The Maria Smoke train ride between the cities of Tiradentes and São João del Rei has a route of 12 km, passing through waterfalls, mountains, century-old farms, rivers and stations with 19th century architecture

Popular with tourists visiting the historic towns of São João del Rei and straps, in Minas Gerais, The maria smoke ride that connects the two cities undoubtedly stands out as one of the most memorable attractions of the destination belonging to the fantastic Royal Road.

Surprisingly, this is the oldest train in operation in the country and was inaugurated in 1881 by Dom Pedro II. There are 12 km of tracks that cross the landscapes formed by the Rio das Mortes and the Serras de São José, that is, attracting tourists and locals interested in traveling through the history of Brazil in a century-old locomotive.

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THE maria smoke train ride from Tiradentes to São João Del Rei takes an average of 45 minutes, crossing a beautiful region full of bucolic landscapes. In addition, they present fascinating ecological diversity and places that preserve the architecture of the 19th century.

How much does the train ride from São João Del Rei to Tiradentes cost?

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Maria Fumaça Tour – Tiradentes MG. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

THE train ticket price in São João del Rei The straps costs R$60 one way and R$70 round trip on the same day. However, students and teachers who have a license pay half the price, as well as the elderly and children.

Half price (50%) valid for:
– Children from 6 to 12 years old upon presentation of birth certificate;
– Persons over 60 years of age presenting a photo ID.
– Students upon presentation of schooling documentation and photo ID;

Furthermore, admission is free for children from 0 to 5 years old upon presentation of a birth certificate.

Of course, it is recommended buy the tickets for Maria Fumaça tour in advance, that is, especially in the case of the Tiradentes x São João Del Rei route, which is always more popular.

How to buy train ticket

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Maria Fumaça Tour – Tiradentes MG. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

You may buy train ticket directly on website of the company that takes care of the administration of the railway . Therefore, the finalization of the purchase is made after choosing the origin of the destination and the desired dates. In fact, there is a small service charge for purchases made on the internet, but there is also the possibility to buy tickets at São João Del Rei and Tiradentes stations.

Round-trip train times

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Walk Maria Fumaça – MG. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

THE Train ride departs from Tiradentes and São João Del Rei every Friday, Saturday and Sunday twice a day, thus:

São João Del Rei vs Tiradentes: 10:00 and 15:00
Tiradentes vs São João Del Rei: 11:00 and 16:00

Railway Museum of Sao Joao del Rei

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Walk Maria Fumaça – MG. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Attached to the São João Del Rei Railway, the Railway Museum undeniably tells the story of the heyday of the Oeste de Minas Railway. In fact, its valuable collection includes historical documents of the railway, railway equipment and a replica of a luxurious wagon used by the administration and by several personalities such as D. Pedro II.

+ info:

Sao Joao del Rei station

Avenida Hermílio Alves, 366, Centro, São João del-Rei/MG, Brazil
+55 (32) 3371-8485
Ticket office: 8:30 am to 5 pm, from Wednesday to Saturday and 8:30 am to 12 pm, on Sundays.

Tiradentes Station

Praça da Estação s/nº, Tiradentes/MG, Brazil
Ticket office: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Saturday and 8:30 am to 12 pm, on Sundays.

Railway Museum of Sao Joao del Rei

Avenida Hermílio Alves nº 366, Centro, São João Del Rei/MG, Brazil
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Read too:

» Tourist tips in Tiradentes
» Tourism tips in Sao Joao del Rei
» 14 pictures of Tiradentes that will convince you to travel there
» Tour through the historic cities of Minas Gerais

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