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1. Posted by mad dog (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


i was wondering if anyone knew if there was a coach, bus or train to sao paulo. As i have no idea since i have never been there and am finding it hard to get the information. Also the cost of the trip from santiago to sao paulo would be appreciated as well. Thanks for your time!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5642 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

There might be direct services, but it's a very long ride. Somewhere around 35-40 hours if not more.
Better to brake it up in stages if you like to see something along the way.

No trains. A flights is probably more expensive but it saves a few days of travelling..;)

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

it is hard to give you good information because you dont say when you will travel.
I checked LAN(Chile airline)for a price in December.

Santiago- Sao Paulo $ 618.
flight time 3.50 hrs.

4. Posted by ChileGuide (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I Agree, Bus is a long ride and probably no just one bus, I would suggest to save some days going by plane is just 3 hours
and the cost , will depends but take a look on "gol airlines" or "tam airlines"

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5. Posted by stupidn00b (Budding Member 47 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, try TAM. I got a return from Sao Paulo Guarulhos to Santiago de Chile for a little over £200 with about 2 weeks notice.

If you want to go overland there's a lot to see and do between those places.

Mendoza is 7 hours from Santiago, just over the Andes. From Mendoza you can get a bus to Buenos Aires in about 15 hours. From BA you can get one to Puerto Iguazu/Foz do Iguacu in about 14/15 hours. And probably the same length of time again to get to Sampa. If you're not adjusted to long bus rides it might be a killer but these are really cool places. If time allows I'd definately give those places a look. Specially Iguacu.

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I would definitely go overland; this route takes you through what imo is the nicest part of Argentina. There's no direct bus, btw. There used to be one once a week (offered by Chevalier I believe), but it was cancelled last year.

7. Posted by Tinktinkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You can also look at the website of They give you all different airlines and prices. You get etickets. The bus ride is very long. But busses here are very comfortable. A very useful bus site is "crucero del norte". Find it on the internet and it also gives you timetables and prices. I use it often. Anything else just mail me.

8. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Pluma International has bus service Santiago to Sao Paulo. The cost is R$297 one way or about 160 US Dollars. It says 30 1/2 hours but I think its longer than that. Its also convencional, which isnt the best kind of bus, but I have seen this bus here once or twice in SP and they look executive. This bus goes through Porto Alegre, not Foz.

Personally, I would look at Gol or TAM and save the time 3,5hrs compared to 30+. Prices vary but expect to pay 400 dollars.