Bonde Station

Tram in Centro & Praça Mauá

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 Largo dos Guimarães in the heart of Santa Teresa.

Although locals gasped when the R$20 ticket price was announced, the Bonde remains the nicest way to get up to the unmissable neighborhood of Santa Teresa.