Traveling from Araguaína to Rio de Janeiro

After doing this myself, and with barely any good (or bad for that matter) information online, I wanted to throw out a post detailing your options when traveling from Araguaína to Rio de Janeiro.

Araguaína is located inland in the north of Brazil, in the state of Tocantins…

And Rio de Janeiro on the coast in the south in the state of the same name…

With Brazil spanning an area of 3.2 million square miles (so, totally humongous then) it’s not the easiest, or quickest, getting from place to place but I’m hoping this little guide might help if you ever make this particular journey.

Fly
There are no direct options from Araguaína to Rio de Janeiro and it is likely you’ll have to stop 2+ times on route and the flights are very expensive. The flights would likely be a mixture of airlines Passaredo and LATAM but as always I’d recommend searching on Skyscanner or Momondo. I think looking at the length of time it’ll take for multiple stopovers and the money involved I’d recommend doing what we did, and get the bus for five hours first to Palmas and then board a flight to Rio (via Sao Paulo).

Bus
Taking 1.5 days the bus is the longest option but also the cheapest and tickets can start at around £80, which for that length of journey is pretty amazing. Often buses can be booked up around holidays and on weekends so look into booking advance if possible so not to get caught out. Bus Bud is a good website for information on journeys and to by tickets, alternatively you can purchase tickets on the bus companies direct websites such as Rapido Marajo or Itapemirim or at the bus stations themselves. The premium coaches are very comfortable with aircon, reclining seats and entertainment (via Wi-Fi) so definitely compare prices against comfort for this length of journey.

Car
Road trips are hugely popular around the world and Brazil is no different, in such a vast country there must be thousands of incredible routes. To drive from Araguaína to Rio de Janeiro you’d be looking at around 29hrs in the car covering over 2200km.

Of course this wouldn’t be done in one stint (I hope!) and instead it could be split over 3-4 days stopping off at cities along the way including, but not limited to, Palmas, Brasilia (the capital city) and Belo Horizonte.

There you have it three options of getting from Araguaína to Rio de Janeiro. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to get in touch, happy travels!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Aixa March 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    This is a very useful post! I love to drive but that is very far. In Venezuela, we would always hire a driver.

    • Reply lpowell321 March 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      It is very far, but the road trip could be fun if split into sections 🙂

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