We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Linha Turistica de Bonde

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Largo Marques de Monte Alegre | Estação do Valongo, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11010-260, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 13 3201 8000
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,634 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
Nice tour of old Santos

Taking the tour in the old railway is definitly worth it. You see the old city and even a small show stop on the way. 2 USD per person is very cheap. If you are in the area. Dont... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Libreville, Gabon
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,634 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
Airlie Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
834 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic old trams run in a loop through the old city, past some nice old buildings and a central park but the route is basically grubby, with many buildings in need of repair. The trolley car was OK and was only USD2.00

Thank croftonMelbourne
Libreville, Gabon
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the tour in the old railway is definitly worth it. You see the old city and even a small show stop on the way. 2 USD per person is very cheap. If you are in the area. Dont miss it.

Thank Worldtraver72
New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I found this historic streetcar experience excellent. Very "real". I find it interesting the "complaints" and lower ratings because of noise, and English. This mode of transportation WAS noisy, and it's kept original, and you aren't in the US. How much Portuguese is offered at US attractions? Simple to go on your own, and I'd suggest heading there first. Pele... More 

1 Thank budgetqueen
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice streetcars. Not much to see on the route. Leaves on the hour. Decent WiFi @ ticket office. Add to tour of Museo de Cafe one block away

Thank john w
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Bondinho is a super old, very slow and little train which is bumbing through the old town of Santos within 40 minutes. All in all it is a nice experience. Unfortunately, non-portuguese speakers won't get any information by the crew. However, for 3.00 R$ it's totally worth it.

1 Thank Kevin H
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's sad to right it down, but there was not so good, specially because it's a tourist thing but not well prepared for foreign people. The English tour has less information then in Portuguese and the guide (a lady) was not caring about us. Also there were some moments where the locomotive was too noisy.

1 Thank Aline N
Chios, Greece
Level Contributor
227 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Higlhly recommended. A very nice tour towards the old city of Santos. Very romantic tour. Do not miss it.

1 Thank John V
Darmstadt, Germany
Level Contributor
155 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

By 1971 the trams were gone in Santos, driving out by false ideas on progress, lack of forward view, common sense and keeping what was good. There was a test to run the trams again on the beach in the 1980's but failed so the city centre seemed to be the best area for a short line which covers most... More 

1 Thank sjpo
Elkton, Maryland
Level Contributor
267 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A perfect way to see Santos then pick where you would like to go back too. The Street Car will not let you off just anywhere,but it looks like they were just finishing the station in the city square when we visited. Serveral differently paint Street cars ply the city streets. We did the Street Car halfway through our stay... More 

2 Thank coopervanning
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Go back in time where people use to take the "bonde" to walk around town! The guide tells the history about the great old buildings and makes you picture Santos back then! Relaxing and joyfull!

1 Thank Priscilla M

Travellers who viewed Linha Turistica de Bonde also viewed


Been to Linha Turistica de Bonde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Linha Turistica de Bonde and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Linha Turistica de Bonde staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?