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Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado)
Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado)

Corcovado Train (Trem do Corcovado)

trem do corcovado - R. Cosme Velho, 513 - Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, , Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 22241-160

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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