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Luxury bus company to belo?

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Luxury bus company to belo?

Hello , Ill be traveling to Belo from Rio. Who has the nicest, most comfortable buses? Thx

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1. Re: Luxury bus company to belo?

There is no one bus company that serves all of Brazil.

http://www.buscaonibus.com.br/en

Bus services are often sold in three classes: Regular, Executive and First-Class (Leito, in Portuguese). Regular may or may not have air conditioning. For long distances or overnight travels, Executive offers more space. First-Class has even more space and only three seats per row, making enough space to sleep comfortably.

All trips of more than four hours are covered by buses with bathrooms and the buses stop for food/bathrooms at least once every four hours of travel.

Brazilian bus stations, known as rodoviária or terminal rodoviário, are often in pretty sketchy areas, so if you travel at night be prepared to take a taxi to and from the station.

The Rodoviária Novo Rio long distance interstate bus terminal is located five minutes away from the downtown district (Centro) in a somewhat seedy part of town, so it’s best to take a taxi from there to your hotel.

http://bit.ly/JEkrhY

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2. Re: Luxury bus company to belo?

Great info. thx.

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3. Re: Luxury bus company to belo?

Buses that do interstate and intermunicipal routes are usually good. They depart from a city's Rodoviária (main bus terminal). Companies usually have websites, so you can have a look at pictures of their buses.

Have a look at Viação Itapemirim: http://tinyurl.com/l7awz3h

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4. Re: Luxury bus company to belo?

First class is primeira classe in Portuguese. "Leito" means bed, and leito buses are sleeper buses: fewer seats than in a regular bus, and the seats can almost fully recline for sleeping. You may get sheets and a pillow. Like regular buses, they will stop every few hours for a food break.

We took one from Rio to Curitiba a few years ago. If you're going to take an overnight bus, a leito is the best way to go (if available, of course). We took an overnight bus from Fortaleza to Parnaiba, and there were only regular buses available (air con ran on the way there, but on the way back-- a day bus-- it wasn't, and my Brazilian wife explained that, of course, the a/c couldn't run, since there were many stops, and the a/c compressor would be overwhelmed).

Rio and Belo are big cities, so I think the chances of finding a leito are good if you want to take an overnight bus. Of course, you could also fly.

Edited: 20 February 2014, 14:54
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