PLAN YOUR ROUTE
Located in front of Parque dos Atletas and next to Vila Olímpica (Olympic Village), within an area which is widely served by public transportation, Riocentro received 02 BRT stations this year, in front of its main entrance gate.
Abelardo Bueno and Salvador Allende avenues, the main routes to access Riocentro, have been duplicated in order to have five lanes in each direction. The project directly benefited urban mobility, improving traffic flow and traffic capacity in the area, mainly at rush hours.
In order to get to Riocentro, people from all neighborhoods have several alternatives. In addition to the expanded access, new routes have been created. The main access to Barra da Tijuca, through the South Zone, has also been duplicated. And for those who come from the South Zone to Riocentro by public transportation, it is possible to take the subway that integrates with the lines of Transoeste and Transolimpica. But for those coming from the West Zone or Lowlands, there is Transolimpica lines transporting passengers to the new BRT stations.
This easy access also applies for those coming to Riocentro through Tom Jobin International Airport, Linha Vermelha or Linha Amarela expressways. Being integrated, the routes lead to the venue in a practical and fast way.
One of the greatest legacies from the Olympic Games to Riocentro, the Transolímpica expressway, might transport 70 thousand passengers per day. This corridor will be the first integrating with other two already existing ones (Transoeste and Transcarioca), increasing the options to passengers. This means that a large part of the city will be interconnected by these new access routes. While Transoeste on Avenida das Américas connects the whole West Zone to Barra da Tijuca and to the subway network, Transolímpica has 18 BRT stations and two terminals, one on Avenida Salvador Allende and Avenida Abelardo Bueno, a few meters from Riocentro, and another one on Avenida das Américas in Recreio neighboorhood.
For those in the city south zone, the easiest access to Riocentro is through Barra da Tijuca. After passing by Elevado do Joá, drive on Avenida das Américas, go ahead untill New York City Center shopping mall and keep on the right on Avenida Ayrton Senna. Take the right at the fork, paying attention to the traffic signs guiding you to Recreio and continue on Chico Anysio curve. Keep on the left and you will enter Avenida Ambassador Abelardo Bueno. Then just keep on the left side of the avenue, and you will reach Avenida Salvador Allende. Right after that, you will see Riocentro’s entrance on the left.
The access to Riocentro by Linha Amarela is the most recommended for those in the North Zone or the city center. At the end of Linha Amarela, towards Barra da Tijuca, go ahead on Avenida Ayrton Senna keeping on the right lane. After that, turn right on Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno and go ahead until the end. Keep on the left and get on Avenida Salvador Allende. Then you will see Riocentro’s entrance on the left.
BY BRT (a kind of bus)