How to Reach Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The Easiest Way to Reach Rio De Janeiro


  • By Air: Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport serves the city for both international flights. If you are coming from within Brazil you might get flights from all major cities to Santos Dumas Airport. Airport Transfers have standard pre-decided rats and are a good option. If you take a taxi from the Rio de Janeiro airport be sure to negotiate the price in advance.
  • By bus: Premium buses like 2018 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Alvorada (Via Orla da Zona Sul), 2918 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Alvorada (Via Linha Amarela), 2145 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Aeroporto Santos Dumont (Via Seletiva da Av. Brasil/Av. Pres. Vargas) and  2101 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Aeroporto Santos Dumont (Via Linha Vermelha e Perimetral) operate from many cities and can get you to your destination.


  • By Bus: Busses are the most important means of transportation for exploring all tourist places in Rio de Janeiro. Public transportation in Rio de Janeiro is frequent and cheap.
  • Other Public transport: Other forms of public transport like metros are slowly gaining momentum. You may not find them everywhere but they are worth considering.
  • Drive: Driving around is not the best option. Remember that the city is quite crowded and there is constant traffic jams so parking and driving tend to be a bit of a pain.
  • Cycling: Cycling is a decent option as you can hire a bike and there are plenty of cycle tracks around the city. The destination can be explored on bike fairly easily and makes a way to sightsee the city to its fullest.

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Modes of Transportation in Rio De Janeiro

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Rio De Janeiro. The most preferred mode of transport in Rio De Janeiro is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 16.65 km Average time: 52.92 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 40.26%
    Bus 43.65 min Waiting 6.9 min Walking 6.13 min Other 2.32 min Train 2.26 min Overall average time for 16.39 kms 61.26 min
  • Train/Metro 14.29%
    Train 24.55 min Walking 9.09 min Waiting 3.91 min Bus 0.45 min Other 0.18 min Overall average time for 10.77 kms 38.18 min
  • Car 33.77%
    Driving 53.27 min Walking 1.58 min Overall average time for 21.72 kms 54.85 min
  • Walking 7.79%
    Walking 17.5 min Train 6.33 min Waiting 1.67 min Bus 1.67 min Driving 1.33 min Overall average time for 6.8 kms 28.5 min
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