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Clean, efficient, inexpensive...but not comprehensive

Metro Rio cannot take you all the places you need / want to see in Rio, but where it does take you... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fast, efficient and clean although reasonably crowded.

The metro was established in 1979 with 5 stations on one line. Substantial expansion since then... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Good connectivity and frequency, easy to understand on map. However the process of ticketing and pre paid cards and the machines is a bit complicated. Several restrictions makes it inconvenient to buy tickets and travel without making a lot of enquiries. Online information is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alifiyah K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Metro Rio cannot take you all the places you need / want to see in Rio, but where it does take you, does do efficiently in clean trains. Unfortunately, the MetroRio network is not very extensive - you cannot, for example, get to Corcovado (Christ...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DincerP
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The metro was established in 1979 with 5 stations on one line. Substantial expansion since then particularly in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 now sees the metro with 3 lines covering 58 kilometres with...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank westy54
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Metro was a handy way for us to get from Ipanema downtown, to Christ Statue. It was clean and safe. Plenty of passengers, but not mobbed. Easy to but a card for multiple trips. And they have a women only car during rush hour....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The subway is clean, convenient and a safe way to travel.The prepaid cards save you time and are easy to use.English signs go along the Portuguese and is also used in the announcements about the approaching station.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tariq Q
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Among the most expensive fares in Brazil R$ 4,30 each trip. Sunday and holydays the more intervals between trains, almost 15 min wanting at platforms. Signs and audio in english.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Rio's subway is modern and clean, if you dont mind standing up (anytime of the day) than it is not a bad option for moving about the city. If you do not enjoy standing, which is my case, than it is a terrible option. No...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Mauricio F
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great way to move around the city, the prepaid cards are easy to use and the metro is quite simple and user friendly. My only complain would be the connection between lines 1&2 and 4 in General Osorio, during rush hour it can get quite...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank evyboo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We travelled from near the cruise terminal in Rio to Copacabana Beach and back on the Rio Metro in January 2017. We were a little concerned about using the Metro but we found the staff very helpful, as were passengers who helped us catch the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank AlCatraz
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Super cheap way of getting around. It does make a lot of stops but gets you where you need to go. Think it helps if you speak Spanish since it was a tad confusing which train to take but the people there were super friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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