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Worth catching a bus from Rio to Salvador?

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1. Posted by cecoia (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

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My girlfriends and I will be in Rio in September and are keen to make our way to Bahia. How long does it take to get from Rio to Bahia on the bus? Or is it better for fly there.

We are in Brasil for 2 and half weeks.


2. Posted by Bahiana77 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

It's a veeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long bus ride, about 26 hours +. With only 2 1/2 weeks, fly if you can. (Actually Webjet has some fares that are half the price of the bus.) Or you can take most of the 2 1/2 weeks and go more slowly up the coast, stopping at Porto Seguro/Arraial D'Ajuda and Ilheus/Itacare, among others.

3. Posted by manus (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Bus Rio to Salvador, 26 hours!

Best fly.

Option air: many companies do, try Gol. A consultation today, crossing Rio-Salvador one way r$ 129 (NZD $ 103) and several others.

Option bus, crossing Rio-Salvador one way r$ 225 (NZD$ 180); and various other

PS: air tickets prices vary widely, buying in advance you pay less value.

Bon voyage and welcome to Brazil !!!