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 4, 2007, at 4:22 AM by aharrold45 ]

8. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 9y


Sorry to bring this post back up but we are looking at catching this 14.30 bus and looking at the website this is just a 'normal' bus rather than a sleeper. Can someone just confirm if this is the case. I see there is a sleeper bus but it's much later and quite a bit more expensive.



9. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Hi Sophie,

As far as I can see, the 14:30 is a 'convencional'. In Pluma lingo, this means reclining seats only, and so little space that I wouldn't recommend it unless you're small. The sleeper's seats recline further, are broader, and have more leg room.


10. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 9y

Thanks for that Neils, glad my translation skills are coming along!!

Does anyone have any experience of doing this journey on the 'conventional' bus.. is it that bad?? Would you recommend paying that bit extra for the sleeper bus that leaves at 18.00?