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Getting There & Away

Nova Friburgo is a short jaunt from Rio, via Niterói, on bus line 1001. The ride is along a picturesque, winding, misty jungle road.

Nova Friburgo has two long-distance bus stations. From the north bus station, 2.5km north of the center, Viação Teresópolis has buses to Teresópolis (R$26, two hours, five daily). From the south bus station, 4km south of the center, Viação 1001 has buses to Rio (R$48 to R$59, 2½ hours, hourly), plus one direct bus to Cabo Frio (R$56, 3¼ hours, 7am Saturday).

Local buses (R$4.20) connect both long-distance terminals to the central local bus station just north of Praça Getúlio Vargas. Local buses also go to just about all the tourist attractions. Ask for details at the tourist office.