Getting there & around
Nova Friburgo is a short jaunt from Rio, via Niterói, on bus line 1001. The ride is along a picturesque, winding, misty jungle road.
Novo Friburgo has two long-distance bus stations. The north bus station (Rodoviária Norte; 2522 6095; Praça Feliciano Costa), 2.5km north of the center, has buses to Petrópolis and Teresópolis (R$8, two hours, five daily). The south bus station (Rodoviária Sul; 2522 0400; Ponte da Saudade), 4km south of the center, has frequent buses to Rio (R$22, two hours). You’ll need to catch a local bus to the central, local bus station just north of Praça Getúlio Vargas. Local buses go to just about all the tourist attractions. Ask for details at the tourist office.