Report Rio 2016: Transport and Mobility in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Games Posted June 27, 2016 HELP - I have a question for our Brazilian members... I checked the travel times from my accommodation to e.g. Maracanã One result is to use the two Metro lines or one Metro line - both routes take 60 minutes... Another result is to take busses - with 40 minutes Would you recommend foreigners, who don't speak Portuguese to take the metro during the Games or can "we" use city buses also? What are the predictions that the street traffic breaks down and that the travel times during the Games would be much longer? You'll be better off on a metro service than a bus. A lot of announcements on the train are in English. Buses, other than BRT and subway buses, are a bit of a lottery.