Does anyone know of a bus company that goes from Rio to Buenos Aires down the coast of Brazil and Uruguay?
I am already going to Iguassu Falls before I get to Rio with a tour so I would prefer to take the coast down and avoid the route that goes through the falls.
Alternatively, does anyone know of any cheap airlines that fly rio to BA? The cheapest I could find was $370CAN w/ taxes, which is why I am looking into the buses.
There are some international bus companies that you could check. They are called Ega, TTL. This web page http://www.reservas.net/alojamiento_hoteles/uruguay_comollegar.htm states that they go to Sao Paulo. You could also check out Pluma, but I think they go via Iguazu.
For cheap flights the best is Gol www.voegol.com It´s a brasilian budget airline.
It's a 3 1/2 hour flight from Rio to BA, so I’m guessing it would take a bus about 3 + days. Why anyone would want to waist 3 days of their trip on a bus, is beyond me.
I never ever heard about his kind of bus trip itinerary before. it takes around 3 days and nights and the price that you will pay is almost the price of the airplane, but if you enjoy it... no doubt is a very nice way the see a small part of that country.
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From Rio, you can get to BsAs by coast via Curitiba and Florianopolis, then enter into Uruguay at Jaguarao. From Montevideo, you'd have to take the Buquebus to BsAs. Within Uruguay, a host of other itineraries is possible.
It's a fun trip, but takes about 30 hours in one go. As I said before, I'd break the journey in Iguazu. Either way, it surely beats flying both financially and ecologically.
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 1, 2008, at 3:12 AM by bentivogli ]