Transports in Brasilia

There are actually various means you can take to get around Brasilia; you can ride or rent a car, take the bus, get on a cab, use a bike, just don’t attempt to do it on foot. The design of the city was made assuming that all residents would have their own automobile. And since that was not what turned out to be, the public transport of the city became the solution to the posing problem.


The rodoviária or the center point of the city is where most buses in Brasilia start from. They either serve those in the city’s “wings” which are the residential zones or the Monumental Axis. The Zebrinha or the little zebras are minibusses in red and white which come very useful when getting around the city. They connect the central area of the city to some main venues in the city such as the airport and the Esplanada dos Ministérios. Single fair by bus is R$ 2,00.


Most of the taxi stands are in close proximity to the tourist attractions in Brasilia, they, however, are a bit expensive. So unless it is really necessary, try to stick on with buses or trains.


Brasilia’s Metro subway started its operation in 2001. It links the city’s important places and provides services from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays, and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekends and holidays. Fair starts at R$ 3,00.