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Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado) Tours

Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado)
Climbing the forested slopes of Tijuca National Park, the Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado) is the most scenic way to reach Rio’s mountaintop Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue. Electric-powered and almost a century old, the train is an important part of the city’s heritage and affords spectacular views of the world’s largest urban forest.

The Basics
Tickets for the Corcovado train include round-trip transport on the rack railway, as well as admission to the Christ the Redeemer monument atop Corcovado Mountain. The 20-minute journey runs through the Atlantic Forest of Tijuca—look out for glimpses of the city and ocean along the way. At the top, a short walk takes you to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Queues for the railway can be long, especially at peak times, so it’s worth booking skip-the-line tickets in advance. A ride on the Corcovado Train is also a popular inclusion on city tours of Rio de Janeiro, often combined with other top attractions such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach, or Ipanema Beach.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A ride on the Corcovado Train is one of Rio’s most popular attractions and a must for first-time visitors.
  • All tickets are round-trip; children under 4 are free.
  • The train and Christ the Redeemer monument are wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There

Trains leave from the Corcovado train station at the base of Corcovado Mountain. The closest subway station is Largo do Machado, from which buses run to the station.

When to Get There

Trains depart every 30 minutes between morning and evening. The train can get extremely busy in high season (December to February and July to August), when wait times can be at least an hour. Visiting on a weekday in low season means reduced ticket prices, as well as fewer crowds.

Christ the Redeemer
Inaugurated in 1931, the 125-foot-high (38-meter-high) Christ the Redeemer statue is one of Rio’s most beloved and instantly recognizable landmarks. Perched on the summit of Corcovado Mountain at 2,300 feet (700 meters), it’s visible from all over the city and is among Rio’s most visited attractions. As well as riding the Corcovado Train to the top, visitors can also reach the landmark by minivan (a quicker but far less scenic route) or on foot, a challenging, 1.5-hour hike through the Tijuca rain forest.
Address: trem do corcovado - R. Cosme Velho, 513 - Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, , Brazil, Rio de Janeiro 22241-160, Brazil
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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.Day Trips

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
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