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Trem do Corcovado
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Ranked #113 of 783 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

This train leaves from the bottom of the Corcovado Hill up to the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Unfortunately there’s only one train per hour and it can get fully booked very quickly. We’ve been very lucky because one employee there traded our two tickets with two for the previous train, since two people had quit...! Many thanks to this guy, since we could spend more time up there. :)

Thank Paola S
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

When I was going up Corcovado this looked like the best option to go there for me. There are other ways but this probably is the most relaxing one.

You buy your ticket and during the slow ride you can enjoy the view you have. You drive through the jungle and reach Corcovado after about 20 to 30 minutes.

The train itself is small and little old. But still alright. And if you reach the final destination you are able to see one of the best views in the city ;-)

Thank Tobias S
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

The train is a great way to get to Christ the Redeemer Statue provided that you go early, to avoid the worst of the queues and the midday sun, and book ahead online to jump the queue. I unfortunately did neither, arriving at the ticket office at 10.30am and having to wait for the 11.40am train which got us up to the top in the midday sun when it was very crowded. Each train accommodates 540 passengers seated - no one stands - and during our trips up and down all the seats were taken.

The train line is 3,8 kilometres long and winds up the Corcovado Mountain (710 metres high) through the middle of the Tijuca National Park to just below the summit. The train line was inaugurated in 1884 when the trains were steam hauled. The railway was electrified in 1910 with the current Swiss-made trains coming into service in 1980.

There are a number of souvenir shops and a couple of cafes at the Cosme Velho Station, the starting point and ticket office. Sit on the right going up for the best of the views, which aren't many.

The train made a couple of stops on the way up, no one got off, waiting for the other trains to pass on two way rail line stretches. Most of the track though is one line rack railway.

Thank westy54
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

What better way to get to Christ the Redeemer than to take the train. Before going, I had the concierge buy my tickets online. They told us to be there 15 minutes before because we all had set times. We arrived around 9am. The ticket line for those that didn’t buy tickets ahead of time wasn’t too long. We sailed right through and even got to get on the train at an earlier departure time.
The train is small and will be crowded. It’s hot until it gets going. Once it gets going, the breeze feels real good. If you sit on the side with two seats, you’ll be able to get great views and pictures. The Train price includes admission to Christ the Redeemer. The ticket was about $27 usd

Once up there, expect big crowds and sweltering heat.
Souvenirs are more expensive. I would onlu recommend buying the rosaries
Bring water
They have bathrooms and stores. You can grab some food and drink at the station and at the top

Thank GlobetrotterBella
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Our tour guide had reserved tickets so we did not have to wait. There were forest flowers and huge Jack fruit trees. The scenery was amazing. The fact that we were there early, some of us rode the elevators and some took the steps. It was a clear day and the view of the city was awesome. Of course Christ the Redeemer is the main focus. As we departed the statue was covered with low clouds.

Thank 4historyandculture
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