Transportation in Brazil
Transport in Brazil is very well developed in the southern and southwestern regions of the country.
The main modes of transport in Brazil:
- Public transport: this includes buses, metro (Recife, Rio de Janeiro), trolleybuses.
You should know that you need to get off the bus through the front door and enter through the back.
As for intercity buses, it is quite comfortable to ride them, but it should be borne in mind that the schedule and prices are subject to frequent changes, as a result of which there are often delays in flights, sometimes even for a whole night..
- Air traffic: you can get to all major Brazilian cities using the services of aircraft (domestic air traffic is carried out by Lan, Azul, Gol).
Since the flight to Brazil from other countries is quite expensive, while on holiday in the country it is worth visiting several of its regions in 1 trip. For example, a popular route is: Rio - Sao Paulo - Manaus - Fortaleza - Recife - Salvador - Rio.
In this case, it is worth purchasing the Air Pass, which is presented in 3 versions - for the south and the center; throughout the country; northeast Brazil. Any of them is valid for 21 days from the date of purchase.
- Rail transport: despite the fact that railways connect all major cities in the country, flights are irregular.
But almost every day, trains bring tourists from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo and back..
If you want to admire the beautiful scenery, you should take a train trip, for example, from São Paulo to Santos.
When buying train tickets, it is worth considering that children 3-9 years old are entitled to 50% discounts, and free travel is provided for children under 3 years old..
- Water transport: since ferries run between all ports, everyone can move on ships owned by private companies (they move along the rivers of the whole country).
And if you wish, a trip to the beautiful islands of Santa Catarina and Ilha Grande can be organized for you.
Since all taxis are equipped with meters, tourists are advised to insist on turning them on. Pay attention to the counter: 1 - will indicate that you will pay according to the regular tariff, and 2 - according to the night or the tariff in force on holidays.
Since it is possible not to wait for change, it is advisable to have small bills with you..
If you wish, you can rent a car in any major Brazilian city. But to conclude a contract, you will need a lot of documents, in particular an IDP, and the lease itself is quite expensive.
But before taking up the lease issues, you should keep in mind that outside the city you will not see signs, in the north of the country there are not very good roads, traffic in cities is slowed down by traffic jams, fines are provided for parking in the wrong place, and drivers are often attacked for the purpose robberies.
As a traveler, you will be able to get around Brazil by different types of transport.