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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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tammy U
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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 was a tram every 15-20 mins.

Santa Teresa is a very artistic area so there are craft type shops with paintings and stuff at the top. Plus some bars/restaurants.

There’s nothing amazing but for less than £5 it was worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank GCarnaffan
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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 of non-descript shops/bars. It is essentially a tourist trip as no locals use it due to its steep price of 20 Real. You certainly can get good views on the way up & you can get off part way at a major viewpoint at Parque Ruinas. There are many more interesting things to do in Rio than this.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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 went - most places were closed. So, an ok way to spend a couple of hours and R20 per person if you go on the right day. However, beware.........the guy on the ticket office tried to rip us off. He insisted the fare had increased to R30 and tried to make out that an R100 note I gave him was R10. We paid R30 each but on our return we saw the signs saying R20 and assertively challenged him (in very rudimentary Portuguese) and he quickly gave us R20 back having clearly been found out and afraid we would report him. Not a pleasant experience.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nick G
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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 way down to Centro.
It is similar to a San Francisco tram except that you can’t step on the running boards.
We didn’t need to pay on the way down.
The tram stop in Centro is very near to the Carioca station.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank SGC60
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