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 of the city, although most of these places aren’t tourist destinations and are residential neighborhoods. However, some locations such as Recreio have stunning, untouched beaches and are worth heading over to.
You can take the metro to Jardim Oceânico in Barra da Tijuca and from there, take the BRT to the main terminal, Alvorada station. From there, all of the main BRT lines run through the station and you can access most of the West and North Zone.
The price per ticket is R$3.60 and the opening hours vary from station to station. Some are 24 hours while others are closed for a few hours per night. The exact opening hours for each station can be found on their website (https://brtrio.com). Just be careful though as the opening hours for the ticket booths are different so it’s best to get all your tickets beforehand if you will arrive late at the station.