Directions to Rocinha Guest House
Map & Directions
From the airport: Take the REAL bus 2018 (also known as the fresco onibus, the bus is blue with yellow writing) to São Conrado (R$ 13) from outside the terminal on the 1st floor of the airport. Advise the bus driver that you are going to Rocinha in São Conrado. If possible sit toward the front so that the bus driver can more easily advise you when to get off. The bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on the time of day. When you arrive in Rocinha, take a motorbike-taxi or van (numbered 597,538 or 539 on the front), if possible write on a piece of paper and show to the driver 'Entrada da Rua 1, por favor!' and follow the signs for 'Rocinha Guesthouse' on the lamppost to our guesthouse.
A taxi from the airport will run about R$ 50 if you catch it outside the terminal. If you reserve a taxi from Radiotaxi inside the terminal it will cost around R$ 100, the safer and fast option as the ride will be registered paid in advance.
From the bus station (Rodoviária-Novo Rio):178 to São Conrado. Get off at the final stop in Sao Conrado. This journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Afterwards take a motorcycle-taxi or van in Rocinha to Entrada da Rua 1 or take a taxi to Entrada da Rua 1 for around R$35. From there follow the signs 'Rocinha Guesthouse' on the lamppost to our guesthouse Or check our map in the photos.
It's a little intimidating, but once you get past the first time, it's well worth the adventure!