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Santa Teresa Tram

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Rua Lelio Gama 2, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-080, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to ride on this tram for free I'm not sure why, maybe because I was a tourist but it's well worth the ride if you're headed in the direction of Carioca metro station which is just around the corner if you take a...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

As i said it is a short run, but you must do it. The tram start from RIO downtown and climb up the step road of the Santa Teresa neighbours. It is an Iconic tour of an Iconic zone of RIO it is a must,...More

1  Thank PhStrad
Reviewed August 17, 2018

On my last few visits to Rio the Tram has been closed now open and it is all that the guide books tell you. Up over The Lappa viaduct and up the hill to Santa Teresa. The when in Santa Teresa go to one of...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Better to pay a cab or private ride service than to pay R$20 for less than a 30-minute ride, as you at least have the chance to hear something about the area, as there's no touristic guides on the ride. If the aim os to...More

1  Thank Luccas C
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice tram route, it was a hot day, it was good to hop in and out around santa Teresa area. I bought a R20 ticket. Get to relax a little like a local.santa Teresa is much safer area. It's better not during carnival time.

Thank A. L
Reviewed January 28, 2018

If you want to feel like a local, take the tram and a view of the city and surroundings. It is the local transport.

Thank Tammy U
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t have any of the bad experiences of recent reviews. The ticket office was clearly marked and had the price displayed. The guy accepted my 20 note without a problem. The queue at both the bottom and top was managed and orderly and there...More

1  Thank GCarnaffan
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

A part of this historic tram line has reopened recently following a major accident due to poor maintenance. Unfortunately it is only a short section of about 2km & operates to Santa Teresa which despite the brochures is hardly an exciting destination just a couple...More

2  Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed November 16, 2017

The information at the station and on the trams is confusing but the route only goes to Largo do Guimarães. It's an enjoyable if rather unremarkable 10-15 minute ride and although pleasant enough, there wasn't much to see at Santa Teresa on the day we...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We took this tram from Lago dos Guimares on a wet Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t very busy and the driver waited for us ( we were rushing up the street to it) It was a nice ride as we saw the neighbour hood on the...More

1  Thank Sharon G
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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Sharon G
October 10, 2017|
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it runs about every 20 minutes. The station is quite near Largo do Carioca and is a bit hard to find---you may have to ask. The final stop is Largo da Guimaraes and although there are stops along the route, it's... More
June 5, 2015|
Response from Carambolas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, RFender! The Santa Teresa tram is working for testing. It's free (must get there early) during the testing period, and it works on Monday-Saturdays from 11am up to 4pm. Departures from downtown (near Carioca subway... More