Subway in Rio de Janeiro. O Metrô do Rio é fácil de usar.

So you are coming to Rio de Janeiro and want to move around easily and paying a cheap price. The best way to do it is using the subway in Rio de Janeiro.

Subway in Rio de Janeiro

Subway Map in Rio de Janeiro

The subway in Rio de Janeiro is perfect to take you to all zones in Rio. From Barra da Tijuca in the West Zone to Pavuna in the North Zone of the city. You just need to know which lines you are going to need. If you are going to places such as Ipanema and Copacabana, you can use Linha 1 (orange), and in case you are going to São Cristóvão or Maracanã then you need to use Linha 2 (green). Linha 4 (yellow) was recently finished for the Olympics and it’s a great option if you want to visit Barra da Tijuca.

Subway Map in Rio de Janeiro

Places to go by subway

The subway can take you to lots of interesting places, from beaches to Central do Brasil where the famous movie of the same name was filmed and where you can take the train to different parts of Rio. Let’s see the places we can go.

Subway Stations

  • Jardim Oceânico
  • General Osório
  • Siqueira Campos
  • Botafogo
  • Largo de Machado
  • Catete
  • Cinelândia
  • Uruguaiana
  • Uruguaiana
  • Uruguaiana
  • Central
  • Maracanã

But how do we use the subway in Rio? That’s quite simple!

Rio Subway Fare

To go through the turnstile is using a Metro card that can be Unitário (single journey) or Prepaid. You can easily  buy a Metro card at the bilheteria (ticket box) or at the ticket machines.

Bear in mind that the Unitário card costs 4,30 reais but the minimum charge for the Prepaid card is 5 reais. Passengers above 60 years old can use the subway and other public means of transportation without paying a fare.

Subway in rio de janeiro. Subway cards: O cartão pré-pago e o cartão unitário.

Another good option would be to buy a Bilhete Único. It’s a card that can be used in different means of transportation within the city. It costs 3 reais and you can charge it at will. When you return the card, once it’s empty, you can get 3 reais back.

Subway schedules

You can use the subway almost any time, just be careful if you are going to party at Lapa and have to come back late at night. Here is the schedule of the subway in Rio.

Monday through Saturday Sundays and Holidays
Linha 1 5 a.m to Midnight 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Linha 2 5 a.m to Midnight 7 a.m. to 11 p.m
Linha 4 5 a.m to Midnight 7 a.m. to 11 p.m

Did you know that our school is really close to a subway station? You just need to take the subway to Siqueira Campos and walk towards the beach a couple minutes. It’s very easy to find.

We invite you to come by subway and meet us. We’ll be waiting for you!
Bye bye!

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