Travel Info

AILA 2017 Innovation and epistemological challenges in Applied Linguistics - July 23rd to 28th 2017

WEATHER – the weather forecast predicts that the temperature may range from 20ºC to 34ºC during the event.

MEANS OF TRANSPORATION – the city has subway, trains, buses, taxis, ferry boats (connecting Rio-Niterói) and a tram (Santa Teresa-Lapa).

BANKS AND EXCHANGE OFFICES – Banks open from 10:00 A.M. to 04:00 P.M. from Mondays through Fridays. Some of these make currency exchanges, mostly dollar (USD) and euros. There are ATM Machines available in airports, subway stations, malls, supermarkets etc.

SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALLS – Shopping centers open from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. from Mondays through Saturdays and from 01:00 P.M. to 09:00 P.M. on Sundays. Most street commerce opens from 09:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M. from Mondays through Fridays and from 09:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M. on Saturdays.

LOCAL TIME: GMT -3 (GMT -2 between the last Sunday of February and the third Sunday of October).

CURRENCY: the local currency is Real (BRL).

SOUVENIR – For those who would like to buy souvenirs, Rio de Janeiro has artisan fairs in Copacabana, Ipanema, Tijuca and downtown.

 

For further information, visit:

http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/

 

COMMUNICATIONS: The IDD code in Brazil is +55 and the city code of Rio de Janeiro is 21.

 

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

Ambulance

192

Fire Department

193

Civil Defense

199

Civil Police

197

Federal Police

194

Military Police

190

Alô Rio

2542-8080 / 2542-8004

Call Center to Assist Tourists

2541-7522 / 2542-8004 / 2542-8080

Novo Rio Bus Station

2263-4857 / 3213-1800 R 397

TURISRIO - Companhia de Turismo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

2333-1037 / 0800 282 2007

Galeão-Tom Jobim International Airport

2232-4580

Santos Dumont Airport

2533-4343

Ferry boats

2253-4813

Post office(Capitals)

0800-24-9040

Special Tourist Police Station

4004-3113

Disque-Denúncia

2508-5500

GAT - Assistance for the Tourist

0800-570-0100

BPTur – Municipal Guards and Tourist Police Units

141

2253-1177

2535-3780 / 2535-2385

2332-7932