Brazil Transportation

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Brazil Transportation

  • Bus in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro Transportation

    The International Airport of Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (IATA: GIG; Official name: Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) is located on an island (Ilha do Governador) northeast of the city, and approximately 20/25 kms from the city center. A line of bus rapid transit ( BRT ) linking terminals 1 and 2 of the airport to various areas of the city...

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  • Airports

    São Paulo Transportation

    Taxis are easy to find at Guarulhos airport as the taxi desks are located outside of each terminal, however be aware that only one taxi company is based at the airport and the lack of competition means the level of service is not always great. Also, be aware that for some reason not all international credit cards work at all establishments in...

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  • Taxis

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    As mentioned in many reviews, taxi services in Salvador range from mediocre to ripoff. There's many stories around of the tactics Salvador taxi drivers use to make a few extra bucks, from charging extra for air-conditioning and having the radio on, to getting 'lost' and charging extra to find the hapless travellers hotel. If it's any consolation,...

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  • when time is no Issue

    Manaus Transportation

    Sailing the Amazon River down for four days in a passenger boat ranks top among the best experiences in my life. You just hop in and let yourself be endlessly guided for days and nights, in a floating home, amidst people who become friends, green tropical forest, natives in canoes and - if you're lucky - happy dolphins. So leaving or getting to...

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  • Get a Taxi

    Rio de Janeiro Transportation

    Because of the reviews I read here regarding Paulo Silva - taxinorio.com.br, I called Mr. Silva on his cell (yes, he does pick up the phone), and I spoke to him in Portuguese. It was not a short conversation. I let him know specifically when I would be arriving in Rio, and where I needed him to pick me up. I also let him know that I would be...

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  • Metro

    São Paulo Transportation

    The Metro/Subway system in Sao Paulo is a modern subway, with wide trains. The signalization is rather confusing, but I've managed to get around. The fare is R3, about 1 dollar (December 2014). People in Sao Paulo are not used to queuing, waiting to et people off, taking their backpacks off in the subway and so on. The challenging part in the...

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  • Airport Bus

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    Arrived today, asked a taxi and it would be r$100! ($50!) I asked the bus too, it was r$2,80! ($1.40!). So I asked if the bus takes much longer and the answer was no because it's the same route and same traffic! Take the bus, it's right outside the front door of the airport! AND there's a spot for luggage!

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  • Getting around

    Manaus Transportation

    It cost 50 reals to take the cab from the tropical hotel to the opera house. I am sure you could take the bus but it looked pretty crowded and all the stops that it would make inbetween did not look like great areas. There was a big military presance in town.

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  • Metro system

    Rio de Janeiro Transportation

    It's safe and convenient to take metro in Rio during the day. Passenger can transit any of 2 lines for R$2.6 and several stations are close to downtown attractions and Copacabana beach. If one wish to visit Sugarloaf or Corcovado by metro, simply purchase a metro+bus ticket for R$3.4. Exit at Largo do Machado and transit the metro onibus heading...

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  • Bus station (Rodoviaria Tiete)

    São Paulo Transportation

    Rodoviaria Tiete can be a little bit daunting especially for foreigners. I suggest the best way is to buy ticket online. There are plenty of good online services like http://brazilbustravel.com, or brazilbybus.com

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  • Bus - Rodoviaria

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    The rodoviaria (bus station) is located about five kilometers from the city center. There are direct buses to Praca de Se, but if you arrive at night it might be safer to take a taxi. From the airport take a 'Commercio'-Bus, it takes almost an hour to the bus station. On the second floor of the rodoviaria you can find the counters of the different...

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  • Plane or transatlantic ships only

    Manaus Transportation

    A great and least expensive way of getting to Manaus is by booking a Lloyd Aereo Boliviano flight direct from Miami. We found we could get a first class or executive seat for less than coach on other schedule airlines, many of whom travel via Rio. The downside is its not a daily flight and it reaches Manaus in the early hours. Sadly in 2013 it...

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  • Going by bus

    Rio de Janeiro Transportation

    From Rio, buses are the only way onwards. You can catch the night bus to Ouro Preto or Sao Paulo, 8-9 hrs and 6 hrs. Buses are quite pricey in Brazil, they also get busy so book as early as you can. The bus station is quite a bit out of the city centre, so book a taxi $15 and allow 30 mins to get there.

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  • Taxi, cars - own or hired

    São Paulo Transportation

    As I'm an Uber user at home, I gave it a try here. The app immediately found me a car (never had to wait linger than 7 minutes so far while being here). And as I can enter the destination in the app, there is about zero chance my destination will get "Lost in Translation"

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  • Ferry Boat

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    If you plan to go to the island of Itaparica, i recommend to go to Mar Grande. As i see it this island is overexposed, and less than interresting! Many talk about those beautiful beaches and the fantastic waters, but i think they are quite muddy, and the water is unclear. The restaurants are expensive, and all places but Mar Grande seem desserted....

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  • By Plane

    Rio de Janeiro Transportation

    This is an older airport but has the basics covered .The money exchange is just after the baggage area. We noticed they exchanged Canadian dollars at a good rate even though our Lonely Planet book advised otherwise...could have saved on the exchange rate... There is supposed to be an ATM upstairs but we were too exhausted after our overnight...

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  • Elevator Lacerdo

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    Salvador is devided in to a new part of town by the harbour and an old part situated on a hill. To get from one side to the other you need to take an old elevator. It's possible to go by road aswell, but it takes much longer and it's not a very safe road. The elevator costs next to nothing and it's quite interesting. It was build in the 1930´s and...

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  • Plano Inclinado

    Salvador da Bahia Transportation

    Just behind the Catedral Basilica, you'll find this tram that will take you down to the lower town. I believe it was 1.50 reais and it takes about 3 minutes, so it definitely beats walking. However, it doesn't beat the Elevator Lacerdo which is even cheaper and provides better views. ***update*** oops, thanks to VTer Kittlelite who told me that...

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  • cable car to Corcovado Rio

    this is a double whammy, one on the cable car and the choices to move about once in Rio. I admit done it very few times as had car when in town or walk down the beach waterfront when here. This was circa 2010the public tranport for bus, metro etc for Rio with pdf file maps is...

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  • Sao Paulo's Very Good Subway System

    A pleasant surprise when you arrive in Sao Paulo is that it has an excellent subway/metro system. During my visit is cost about R$2.75 to hop onto a subway train. There were four lines operating around the city. I believe there were two more being built to help accommodate the 2014 World Cup. There was much controversy in the news about when they...

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  • Guarulhos airport

    nice airport with all facilities and amenities, , schedules was right, easy in and out. Only need a bit more to do in customs not enough federal police.its an international airport and connecting to other cities in Brazil and elsewhere. the parking is very convinience, and the drop off points too, there is even a big waiting room with seats before...

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  • Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International...

    Located about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of downtown Rio de Janeiro on Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is served by flights from Europe, North America, Africa, and most South American cities. Airlines serving Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport: Aerolineas...

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  • Guarulhos International Airport

    Located 16 miles (25 kilometers) from downtown Sao Paulo, Guarulhos International Airport (SAO) is one of Brazil's major international gateways. The airport handles flights from throughout South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Airlines serving Guarulhos International Airport: Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Aerosur, Air Canada,...

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  • Fly with GOL.

    GOL is a relatively new brazilian airline that was started in 2000 but it has grown very quickly and has now bought the former state own airline VARIG.It started up as a budget airline but is these days more of a regular airline with good service onboard.I have flown them a few times and have been very happy with them.They offer free wifi just like...

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  • bus to foz do iguaçu

    very easy I lived in the city for 3 months and it is fantastic. Get to see the ilha do mel from there and ride the sierra verde train to the coast as well ruta de gracia is wonderful nature at its best.http://www.ilhadomelhostels.com/www.serraverdeexpress.com.brThe rodovias bus terminal is across from covered market there and well set up. Here is...

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  • how to get around Curitiba

    The bus system of Curitiba, is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and plays a large part in making this a livable city. The buses run frequently—some as often as every 90 seconds—and reliably, and the stations are convenient, well-designed, comfortable, and attractive. Consequently, Curitiba has one of the most heavily used, yet low-cost, transit...

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  • Rio Cidade Service Tour

    When arriving at the cruise ship terminal in Rio, the access from the customs hall to the transportation services is very difficult indeed, as there are steps to manage. Trollies are not permitted up the steps. What to do? The lovely people at Rio Cidade Service Tours were on hand, not only to assist in carrying the luggage, but with handling our...

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  • Fly Brazil

    New Airlines in Brazil, prices very goods " AZUL LINHAS AEREAS "Prices : in Reais Campinas (SP) to Porto Alegre - RS$ 159Campinas(SP) to Salvador (BA) - R$ 219Porto Alegre(RS) to Salvador (BA) - R$ 349

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  • Flight Schedules Online

    The Infraero website recently got a new recourse to people about searching for flights, you can see all flights from brazilian airports online (departures and arrivals) under:http://www.infraero.gov.br/sivnet/index.php?ai=&lang=usaJust click and choose your airport!

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  • Bus

    Brazil has a very good bus network connecting almost every town in the country. It is very cheap and there are frequent buses, but remember that Brazil is a very large country. For example a bus trip from Salvador to Rio takes you about 30 hours. At the rodoviaria (bus station) you can buy tickets at the counters of the different companies. It is...

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  • AirPass

    One of the best deals globally available to travelers is the TAM AirPass.Here's the skinny:4 stops at any of the major cities in Brazil for US$400 total. (To give you an idea of what a bargain this is - One ticket from Rio to Fortaleza if you buy if in the country would cost 4x this much - and that's just one stop).The Catch:You must book this from...

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  • Brazil Air Pass

    The Brazil Air Pass offered by VARIG Airlines (member of the star alliance) and TAM is the most practical and economical way to travel within Brazil. Restrictions: Available only to foreigners and Brazilians residing abroad holding a round trip ticket to Brazil. Only one Air Pass per passenger. The air pass is valid for 21 days from the date of the...

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  • Brazilian traffic signs: Proibido...

    Especially for Europeans the Brazilian traffic signs can be confusing. For example the ban on passing (German: Ueberholverbot; Portuges: Proibido Ultrapassar) is different; and there is no sign for the end of the "no passing area".Check the DNIT (Ministerio dos Transportes) website below for details!

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  • Finding your way in Brazil

    When renting a car in Brazil (quite expensive but highly recommended - especially in the Northeast!), be sure to have a detailled map of the area (the rental company will NOT provide you with such!).Brazilian direction signs are rare, distance informations are almost not existing. City limits are just indicated as "city limit" (40 km/h) not saying...

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  • Find a bus between 2 cities

    Bus transportation in Brasil is cheap and go everywhere, except some Amazonia regions.This site helps you to know which bus companies go to which places in Brasil and some countries like Argentina,etc. It's in portuguese but it's quite easy to use.You have to choose the names of origin and destin cities.If there are direct buses between the 2...

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  • Find what bus company stop in a city

    you have to choose the name of the city to get a screen with the bus companies which stops in that city.preco da passagem = ticket pricefrequencias e horarios = frequences and schedules

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  • Find a bus -line between two...

    This web-page helps you (better as the other one mentioned above, 'cause it includes all cities in Brazil ) to know which bus companies go to which places in Brasil and some countries like Argentina,etc. It's in portuguese but it's quite easy to use.You have to choose the names of origin and destiny cities.First select the state of the city you...

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  • Cheapest way to get around Brazil is by...

    To travel by bus in Brazil is the most cheapest way to get from one place to another and know well the country , but be aware of the big distances; so the best is to plan some interesting stops in different places on your way. If you go to a farer destination, go at night, then you can sleep during the night and when you arrive, you are fit to get...

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  • how to get from sao paulo to ubatuba

    i don't know about a shuttle, but buses run to and from and take about 5 hrs. the drive is beautiful!just go to the main terminal in sao paulo to buy a ticket either the day before or the day of.(rodoviaria tiete)

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  • Rio de Janeiro - Rodoviaria

    The main bus terminal in Rio (named Novo Rio) is quite far from the "heart" of the city - that is Copacabana and Ipanema beaches - where everybody wants to be.Other than expensive cab rides, two bus lines connect to and from the bus terminal. Two of these are operated by Real company - maybe there are more - and are line numbers 126 and 127. Both...

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  • Foz do Iguaçu to Florianopolis

    Pluma bus company has comfortable coaches connecting Foz and Florianopolis. The reclining seats make the journey a bit easier than a standard airplane seat which is much desirable as the journey takes about 16 hours. The roads are rough enough to rock your sleep. Long way through the night with only a few stops, a couple of which are by eateries...

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  • getting to buzios from gig

    there are buses that go directly to buzios. you just need to go to the ticket counters inside the airport, and read the sign that says buzios or cabo frio. they will sell you the ticket there and the ride is about 1.5 hrs. i don't know anything about trancoso, sorry.

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  • How to get in Jericoacoara beach, Brazil

    Jericoacoara = "The snake hole and the alligator bed". Pronouce [dgé-ree-koa-koa-rah]You can take a flight to Fortaleza, Ceará state in Brazil and after you arrived there you should rent a car (4 wheels drive) to drive to a tiny small city called Jijoca. Asphalt paved road.From Jijoca you'll need the 4 wheels drive car to get in Jericoacoara beach...

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  • Traveling by bus in Brasil

    Buses in Brasil are a cheap way of getting around and know well the country , but be aware of the big distances; so the best is to plan some interesting stops on your way.In the web sites below you'll find information about bus companies inside Brasil and from Brasil ( Rio,Sao Paulo and some other cities) to Argentina, Chile, Uruguai or Paraguai;...

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  • getting from rio to lima

    yeah i would do a flight as well. the bus fare is going to be outrageous for that distance, not to mention the number of hours spent in the bus. TAM, GOL, and Azul are some major carriers (i think GOL and VARIG have merged). i have always found decent prices on expedia. i have seen people post that the bus ride from rio to sao paulo is 5-6 hrs but...

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