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|country = Brazil
|state = Rio de Janeiro
|map = <map lat='-22.8' lng='-43.335' zoom='9' view='0' />
|pop = 6,323,037
|plate = RJ Rio de Janeiro
|motorways = [[BR-277]]040, BR-101, BR-116, RJ-109
}}
'''Rio de Janeiro''' is a city in the Southeast of [[Brazil]]. Rio in , a capital of the state areas is one of bearing the easiest places in all Brazil to hitchhike as there's no competition from other hitchers and people are accustomed to foreigners and like to help them. The more foreign looking you seem and act the easier it's going to be. Hitchhiking is still not so easy. [[User:Guaka|Guaka]] found hitching in Brazil with a clean and shaved shaved look fairly easysame name.
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== Northeast towards [[Vitória]] (BR101) ===
In order to hitch out of Rio towards Vitória and up along the coast you need to pick up a bus from the centre or the ''rodoviária'' which takes you to Itaboraí. Even better is to get a van ride to Itaboraí and ask the van driver to leave you on the road or at the gas station near by which is very useful for picking up the initial ride.
 
=== Southwest towards [[São Paulo]] (BR116) ===
Going out towards São Paulo is a little trickier. The SuperVia commuter rail leaves from Estação Central do Brasil in downtown (connected to the Metro station 'Central'). Take a SuperVia train (Japeri (blue) Line) to Nova Iguaçu, from there get a bus to the Dutra highway (BR116) where there are some gas stations. It's rather a long trip from Rio Centre by train, but it is possible to get to São Paulo in the day.
 
You can also take the train to two of the stations after Nova Iguacu, Comendador Soares and Queimados. Both are relatively short walks (>2km) from the highway (BR116). Cariocas reacted with some apprehension at the idea of going to Queimados at all, let alone to hitchhike, but the place was very safe to walk through.
=== Southwest towards [[São Paulo]] =======BR-116====* '''Pedágio Viúva Graça'''From ''Terminal Rodoviário Coronel Américo Fontenelle'' which is behind the highway''Central do Brasil'' (Central Train Station) and close to Metro station ''Central'' take bus 193C to '''''Paracambi'''''. It starts from platform D bay 07, is run by a company called Transportes Blanco and costs 8.50 reais. Get off at the first bus stop behind pedágio (toll plaza). The stop is located around 300m behind the toll booths and it's a perfect lay-by to pull in a car or truck. The bus ride to this spot takes around two hours, but you're well behind the metropolitan area of Rio, practically in the countryside. Next to the bus stop there's a restaurant and supermarket. In case of bad luck you can walk another little ways to some Posto Big Dutra with Petrobras petrol stationsstation located two kilometres up the road. BR-116 is also called Presidente Dutra and is the main road connecting Rio with São Paulo. All trucks go this way, though there was been success getting a ride right off of not by the highway (from Queimados)coastal BR-101.
====BR-101====
Other option: [[User:Bruegel|Bruegel]] preferred to go south by the beautiful Costa Verde (touristy Parati is on this way too). You take the bus (he took it very close to Lapa, 2.75 reals, 30min+-) to Santa Cruz (just ask some people where to take the bus, easy as bonjour), get off at the last stop of BR-101 where there is a very big supermarket called Extra, walk 200 meters down the road where there is a petrol station.
Another opinion (Nadita): it is easier to get bus to Itaguay and get off in BR-101 before entering the town , it is less tricky than Santa Cruz where if you don't speak good Portuguese you can easily get lost.
 
=== Northeast towards [[Vitória]] (BR101) ===
In order to hitch out of Rio towards Vitória and up along the coast you need to pick up a bus from the centre or the ''rodoviária'' which takes you to Itaboraí. Even better is to get a van ride to Itaboraí and ask the van driver to leave you on the road or at the gas station near by which is very useful for picking up the initial ride.
=== In [[Itataia]] ===
Hitching in the Itataia region in the northwest part of the state is very easy, it's got a community of Europeans that will pull up even if you don't ask.
 
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