Getting Around Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.Tips to Help You Optimize Your Travel and Movement in Rio.

Panoramic View of Barra de Tijuca (Bulk of Olympic competitions will take place in Barra).

The 2016 Olympics in Rio will be the world’s largest global sporting event, featuring 206 countries with 600,000 projected visitors, not including Brazilians traveling from other parts of Brazil.

For starters, Rio is much larger than most people imagine. As a comparison, when starting from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge to 125th Street in Harlem, using Park Avenue as the main route, from point-to-point we estimate it’s around a 20 to 30 minute drive, counting in some margin of error for unpredictable traffic. In Rio, Barra de Tijuca is one of four major Olympic competition areas and resembles a mix between Miami Beach and the Hollywood Hills in some areas. Barra de Tijuca is also home to the Olympic Park and Olympic housing for 10,500 athletes. The bulk of the 2016 Rio Games will be hosted in Barra. Traveling to the Olympic Park destination from the heart of Rio (Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana), also known as the South Zone, can take up to forty-five minutes to one hour and thirty minutes, depending on the traffic. Nevertheless, like the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, it is expected that the Rio Government will declare the duration of the 17 days of the Games a national holiday. This will be welcome news, dramatically reducing traffic congestions and speeding up travel to the Olympic venues.


Travel Like A CEO in Rio.

If a premium vehicle with a bilingual driver is the requirement, then some of the best luxury cars in Rio such as Mercedes Benz, as well as accommodations, can be secured through the VIP luxury hospitality company, Rio VIP Pass ( The demand for luxury vehicles and armored cars will be at an all-time high during the Summer Games and the supply will be less than the demand. It’s therefore strongly recommend you secure your transportation in Rio now.


Alternative Transportation: Try The New Metro Gray Line 4 to Barra.

The new Rio Gray Metro (Subway) Line 4, which will link the South and West Zones to Barra de Tijuca, is currently under construction, and is scheduled to open in June 2016 before the Olympic Games, according to Rio Governor Pezão and Secretary for Transport Carlos Roberto Osório. Five new stations are also to be built for this line. The Olympic Park in Barra has an express bus service which will take visitors from and to the Barra de Tijuca subway station Line 4, from where Olympic goers can travel back to Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and other areas in Rio.

If you are in need of secure transportation or 4 to 5 star accommodations in Rio, contact Rio VIP Pass at 1-305-790-2736 USA.

See you in Rio for 2016 Summer Games.