How to Reach Rio De Janeiro - 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: 17.28 km Average time: 52.27 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 40.21%
    Bus 42.64 min Waiting 7.13 min Walking 6.77 min Train 2.05 min Other 1.85 min Overall average time for 16.77 kms 60.44 min
  • Train/Metro 16.49%
    Train 26.06 min Walking 7.81 min Waiting 3.31 min Bus 0.31 min Other 0.13 min Overall average time for 11.52 kms 37.63 min
  • Car 34.02%
    Driving 52.88 min Walking 1.24 min Overall average time for 23.15 kms 54.12 min
  • Walking 6.19%
    Walking 18.33 min Train 5 min Waiting 1.67 min Bus 1.67 min Driving 1.33 min Overall average time for 3.63 kms 28 min

How to Reach Rio De Janeiro from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Niterói to Rio De Janeiro 9.76 km 9 mins
Duque de caxias to Rio De Janeiro 15.52 km 15 mins
Angra dos reis to Rio De Janeiro 124.4 km 2 hours 4 mins
Muriaé to Rio De Janeiro 172.25 km 2 hours 52 mins
Belo horizonte to Rio De Janeiro 254.12 km 4 hours 14 mins
Belo horizonte to Rio De Janeiro 254.76 km 4 hours 14 mins
Caçapava to Rio De Janeiro 279.05 km 4 hours 39 mins
São josé dos campos to Rio De Janeiro 301.09 km 5 hours 1 mins
Guarujá to Rio De Janeiro 350.13 km 5 hours 50 mins
Guarulhos to Rio De Janeiro 372.86 km 6 hours 12 mins
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