Rio de Janeiro has a good public transportation network. Rio's subway system runs from 5am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, and from 7am to 11pm on Sundays and public holidays. Most bus service lines operate around the clock, but waiting intervals can be longer during the night hours.
When arriving at the international airport in Rio, you can reach Barra da Tijuca region in less than 30 minutes by Bus Rapid Transfer or by taxi. To Copacabana and Ipanema there are buses and taxis that are easily identified at the exit from the Terminals.
Riocarioca offers pick-up service at the International Airport and delivery at Riocentro by R$ 130 (Contact Michele at +55 21 2246-2287). Coopatur accepts reservations through the telephone (+55 21 3885-1000) or the internet and charge R$ 164 from the airport to Riocentro.
Regular taxis are yellow and operate on a meter, which starts at R$ 5.20. Rate 1 runs from Monday to Saturday, from 6am to 9pm. Other than that, taxis operate on the higher rate 2.
Special taxis (typically white) operate a pre-paid, fixed price, service. There is also an executive bus service that connects the airport to Barra da Tijuca (the conference venue region). One of the lines passes by Copacabana/Ipanema region. These buses are blue.
Some ways to get to Riocentro, the venue of the 60th WSC, are presented here.
A free shuttle service will be provided between designated hotels and the conference venue throughout the WSC. The designated hotel are indicated in bold below. Hotels listed in the same line share the same bus stop. Participants staying in other hotels must go to one of the bus stops indicated below.
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Tropical Barra Hotel / Royalty Barra Hotel
Brisa Barra / Promenade Casa Del Mar
Transamérica Prime / Promenade Barra First
Rio Othon Palace / Golden Tulip Regente / Savoy Othon
Windsor Atlântica / Windsor Plaza / Golden Tulip Continental - Leme / Windsor Leme