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Bus trip to Rio during Christmas

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Bus trip to Rio during Christmas

Hi,

We are planning to arrive in Rio de Janeiro around Christmas time, either 24 or 25th of December from either Sao Paulo or Paraty.

1. Is it easy to find long distance buses at Christmas time?

2. Do we have to book well ahead?

3. Does the price increase during that time for buses?

That is right at the end of our trip and we are going to be backpacking overland from Peru, through Bolivia, Pantanal in Brazil, down to Iguassu and then either flying or taking a bus to Sao Paulo or Paraty then to Rio. As this is right at the end of our trip, we're not sure what dates we would be there and would prefer to decide when we get there, however I just wanted some advice on what the situation is like with buses and travelling around Christmas.

Thanks,

Ash

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1. Re: Bus trip to Rio during Christmas

On the 24th it will be difficult as hell to find a bus as lots of people will be travelling. It will be a but easier on the 25th, but may still be dificult, especially in the morning.

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2. Re: Bus trip to Rio during Christmas

I think you be able to buy tickets with one week advance if you to travel until 23rdDec. 24th and 25th it is really hard to get tickets in short notice.

This are two bus companies that travel from São Paulo to Rio

itapemirimnetv.netviagem.com.br/interna.aspx…

vendas.autoviacao1001.com.br/cgi-bin/br4.cgi

Good Luck.

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