Transportation in Rio
Getting around town is pretty easy in Rio with many options. If you rent an apartment in Copacabana or Ipanema most places will be within walking distance of your apartment. For those places a bit too far to walk you can take taxi's, buses and the subway.
An excellent option to get around Rio safe and economically is with the American company UBER. Just download the app and load your credit card info. No phone calls, 24/7 and they charge the ride to your credit card. Much cheaper than the yellow cabs.