To avoid crowds, it is recommended to visit Corcovado Mountain early in the morning. The easiest and most efficient way to get there is by Uber. Uber has a great feature called ‘juntos‘ where you can share a ride with other passengers and save some money (actually it’s almost a half of the regular price).
When using public transport, it depends on where are you staying, but you must get to a small bus terminal Cosme Velho (you can jump off one stop before at São Judas Tadeu which is right across Trem do Corcovado station, map), the closest stop to the foothill of Corcovado Mountain.
If you don’t have a direct bus nearby your hotel, the closest metro station is Largo do Machado (still 40 minutes walk from the base), so from here you can take a bus number 580 going to Cosme Velho.
You can be also picked up by one of two official vans cruising around the city every day. The official pick up point is at Praca do Lido in Copacabana (map), next to the metro at Lago do Machado and at Città America in Barra da Tijuca.
From both places, vans leave approximately every 15 minutes, and the price already includes the return transport and the entry fee.
There are three ways how to get to Christ the Redeemer. You can take a train, van or hike. Because the cog train option is the most popular one, expect queues, especially in high season between December and March. To avoid queues, buy your ticket online in advance for the exact time, so you won’t have to wait long.
Brazil’s New Statue of Jesus Will Be Taller Than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer (travelandleisure.com). Located in the small town of Encantado in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the new attraction hopes to bring more travelers to the area.
Rio is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca (map), *Copacabana (map), *Ipanema (map), and *Leblon (map).