Bus in Rio de Janeiro

Premium Auto Ônibus

Premium Auto Ônibus operates safe air-con buses from the international airport along several itineraries. For the Zona Sul, take bus 2018, which heads south through the bairros (districts) of Glória, Flamengo and Bo…
Bicycle Rental in Rio de Janeiro

Bike Rio

Peddle yourself around the city on bright-orange bikes found at over 250 stations. After registering on the website or the app (Bike Itaú), you can buy a monthly pass (R$10) or a day pass (R$5). Instructions are ava…
Tram in Centro & Praça Mauá

Bonde Station

Rio’s iconic yellow tram (known as the ‘Bonde’ or ‘Bondinho’) is running once again, though on a more limited route than previously. Trams run between the main station on Rua Lélio Gama, across the Lapa Arches to La…
Tram in Centro & Praça Mauá


Part of an urban-renewal project, the VLT is a light rail with various routes throughout downtown. Line 1 links Aeroporto Santos Dumont with AquaRio, stopping at Cinelândia and Parada dos Museus (for access to Museu…
Train Station in Zona Norte

Estação Dom Pedro II

This suburban train station is one of Brazil’s busiest commuter stations, but it’s not the safest area to walk around. To get here, take the metro or the new VLT light rail to Central station and head upstairs.
Ferry in Centro & Praça Mauá

Ferry to Niterói

This commuter boat travels between Rio's Praça XV (Quinze) de Novembro and Niterói. Weekday departures are frequent (every 10 to 20 minutes), then half-hourly after 10pm. On Saturdays, the boat departs every 30 minu…
Bicycle Rental in Ipanema & Leblon

Bike & Lazer

A good place to hire bikes when you're hungering for a long ride (rather than a quick jaunt with wheels procured at a Bike Rio kiosk). Both cruisers and good mountain bikes are available. Look for the big Caloi sign…
Shuttle in Rio de Janeiro

Shuttle Rio

Provides shuttle service from the airport's Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Reserve ahead.
Bus Station in Zona Norte

Rodoviária Novo Rio

Rio's bus station is located northwest of Centro, in Santo Cristo. The huge complex has an extensive food court upstairs, and a tourist information desk.
Airline in Rio de Janeiro


All travel agents sell Gol tickets. The airline flies to/from Aeroporto Galeão and Aeroporto Santos Dumont.