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From General Osório Station to Deodoro what's the best route via Barra metro/BRT or via metro through central?

This is my 5th olympics and by far the most challenging in regards to transport.

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From General Osório Station to Deodoro what's the best route via Barra metro/BRT or via metro through central?

This is my 5th olympics and by far the most challenging in regards to transport.

We are also neighbours - the route via "Central" is easier and shorter:

Metro to Central

Train (Santa Cruz branch) to Magalhaes Batos

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We are also neighbours - the route via "Central" is easier and shorter:

Metro to Central

Train (Santa Cruz branch) to Magalhaes Batos

i did see you are staying in the same area. Are you in a hotel or appartemnt? I am staying in an Air BnB on Rua Joaquim Nabuco, Copacabana, about 10 min walk to General Osorio.

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Many of us are staying close to General Osorio, as I can see.

To the cariocas in the forum: is it a walkable distance from posto 6 to the Beach Volley Arena? Or better take the Metro?

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Think everyone here is close to General Osorio Metro, R. Jangadeiros/ R. Visc. de Piraja for me.

We should establish a meeting point for evenings, Irish pub ?

close to the Metro station

This one?

http://shenanigans.com.br/en/

I'm always open for a pint of Guiness

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Rio Metro line 4 may not be ready for the Olympics-Rio Times

Rio de Janeiro officials, rushing to get everything ready for the 2016 Olympics in August received bad news yesterday from the federal government. The loan to finish the construction of Metro Line 4, which will take visitors to see the Games in Barr da Tijuca, will not be authorized if the state does not pay its creditors first.
“Credit operations must follow the parameters of the National Treasury. Among them is that the state is compliant. Without it, we will not endorse any new loans,” Treasury Secretary Ana Paula Vescovi told reporters. “We are not introducing any rules. They are already there.”
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If Line 4 is not ready, it will be a pain in the you know what for everyone. I suspect that this may be more political talk to try and get the federal government to come up with more money. It is not just Rio that will get a bad name if Line 4 is not finished but also Brazil.

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Been floating the idea of going down with my father for the Woman's Soccer Gold Medal match. Its cheaper for us to fly into San Paulo than Rio. Is there a good way to get between the two cities?

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Been floating the idea of going down with my father for the Woman's Soccer Gold Medal match. Its cheaper for us to fly into San Paulo than Rio. Is there a good way to get between the two cities?

Flying between the two cities is usually not expensive and super fast. But if you want a cheaper option, you can catch a bus. A more expensive option is Uber.

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Been floating the idea of going down with my father for the Woman's Soccer Gold Medal match. Its cheaper for us to fly into San Paulo than Rio. Is there a good way to get between the two cities?

I was looking at doing something similar... and it really only made sense to fly. While the connection will still be a pain, one nice thing is that the "local" airport in Rio is a lot closer than the main international airport.

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Flying from Rio to Sao Paulo can cost as low as $95 right now round trip according to kayak. They're nonstop flights and each way it's about an hour. I think that's a pretty sweet option compared to taking a bus, which may cost less but you're gonna spend a hell of a lot more time traveling. Skimmed through a site and looks like it'll cost you about $30 each way to travel by bus and it will take you an estimated 6hrs.

Funny thing while trying to find a bus station I ran into a proposed high-speed railway that was supposed to be built between Rio and Sao Paulo in time for the World Cup. Don't think that happened and don't think it's even up for the Olympics either.

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TransOlímpica Express Way cuts travel time between Barra and Deodoro by 60%

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A group of journalists participated on Monday (04/07) in a demo trip of TransOlímpica, the new express way in the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) network, which serves 11 districts in the West side of Rio de Janeiro. Once it becomes operational, this route will cut travel time between Recreio dos Bandeirantes and Deodoro from two hours to about 30 minutes.The TransOlímpica is 26 kilometres long and provides two lanes for cars and a dedicated bus corridor, which should benefit 70 thousand public transportation passengers per day, in addition to capacity for 55 thousand vehicles.

For the demo trip to media representatives, we left from the Recreio terminal. Strategic stations can be found along the way, such as the station near the Olympic and Paralympic Village and the station near Riocentro, an important competition venue in Barra da Tijuca. A non-stop trip to the Olympic Training Centre, across from the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, takes 11 minutes. We got off the bus and walked around the terminal along with Mayor Eduardo Paes. Continuing the journey, we got into the stretch under a TransOlímpica concession and went straight to Deodoro. The non-stop journey between the Olympic Training Centre terminal and the Magalhães Bastos station, right in front of the Deodoro Sports Complex, took 19 minutes. From the station, you can take a dedicated line called "Circular Olímpica" to get more quickly to the Radical Park, which will be hosting cycling competitions (BMX and mountain biking) and slalom canoeing during the Rio 2016 Games.

We then went on to the Vila Militar station, also an option for spectators wishing to follow the competitions in Deodoro. Both stations - Magalhães Bastos and Vila Militar - are integrated into the SuperVia, thus allowing spectators to change to the railway system. On our way back to Recreio, the trip took just as long as the way there through the dedicated non-stop BRT corridor.

Use during the Olympics Games

TransOlímpica will be officially inaugurated next Saturday (09/07), but it will be used first by Olympic spectators: from 5 to 21 August, BRT will be available to spectators with an Olympic RioCard. The two lanes for cars will be used by authorised vehicles for the Games, in the so-called "Olympic family". From 22 August, the express way will be available to everyone, with a toll charge on the section under concession for the standard lanes. Users of the public transportation system will pay only the BRT fare.

In the section under concession, the Salvador Allende and Ambassador Abelardo Bueno avenues were widened in Recreio/Barra da Tijuca. The new route will have 41 new crossings between viaducts, bridges and overpasses, and will have 17 stations and five terminals. Six stations and two terminals will be used during the Olympic Games. Near the Olympic Park will be the Olof Palme, Morro do Outeiro and Riocentro stations, in addition to the Olympic Centre and Recreio terminals. In the area surrounding the Deodoro Sports Complex will be the Marechal Fontenelle, São José de Magalhães Bastos and Vila Militar stations.

"We know that 75% passenger flows will be from the Olympic and Paralympic Village either to the Olympic Park in Barra or to the Deodoro Park. And we'll have a very fast connection in order to avoid an excessive number of Olympic lanes that is always a problem during the Olympics. Athletes, members of the Olympic family and spectators will be able to travel around very quickly," said Mayor Eduardo Paes.

TransOlímpica is part of the Public Policy Plan for the Rio 2016 Games, and received funds worth R$2.2 billion from the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. This is the third dedicated corridor for fast-track buses, and the second to cut across the city, adding to the Transoeste and Transcarioca BRT services, which have been in operation since 2012 and 2014, respectively. Together, the three corridors will account for more than half a million passengers per day.

Special services

Four special BRT services have been established for the Olympic period. The first is "Vila Militar - Recreio dos Bandeirantes", which will take spectators from Deodoro to competition venues in Barra/Recreio – the same route as the one for the demo trip in this second TransOlímpica route. The other special service – "Olympic Training Centre - Jardim Oceânico" – will connect the Olympic Park with the Jardim Oceânico station in the new Metro Line 4. Service "Olympic Centre - Vicente de Carvalho" will also provide a connection between the Olympic Park and the Metro, with the Vicente de Carvalho station in Line 2. Finally, the "Golfe Olímpico - Jardim Oceânico" service will run between the terminal station for Line 4 (Jardim Oceânico) and the golf course.

During the Games, the remaining BRT corridors will also have dedicated services for Olympic spectators with independent modules. The Transcarioca BRT service will have two stations (Madureira-Manaceia and Vicente de Caravalho) and the Transoeste service will have four stations (Golfe Olímpico, Barra Shopping, Bosque Marapendi, and Jardim Oceânico).

Carol Delmazo - brasil2016.gov.br

http://www.brasil2016.gov.br/en/news/transolimpica-express-way-cuts-travel-time-between-barra-and-deodoro-by-60

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Travel pass for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games now on sale

18/07/2016 17H30

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A special version of the Rio de Janeiro public transport pass, known as the Rio 2016 Games RioCard, is now available from sales points including the city’s two airports, main bus terminal, metro stations and BRT (bus rapid transit) stops. The passes can also be bought from Pier Mauá and seven RioCard stores in Rio de Janeiro and the wider metropolitan region. RioCards are dispensed from dedicated machines that accept debit cards as well as cash.

The RioCard grants unlimited access to the city-wide public transport network during the Games period, including municipal bus, metro, BRT and SuperVia (train) services, with the exception of the city’s executive buses (known as frescões). Cards are available for one day (R$25 – US$7.67), three days (R$70 – US$21.47) or seven days (R$160 – US$49), and may be used from the moment of activation until 23:59 of the last calendar day for which they are valid, with a further two hours’ grace period allowed for late finishing times.

Use of RioCards is restricted to one user, and cannot be transferred. A minimum of 30 minutes must elapse between journeys before reuse. They may be used from 1 August to 18 September, after which time they will serve as a pre-paid pass.

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https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/travel-pass-rio-2016-olympic-paralympic-games-on-sale

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All roads lead to Rio: how to get to the Olympic venues from the airports and bus station

By Rio 2016 21/07/2016 09H59

Coming to Rio 2016? Save this page for a handy guide for travelling to the main venues, hotel districts and city centre when you arrive in town

All roads lead to Rio: how to get to the Olympic venues from the airports and bus station

Whether visitors are travelling by bus, metro, taxi or even tram, Rio is ready to welcome guests from around the world (Photo:Seconserva/Daniel Coelho)

With just two weeks to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ticket holders will soon be planning their journey from the airports and bus station to their hotels and the Games venues.

Rio2016.com has prepared a quick guide to getting around town safely and efficiently. There have been major investments in transport infrastructure in the run-up to the Games and travelling between the venues and the airports can be straightforward by public transport.

Foreign visitors will probably arrive in Rio at one of the city's two airports. The domestic airport Santos Dumont, built partly on reclaimed land in Guanabara Bay, is within walking distance of the city centre. The airport will be open 24 hours a day from 3 to 23 August.

The larger international airport Galeão (also known as Tom Jobim) is the main gateway into the city. It is located in northern Rio and never closes.

The city's busy interstate bus station, Novo Rio, is located just to the north of the city centre.

A convenient new tram service, the VLT, connects Santos Dumont domestic airport and the bus station, running through the city centre and stopping at metro stations along the route. During the Games the tram service will run from 6am to midnight.

 

On arrival

For people arriving at either the domestic airport or the bus station, one of the simplest ways of getting straight to the venues is to jump on a VLT tram, get off at the Cinelândia or Carioca metro stops and then use the metro to get to the four Olympic zones of Copacabana, Maracanã, Deodoro (with a train transfer) and Barra da Tijuca (with a bus transfer). The same combination of VLT and metro will take you to most of the major hotel districts, including Ipanema.

For visitors arriving at the international airport Galeão, the best public transport option is the Transcarioca BRT bus line. This forms part of a network of exclusive Bus Rapid Transit corridors in Rio that cross the city. The Transcarioca BRT line runs from Galeão airport to Barra da Tijuca, home to the largest cluster of Games venues. The line connects with metro stations and train stations, so it is aslo an option for getting to the other Olympic areas, the city centre and the beachside hotel districts.

To use public transport services in Rio during the Games, visitors are advised to buy the Olympic RioCard. The card is accepted for use on the BRT, metro and VLT networks and on ordinary city buses and is available in one-day, three-day and seven-day versions. The card can be bought on arrival at the airports and the bus station.

From 5 August to 18 September, only people with a RioCard and ticket to the Games will be able to travel on the new metro Line 4. Due to open on 1 August, this line will connect the popular tourist neighbourhood of Ipanema in southern Rio to Barra da Tijuca. From Jardim Oceânico station in Barra, a BRT service will run to the Olympic venues.

Only people with a RioCard will be able to use the new TransOlímpica BRT service between the two Olympic areas of Barra and Deodoro.

 

Buses and taxis

As well as plentiful public transport options, comfortable executive buses in Rio connect the two airports and the bus station to various locations in the city, including the beachside tourist districts of Copacabana and Ipanema. The fare for these buses is under 20 reais.

There are two types of taxi in Rio: as well as the ordinary yellow taxis there are more expensive black taxis which accept credit card payments and come with WiFi service and drivers who speak foreign languages.

In ordinary taxis, from 6am to 9pm Monday to Satuday, the taximeter starts at 5.40 reais and goes up by 2.30 reais per kilometre. From 9pm to 6am, and all day Sunday, the fare is 2.76 reais per kilometre. A red '2' figure on the left of the taximeter will light up when the more expensive rate is being charged. In executive taxis, the fare starts at 7 reais and goes up by 4 reais per kilometre. Taxi drivers may charge 2.30 reais for each piece of luggage larger than 30x60 centimetres.

At Santos Dumont domestic airport, the line for conventional taxis begins at arrivals point D. Executive taxis can be taken right outside the main lobby.

At Galeão international airport, both types of taxi depart from arrival terminals 1 and 2.

On arrival at the airports and bus stations you will be confronted by many taxi drivers offering a fixed price to your destination. This can be a good deal, as long as the price matches the official rates set by local authorities; drivers will often try to charge more.

Click on the links for the official fixed fares for conventional taxis at Galeão, Santos Dumont and the Novo Rio bus station. From Galeão to Copacabana, expect to pay about 70 reais in an ordinary taxi on the standard rate. From Santos Dumont, the fare will be about 30 reais. From the bus station, about 40 reais.

 

Accessible options

There is a special taxi service for people with an impairment or reduced mobility. The STAE service may be contacted at (21) 99809-1192, (21) 99786-5591 and (21) 2585-5577 or at http://www.especialcoop.com.br.  Prices are the same as those for executive taxis. The STAE service runs to the two airports and the bus station.

 

Journey planner

Here are some suggested public transport routes from the airports and the bus station to Olympic areas.

 

FROM SANTOS DUMONT AIRPORT
 

to Barra Olympic Park
Get on the VLT tram at the airport station
Get off at Cinelândia station
Get on the metro, direction General Osório
Get off at General Osório station
Get on the metro, direction Jardim Oceânico*
Get off at Jardim Oceânico station
Get on the BRT Transoeste, direction Parque Olímpico*
Get off at Parque Olímpico station.
*from 1 August. Only for ticket holders with an Olympic RioCard.

to Deodoro
Get on the VLT tram at the airport station
Get off at Cinelândia station
Get on the metro, direction Pavuna or Uruguai
Get off at Central station
Get on a train on the Santa Cruz line
Get off at Vila Militar station

to the Centre (Largo da Carioca)
Get on the VLT tram at the airport station
Get off at Carioca station.

to Copacabana (Siqueira Campos metro station)
Get on the VLT tram at the airport station
Get off at Cinelândia station
Get on the metro, direction General Osório
Get off at Siqueira Campos station.

 

FROM GALEÃO (TOM JOBIM) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

to Barra Olympic Park
Get on BRT Transcarioca, direction Alvorada
Get off at Vicente de Carvalho station
Get on BRT Transcarioca, direction Parque Olímpico*
Get off at Parque Olímpico station.
* Only for ticket holders with an Olympic RioCard.

to Deodoro
Get on BRT Transcarioca, direction Alvorada
Get off at Madureira/Manaceia station
Get on train on Santa Cruz line
Get off at Vila Militar train station.

to the Centre (Largo da Carioca)
Get on BRT Transcarioca, direction Alvorada
Get off at Vicente de Carvalho station
Get on metro, direction Botafogo
Get off at Carioca station.

to Copacabana (Siqueira Campos metro station)
Get on BRT Transcarioca, direction Alvorada
Get off at Vicente de Carvalho station
Get on metro, direction Botafogo
Get off at Botafogo station
Get on metro, direction General Osório
Get off at Siqueira Campos station.

 

FROM NOVO RIO BUS STATION

to Barra Olympic Park
Get on VLT tram at Rodoviária station
Get off at Cinelândia station
Get on metro, direction General Osório
Get off at General Osório station
Get on metro, direction Jardim Oceânico*
Get off at Jardim Oceânico station
Get on BRT Transoeste, direction Parque Olímpico
Get off at Parque Olímpico station.
*from 1 August. Only for ticket holders with an Olympic RioCard.

to Deodoro
Get on VLT tram at Rodoviária station
Get off at Carioca station
Get on metro, direction Pavuna or Uruguai
Get off at Central station
Get on train on Santa Cruz line
Get off at Vila Militar station.

to the Centre (Largo da Carioca)
Get on VLT tram at Rodoviária station Rodoviária
Get off at Carioca station.

to Copacabana (Siqueira Campos metro station)
Get on VLT tram at Rodoviária station
Get off at Cinelândia station
Get on metro at General Osório station
Get off at Siqueira Campos station.

 

Executive bus lines

These lines run to and from the airports of Santos Dumont and Galeão (Tom Jobim). First and last times of service are given.

2018 - Alvorada (Barra) -Tom Jobim (along the beachfront): R$16, 05:40/22:30
2101 - Santos Dumont-Tom Jobim*: R$14, 05:40/18:00
2145 - Santos Dumont-Tom Jobim*: R$14, 05:30/21:30
2918 - Alvorada (Barra)-Tom Jobim: R$16, 05:30/23:00
*Also stops at the bus station.

 

https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/all-roads-lead-to-rio-how-to-get-to-the-venues-from-the-airports-and-bus-station

 

 

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New metro map:

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(metrorio.com.br)

 

The app is also updated with Linha 4 info

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25 minutes ago, Martijn said:

New metro map:

mapa-olimpiadas.jpg

 

(metrorio.com.br)

 

The app is also updated with Linha 4 info

This is too small to read, where did you get it. Is there a bigger version?

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