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Santa Teresa Tram

Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2332-6615
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Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2332-6615
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 January 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 29 November 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

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 16 November 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 11 November 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

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My advice would be to take a walking tour up the steps and to the final tram stop, then take the tram down. Or take an uber up and tram down. The ride down is free! The ride up is 20 Reals (for tourists). The...More

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This tram was reintroduced 2 yrs ago after the tragic accident that happened in 2011. The tram starts from Lapa and ends in Santa Teresa. The ticket costs 20 R$ which is quite expensive but the ride is quite enjoyable during a sunny day. There...More

Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Good to see that after accidents in the past, this is running again. Not the quickest or most frequent transport service to and from the Centro, but by far the most fun. Santa Teresa is well worth a couple of hours, if not days, to...More

Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch in Santa Teresa and then caught the tram to Lapa. The team has only basic safety features but provided an enjoyable trip across the the Lapa Arches (former aqueduct). It seemed to stop randomly for residents. Hold on to your belongings and...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The trolley car to/from Santa Teresa is back, but in order to provide the free service the residents demanded for themselves, tourists must pay R$20. The new trams are lovely to look at, expensive to ride. Cab drivers are often reluctant to drive to Santa...More

1  Thank PTRio
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Sharon G
10 October 2017|
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Response from jamescollenette | 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
5 June 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