"Enterprising Brazilians Various Transportaions" Get a Taxi Tip by ShannonRose
Get a Taxi, Rio de Janeiro: 36 reviews and 14 photos
Get a taxi from a taxi stand...they pay the stand to use that area, so they will unlikely kidnap you and deliver you to thieves. You can take the bus...the AR Condicionado are a few cents more but safer. The white VW vans are individually owned..they usually go to the poor ghettos...I have taken them along the beach to get from Leblon to Ipanema or Copacabana....they cost the same as a regular bus, but you never know if you could get robbed by someone in the bus. Just bring a little cash and dress casually. Rio is VERY casual...flip flops, everywhere.
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