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Transportation - Getting Around in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Buses - Rio de Janeiro


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Car for hire - Rio de Janeiro

Car for hire

 A small four-seat car usually costs around US$40 a day with unlimited kilometres; if you take the car for five days you may get sixth or seventh day at no extra cost. Requirements include being 25 years or older (21 with some firms including Avis), have a valid credit card in your name and...

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Driving Tips - Rio de Janeiro

Driving Tips

 • Your home-country’s licence is valid in Brazil but given that local authorities will not recognise it, it is advisable to get an International Driver’s Permit (IDP).
• Gasoline costs around US$1 a litre but unleaded fuel is not sold in Brazil so check when you rent a car that...

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From the airport - Rio de Janeiro

From the airport

 Rio’s airport is the Aeroporto Galeao (GIG) and is located on Ilha do Governador, 15km north of the city centre.  Real Auto Bus (0800 240 850) operates from the international airport, either outside the arrivals floor of Terminal 1 or the ground floor of Terminal 2. All buses are safe and...

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Metro - Rio de Janeiro


Rio has a two line system which is one of the fastest ways to get around the city. The metro is open from 6am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday. The main line, with the first stop Copacabana to the last stop Saens Pena, has 17 stops in between. The first 14, from Copacabana to Estacio are shared with the...

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Taxi - Rio de Janeiro


 Rio’s taxis are quite fast and handy for getting around the city. Metered taxis start at R$4.30 flat rate with R$3 for each kilometre – they are usually a little more expensive at night and on Sundays. Radio taxis are 30% more expensive but are considered safer. Some radio taxis listed here...

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