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

As I wrote, I wouldn't recommend it unless you're short. I travelled with Pluma on another stretch, and their 'convencional' is really rather cramped. But on the other hand, the price difference is considerable... tough call.

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

Thanks again Neils you have been a massive help.. I'm small but unfortunatley the same can't be said for my boyfriend!!

It's not only the price difference but also the thought of hanging around for 12 hours waiting for the sleeper bus too which really sways us towards enduring the cramp!

Would you recommend booking these tickets in advance? If not then maybe we can have a look at the 'normal' bus and see what we think on the day and if we really don't fancy it then we could wait another 4 hours for the sleeper bus. Obviously if we need to pre book a few days in advance we will need to make an option before then.

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

Personally I'd never book a bus in advance, but I can't really say; SP-Foz is a densely travelled part of the beaten tourist track, and therefore it can get rather busy during high season. Btw, it isn't necessary to hang around Tiete for the whole day should you decide to take the sleeper, if I were you I'd head downtown instead. And in the worst possible case, you're stuck for a day (another day?) in SP waiting for the next bus if you don't book, which is hardly real punishment :)

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


i did that trip in the convencional bus back in june, and it was fine. Ok not the "luxury" of some buses in argentina, but defo better than the national express ones in UK! I was lucky, cause the seat next to me was empty, so managed to get some sleep. It was also my very first bus ride in SA, so i was expecting it to be so bad, that I was surprised in a nice way!

Personally I would invest the extra money of the sleeper service in other things, but that is me!

x x Miriam x x

15. Posted by LucaUK (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

How much do you think it will cost? And how much will it be from San Paolo down to Buenos Aires overland? I'm planning to do it around mid - April Just checked and the flight is sooo expensive!


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

dont remember the price of the bus :(

but how much is the flight SP-BA?? I did that flight last sept and worked out about £100??? cause if the price is about that then is not too bad, the bus will cost you almost as much in total! I always thought that flights would always be more expensive, but when i got to iguazu from SP found out that another girl that arrived that morning in the flight had paid less than me in the bus!

x x

17. Posted by Polystar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Does anyone have more information on the flights? Which airlines do the trip. I am planning the trip the other way around, form Iguazu to Sao. To my knowlegde the airport at Iguazu is pretty small. Any info is appreciated. Best Regards, George

18. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 9y

I have the same question as George: I will travel from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguaçu... but I was thinking of catching a plane because long bus rides kills my back (and my mood )

Is there much of a price difference between taking the bus and the plane?


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