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Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro – How to get there?

Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro – How to get there?

Have questions about visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro? This is the second most visited tourist attraction in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you the easiest ways to see this place. Stay tuned!

ABOUT SUGAR LOAF

Sugar Loaf Mountain is located in Urca Neighborhood. Two hills compose the landscape. The first and smaller is Urca Hill and the second is Sugar Loaf itself.

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HOW TO GET TO SUGAR LOAF

To get to Sugar Loaf you must go to Urca. As there is no metro station in the neighborhood, so is necessary to use buses. But some integrations can be used to get quickly and safely to the place.

TIP

Discover one way to save money in your visit to Sugar Loaf, read in our post: URCA HILL HIKE.

In fact, the city’s subway is one of the best and affordable public transport available. Check it out:

USING METRO RIO

1 To get to Sugar Loaf, take line 1 ou 2 of the metro and disembark at Botafogo Station.

2 After that, take the integration bus (513 – Botafogo Urca) in direction to Urca.

OTHER WAYS TO GET SUGAR LOAF

If you prefer to use private car services to reach your destination, no problem. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, taxis and many apps are available such as Uber, 99 and Cabify.

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Read our post to know more about PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN RIO DE JANEIRO.

SUGAR LOAF VIEWS

Being located in a very privileged place, from the top of the Sugar Loaf you can see the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo, and Leblon.

In addition to the beaches, you can see Pedra da Gávea and Guanabara Bay. The city center and Santos Dumont Airport.

Further, you can see Ilha do Governador and Rio-Niterói Bridge, also almost the whole of Niterói city.  

The Serra do Mar and the famous “Dedo de Deus” (God’s Finger).

And the main attraction of the city, that’s right. You can see Corcovado Hill and Christ the Redeemer.

CURIOSITIES

1 The city of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (our Rio de Janeiro) was founded by Estácio de Sá, between the hills of Cara de Cão and Sugar Loaf.

2 The Sugar Loaf Cable Car was inaugurated in 1912, this being the first cable car installed in the country and the third in the world. Did you know? Interesting, isn’t it?

3 Many artists have already portrayed the beauties of our Rio de Janeiro, including Debret.

4 From the top of Sugar Loaf, you can have a privileged view of Guanabara Bay, as well as some other points of the city.

5 The sunset seen from Sugar Loaf is one of the most beautiful in Rio de Janeiro.

6 The wonderful city is considered the main destination of the country, especially considering the preference of foreigners.

HINT

Join our Free Walking Tour Downtown and Lapa. During our tour, you will be able to answer all the questions about the city and learn about the history of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

WHEN TO VISIT SUGAR LOAF

We know that the city of Rio de Janeiro is very touristy. You should probably imagine that during vacations, holidays and important commemorative dates (Carnival, Christmas and New Year) the sights will be very crowded. We believe you would rather skip the lines and have more time to enjoy the attractions.

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1 One of the tips is to avoid visits on special dates. Unless you don’t have any other choice.

2 This is the most obvious tip.  Try to visit the attraction on a sunny day. If the day is cloudy and with poor visibility, it will be a little difficult to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the hill.

3 So, also be aware of climate changes in the city.

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HOW TO GET THE TICKETS

Many people have questions about buying tickets to visit the attraction. We give you a tip to buy tickets online and get a discount. This helps to better plan the visit to the city. Look:

1 The tickets cost R$116,00 per person.

2 You can get discounts by buying online, or if you have a half-ticket benefit, such as students, children, and seniors. Check at: SUGAR LOAF TICKETS.

3 If you booked your visit in one day and were unable to attend on the scheduled day. Do not worry! You can take the tour within 4 days of the scheduled date

ATTENTION

Tickets are not returned in case of cancellation.

HALF-TICKETS BENEFITS

Half-ticket benefits for buying Sugar Loaf tickets can be used by:

1  Students of private and public schools.

2 Teachers and professionals of the Rio de Janeiro Public School

Young people aged 15 to 29 years enrolled at “Cadastro Único”, a Federal Government’s Program

People aged 60 or over

5 People with disabilities and their companions buying tickets through the site. 

WANT TO HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE AT SUGAR LOAF?

Did you know that the Sugar Loaf Cable Cars offers different types of visits? Yes! Visiting Sugar Loaf in different special ways is possible. There are private tours, historical, ecological, VIP rooms among others. You can check all the options in the TICKETS section on the official page.

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OPENING HOURS OF CABLE CAR

The complex’s opening hours are from 8 am to 9 pm.

The cable car leaves every 20 minutes, between 8:10 and 9 pm.

ATTENTION

In case you prefer to buy the attraction ticket at the ticket office, check out the times:

1 Ticket Office Praia Vermelha works from 8 am to 7:50 pm. 

2 Ticket Office Urca Hill works from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.

FIRST RIDE

1 Praia Vermelha / Urca Hill at 8:10 am.

Urca Hill / Sugar Loaf at 8:20 am. 

LAST RIDE

1 Praia Vermelha / Urca Hill at 8 pm.

2 Urca Hill / Praia Vermelha at 9 pm.

3 Urca Hill / Sugar Loaf at 8:20 pm.

4 Sugar Loaf/ Urca Hill at 8:40 pm.

ATTENTION

1 There is no time limit to enjoy the attraction, but be aware of the latest ride times.

The opening hours of the complex may change. Before visiting, visit the site and confirm.

3 Cable car transportation is only possible by ticket purchase, regardless of the day and time. There is no free ride. 

 

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