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what is bus number from Ipanema to GIG airport

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what is bus number from Ipanema to GIG airport

I will depart from Ipanema to GIG on Saturday. What is the bus number and what street should I be waiting for the bus? My apartment is near Gen Osorio metro stop. Thank you.

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1. Re: what is bus number from Ipanema to GIG airport

Catching the REAL bus from Ipanema to GIG can be a real nightmare. You're better off taking a taxi or a shuttle, especially if you need to be at the airport at a certain time.

“Catching it is real easy, just stand at a bus stop and when it passes wave frantically, if you are at any of the beach avenues just position your self close to any red light and make yourself visible. This sounds almost a bit too easy... and it is. Public holidays and Sundays they shut off one direction of the traffic on the beach avenues in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. This means that on Sundays and holidays between 7h and 18h (during Daylight Saving Summer Time until 19h) in Leblon and Ipanema to the airports the REAL-bus runs on Rua Visconde de Pirajá (this day it´s easy to confuse the REAL-bus to the airport with the identical one that goes to the bus station, make sure you catch the right one!), in Copacabana they run as normal. From the airports: in Copacabana the bus changes to Rua Barata Ribeiro and run as normal on the beach avenue in Ipanema and Leblon. It´s not over: Every weekday between 7h and 10h the traffic on the beach avenues only goes in one direction towards the city center, then the bus from the airports run on Rua Barata Ribeiro and Rua Prudente de Moraes, to the airports as normal on the beach avenue (the beach side). During bigger events they also redirect the traffic in the whole of Zona Sul, then it might be a good idea to get a taxi to avoid possible confusions.”


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2. Re: what is bus number from Ipanema to GIG airport

The bus number is 2018. It goes along all the beaches then through the city centre, stopping at the bus station (good for the cruise terminal) and then on to GIG. It passes SDU as well.

Other handy buses are 2145 (connects both airports) and 2014 (connects GRU to Humaitá and Jardim Botânico neighbourhoods - does not go along the beaches).

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