Quick Metro Info
Rules to know
1.The first subway car is pink because its use is exclusively for women and children during peak hours.
2.Bikes are permitted on the metro during the week after 21:00 and on weekends. You must take the last car.
3.Surfboards are permitted on weekends and holidays, only if they are covered and measure less than 2 meters.
4.Metro closes at 23:00 on Sunday and 00:00 the rest of the nights.
5.The trains run every 5-10 minutes. So don't worry about rushing.
Landmarks Accessible by Metro
Places to go
1.(Christ the Redeemer) Is one of the 7 wonders of the world, and a main landmark of Rio. Directions: From the Largo do Machado Station, you can take the bus that makes the trip to Cosme Velho, and arrives in front of the São Judas Tadeu church. From this stop you can take the Corcovado train to reach Christ the Redeemer.
2.(Sugar Loaf Mountain) Another almost mandatory ride in Rio is up to Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Travia, a large cable car that offers an amazing view of the city. Directions: From the Botafogo Station, you can take bus 513 – Botafogo Urca, which goes to the Pão de Açúcar.
3.(Sambadrome) Especially during Carnival, Sambadrome is a site of celebration and magic in Rio de Janeiro. Directions: From the Praça Onze Station, walk towards Avenida Marques de Sapucai.
4.(Ipanema Beach) One of the most popular beaches of Rio de Janeiro, inspiration for the famous song "Girl from Ipanema" by Tom Jobim. From the General Osório Station, walk towards Vieira Souto Avenue.
5.(Copacabana Beach) Another very nice and well-known beach in Rio de Janeiro, that attracts tourists and cariocas. Directions: The beach is near the metro stations Cardeal Arcoverde, Siqueira Campos and Cantagalo. From any one of these it is possible to arrive to Copacabana.