De Janeiro Brazil Transport - The public
transportation in Rio de Janeiro is by bus and is
by far the most popular form of transportation in
the city. It is cheap and effective. The fare is less
than $2.00. There are bus lines that connect the whole
city and which makes it a very desirable means of
travelling from place to place.
Rio has a Subway System to get from
one point to another. It is $1.50 one way and it stops
running at 11:00 pm. It is safe and reliable, but
it is smaller than other subways.
Walking is one way to get around because most of
the Attractions are on the South
Side of town. You can pretty much get to the beaches,
attractions and restaurants on foot and is how most
prefer to sightsee. You can see a lot of sights while
you are walking than you can being driven around.
The choice is up to you.
There are also Yellow Taxis that
are another means of transportation around the city.
If you need one they are easy to catch and they run
by the meter. The fare is $2.70 and goes up from there.
Renting a Car is not advisable since
driving through the city is very difficult. There
are however three rental cars at the airport. They
are Hertz, Avis and Lacaliza. The most practical use
for renting a car while you are in Rio would be to
get back and for the to the airport not to go sight
seeing. Tourists usually end up getting terribly lost,
so if you cannot hire a driver then the bus is the
best way to travel. But if you do need to rent a car
it is advisable that you have a parking lot in your
hotel to avoid getting parking tickets.