International and interstate buses arrive at the Rodoviária Novo Rio (Av Francisco Bicalho 01 at Rodrigues Alves, Santo Cristo, , T021-3213 1800, http://www.novorio.com.br) . There is a Riotur information centre (T021-2263 4857, daily 0700- 1900) which can help with orientation and accommodation. Left luggage costs US$5. There are câmbios (cash only) and ATMs. From the rodoviária it is best to take a taxi to your hotel or to the nearest metrô station (Metrô Estácio); taxis can be booked at the booth on the ground floor. The metrô runs south as far as Copacabana (Metrô Cantagalo); for Ipanema and Leblon head to Metrô Siqueira Campos and take a taxi from there, or take bus marked ‘Metrô-Gávea’.
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