Brazil by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Brazil.

Here you will find information for Brazil about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.


Useful Information

Population: 209.3 million

Currency: Real

Language: Portugese

Capital: Brasilia

Country Code: +55

Time Zone: Brasilia Time

Train Companies

The trains in Brazil are operated by several private companies, such as Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos and SuperVia.

Train Tickets

Check timetables and buy your train tickets for Brazil online at Vale.com

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Brazil.


Urban Metro serves the communities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Commuter Trains connect small towns and cities to larger metropolises.

Serra Verde Express
Great Brazil Express

Steam trains are known as Maria Fumaca:

  • Maria Fumaca via Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi and Carlos Barbosa
  • Maria Fumaca from Tiradentes to São João del Rei 
  • Maria Fumaca from Ouro Preto to Mariana – book through local train company Vale


Frequently Travelled Routes In Brazil


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Belo Horizonte to Vitoria 13:10 Direct Train
Parauapebas to São Luís 16:00 Direct Train
Rio de Janeiro to Morretes 21:55 2 Bus & Train
Curitiba to Morretes 4:15 Direct Train
Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia 17:40 Direct Bus
Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo 6:30 Direct Bus


Main Train Stations

  • Vitória
  • Belo Horizonte
  • São Luís
  • Parauapebas

Train Tours in Brazil

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Brazil

Known for its colorful Carnival, sandy beaches, and its biodiversity in the Amazon, Brazil is a year-round destination. Summer runs from December to March with the country’s warmest temperatures and the most rainfall, while winter runs from May to September. Brazil’s winters are tropical but still cooler and not as humid as the country’s summers, therefore, a perfect time for outdoor activities. Winter is also the best time for nature spotting, from May to September you’ll have chances to see dolphins, whales, birds, even jaguars! Summer is great for surfing, laying one of the hundreds of beaches (Copacabana, Porto de Galinhas, Maracaípe, Ponta de Mongue), climbing, abseiling, parasailing, windsurfing (best conditions are from November to February), and much more.

You may wonder, what’s there to do outside of Rio de Janeiro? Well first off there is plenty to do in Rio and the surrounding area, but there is also so much to discover outside of this metropolis. Look into Mount Roraima and Iguazu Falls which both bordering Venezuela for amazing natural sights, take an eco-friendly tour into the Amazon, go diving in Fernando de Noronha, chase after waterfalls in the Serra do Cipó National Park, or hike the Canyon Itaiambésinho. We are just scratching the surface here, so trust us there’s more to this country than meets the eye.


  • High Season: December to March
  • Low Season: June to August
  • Rainy Season: December to March


Accommodation In Brazil


The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE



If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Brazil

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