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Bus (Rio de Janeiro)

Bus (Rio de Janeiro) – Rio de Janeiro’s newest transport system was created to facilitate the flow of people during the Olympics 2016 and is designed to be a quicker bus system. It now provides access to previously difficult places to reach such as Jacarepagua and other places in the West Zone and North Zone […]

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Metrô (São Paulo)

Metrô (São Paulo) — the subway in São Paulo has the same name as the one in Rio (Portuguese: Metrô). It runs 7 days a week. Monday-Friday from 4:40 am to 12 am and weekends from 4:40 am to 1 am. Tickets cost R$4.30 one way (free for seniors 60 and older). See the Metrô […]

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Metrô (Rio de Janeiro)

Metrô (Rio de Janeiro) –– the subway in Rio (Portuguese: Metrô) – built in 1979, is a really safe way to travel. It runs 7 days a week. Monday-Saturday from 5am to 12 am and Sunday and holidays from 7am to 11 pm (during Carnaval period, metro service runs 24 hours). Tickets cost R$4.60 one […]

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Bus (Sao Paulo)

Bus (Sao Paulo) – due to the infamous traffic that exists in São Paulo, locals prefer the more efficient Metrô train system to get around. Incredible enough, for that reason (traffic) and personal safety issues affecting wealthy residents, they get around via helicopter! Still, if it’s practical, there are municipal buses that one can take […]

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TAXI (Sao Paulo)

TAXI (Sao Paulo) — fares start at R$4.50 and run from R$2.70 for each kilometer (½ mile) or R$0.55 for every minute sitting in traffic. After 8 pm and on weekends, fares rise up to 50%. The blue-and-white, air-conditioned Guarucoop radio taxis are the official taxis at Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo and can take […]

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Uber

Uber – Uber is active in Rio, so smartphone users have that option for calling a taxi. See Uber’s Rio page for details: www.uber.com/cities/rio-de-janeiro/ Uber currently has a local competitor called “Taxi.Rio”, which can be downloaded as an app

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TAXI (Rio de Janeiro)

TAXI (Rio de Janeiro) – the yellow and blue Rio de Janeiro taxis are available both day and night in Ipanema and Copacabana districts. The cab drivers cruise the main boulevards, as well as the side streets, and congregate near the better hotels. This is common in all larger Brazil cities. Rio de Janeiro taxis […]

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CAR RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION   CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Rio de Janeiro: Alamo Rent a Car: +55 21 3873 2521 Avis: +55 800 725 2847 Budget Rent a Car: +55 21 3398 2350 Hertz: +55 21 3575 5250 National Car Rental: +55 21 3600 5250   These car rental agencies operate in […]