Distance from Sao Paulo (BR) to Rio De Janeiro (BR)

Name Sao Paulo Rio De Janeiro
Country Brazil Brazil
Country ISO codes BR / BRA BR / BRA
Continent South America South America
Continent code SA SA
DD coordinates -23.630000 / -46.660000 -22.810000 / -43.240000
Time zone America/Sao_Paulo America/Sao_Paulo
Airports 3 2
Miles from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro: 224
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There are many ways to find how far is Sao Paulo from Rio De Janeiro, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -23.630000 / -46.660000 and -22.810000 / -43.240000.


When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far Sao Paulo (BR) from Rio De Janeiro (BR) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro amounts to 361 km / 224 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from -23.630000 / -46.660000 and coordinates to -22.810000 / -43.240000.

The flight time of 0 hours, 25 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Sao Paulo (BR) to Rio De Janeiro (BR) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/Sao_Paulo / America/Sao_Paulo.

Reverse direction from Rio De Janeiro to Sao Paulo.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Sao Paulo (BR)
Arrives in Rio De Janeiro (BR)
Distance between 361 km / 224 mil
Avg car duration 4 hours, 0 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 6 hours, 1 minute (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 3 hours, 36 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 0 hours, 24 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro is 361 kilometers = 224 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from Sao Paulo (-23.630000 / -46.660000) to Rio De Janeiro (-22.810000 / -43.240000) is 224 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Rio De Janeiro takes approximately 0 hours, 24 minutes.
It will take you about 6 hours, 1 minute to drive from Sao Paulo, BR to Rio De Janeiro, BR, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Rio De Janeiro.