Find here information about all 2018 Rio Carnival tickets
inc. Sambodromo tickets for the Rio Carnival Samba Parade.
You will find the complete and up-to-date program and ticket details in your 2018 Rio Carnival and Sambodromo Guides.
Do a bit of preparation and buy your flight tickets first for 2018 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and months in advance.
Rio Carnival is the world's biggest and most famous party. About a million tourist joins millions of Rio people (the Cariocas) in enthusiastic revelry.
The Carnival party in Rio keeps evolving. It is getting bigger year by year and it changes what Carnival has to offer. The Samba Parade has moved from the streets to become an expensive and spectacular show while there are ever more parties taking place during the Carnival season in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
But don´t worry. Should you wish, you can and will experience also lots of street parties along the almost compulsory Samba Parade.
Many interesting events already happen a few weeks before Carnival, like the animated rehearsals in the schools' samba halls, in the communities and in the Sambodromo, the elections of the Carnival King (Momo) and Queen, samba shows and costume exhibitions. Go and dive into it straight after your arrival. Come as early as you can!
2018 Rio Carnival Tickets by Venue
Samba Parade in the Sambodromo
The dedicated Samba Parade ticket page provides ticket information.
Book early for Carnival Sunday, Monday and Champions' Saturday.
Order your Sambodromo tickets for the samba parades here
Balls in Rio Scala
Some Scala Ball tickets sell out fast. Res eve your tickets in advance to be on the safe side.
The Red and Black Ball and the Gay Gala are the ones in most in demand.
Magic Ball in Hotel Copacabana Palace
All prices include buffet dinner with Brazilian drinks and entrance to all ballrooms.
Tickets for the Golden Room include a seat at a table of 6, 10 or 12 people. Noble Room tickets include a seat at a table of 10 or 12. Standing tickets do not offer a table seat.
Men: black tie or deluxe costume
Women: long evening dress or deluxe costume.
Samba City Balls
Venue: Rua Rivadávia Correa 60, Gamboa
Admission: R$150.00 and R$70.00 for Rio residents
Box office from 18:30
Venue: Praça Onze, Centro (Downtown)
Tickets on the door
Dancing nights in the samba schools
There is a little admission fee which increases towards Carnival and should be around R$30.00-50.00 (Mangueira being the most expensive and often full).
Men usually pay slightly more.
You might be able to reserve a box.
Tickets are sold at the box office on the door.
Special parties and balls in many venues
Many venues, mainly in Copacabana, have some special theme nights during Rio Carnival e.g. hot singles parties. Ticket prices are usually under R$60.00.
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When to buy your 2018 Rio Carnival tickets
Tickets for the 2018 Samba Parade should be ordered first as it is the most sought after Rio Carnival event and available seats in the Sambodromo sell out early. Order your ticket as soon as possible for Carnival Sunday and Monday and also your box and Luxury Suite tickets for the Preliminary Parades of the Second League Schools.
You will find tickets less in demand such as Grandstand and Private Chair tickets for the Preliminary Parades of the Second League Schools in most Rio travel agencies, even a few days before the event and most probably even at the box office of the Sambodromo.
Some Scala balls sell out before the event, so we can book them for you prior to your arrival. But normally, you can find all other Rio Carnival tickets when already in Rio or at the door.Lots of places, including samba schools offer tables and VIP boxes for the night. Do ask the venue, should you wish to have one for your party.
During Rio Carnival, take to the streets as much as you can. There is just as much happening out there in the open-air as behind closed doors. Everyone who is in town joins in the party and it spills over to all corners of the city.
Enjoy 2018 Rio Carnival with or without tickets.