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 way and you can either get your tickets by topping up a RioCard which lets you store credit (helpful to avoid long lines) or you can buy a single ticket at the station. See the Metrô website for more details (which is bilingual English/Portuguese: www.metrorio.com.br
There are ‘three’ lines – the orange, the green, and the yellow. While the yellow line is shown as a separate line, it is just an extension of the orange line that was created for the 2016 Olympics.
The yellow line goes from Ipanema – starting at Metro General Osorio – and goes all the way to Barra da Tijuca – ending at Metro Jardim Oceânico.
The orange line starts at Metro General Osorio in Ipanema and ends at Metro Uruguai in Tijuca.
The green line starts at Metro Botafogo and ends at Metro Pavuna, which is far away in the North Zone of the city.