Transportation to the sambadrome
The best and safe way to get to the Sambadrome is to take our Transfer Service.
Please watch our video about transportation in the city of Rio during carnival time. The video will not only explain to you how to schedule your transfer with Bookers International but also give you an idea of how difficult it can be to be waiting for a taxi in the street, and gives you tips on how to schedule your transfer early enough so you don’t have to worry about during your carnival time in Rio 2018.
Our transfer takes you to the Sambadrome with comfort and security.
Our Shuttle service has English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking guide, who will accompany you to the Sambódromo, the carnival stage of Rio de Janeiro.
From the Hotel to the Sambódromo:
There is pick up available at some hotels in Rio de Janeiro, with several timetables to choose from to go to the Sambadrome.
- We serve the hotels of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Barra da Tijuca, Centro, Flamengo and Botafogo districts.
- There are three options for departure time and as well as the meeting point, they will be available for scheduling a few months before the carnival.
From the Sambadrome to Hotels:
A bus or van will leave from the Sambadrome to hotels. Our transfer service will leave you at the same location where you were picked up.
Price per person - U$ 79.00 round trip.
Private Transfer to the Sambadrome:
We offer guided private transportation service for families and groups. Our private transfer service includes guided transportation from the hotel to the sambadrome and back to the hotel at any time you wish.
Our guide will be at your disposal throughout the parade, and you should be advised of the return time only 30 minutes before the desired time. This service uses a Sprinter type car with a capacity of up to nine people and can be offered without the guide service upon return to the hotel.
We can also combine this private service for the trip to go to the sambadrome, and returning with our shuttle service. This option is very convenient for groups whose participants wish to return at different times.
To request a quote send an email to [email protected]
Taxi to the Sambadrome:
We suggest using private taxi companies instead of street taxis. The estimated value is approximately R$ 130.00 reais each way.
There are two taxi companies that are accredited to serve the Sambódromo on parade days:
- COOPATUR - serves the even side - Phone: +55 21 3885-1000 / whatsapp: +55 21 98245 9732.
- COOPERTRAMO – serves the odd side - Phone: +55 21 2209 9292 / whatsapp: +55 21 98008 0055.