Bus station (Rodoviaria Tiete), São Paulo

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    Main Bus station -Rodoviaria Tiete

    by mangueirense Updated Jan 5, 2004

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    Inside the bus terminal Tiete-SP

    After the terminal in New York, this terminal is considered to be one of the largest of the world. It serves directly 565 localities in all the states of Brazil, with the exception of Amazonas and Acre, as well as four countries (Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile). It offers a special line to the airports of Congonhas and Guarulhos, and a ride sharing automobile service Sao Paulo - Santos.

    It is located at the Av. Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, in the city district of Vila Guilherme.
    To get to the bus station get out of the metro-station named "Tiete" (blue line)

    Terminal Rodoviario Governador Carvalho Pinto-Rodoviaria Tiete
    Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1.800- Vila Guilherme

    From this webpage it is possible to get advanced bus tickets delivered home (if you live -or your hotel is- in Sao Paulo, Diadema Tabo?o da Serra , Guarulhos, Osasco, Embu das Artes, Santo Andr?, Alphaville, Mau?, S?o Bernardo do Campo, Cotia, Ferraz de Vasconcelos, S?o Caetano do Sul and Carapicu?ba and if you leave from SAo Paulo's bus stations:
    http://www.passagem-em-domicilio.com.br

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    Getting to Tiete Station

    by Lady_Disdain Written Jul 17, 2006

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    Great - you are taking a bus to go somewhere else: Rio, the countryside, Porto Alegre - so many options!

    But how do you get to the station? By subway! The subway station is actually inside the bus station - just a long hallway down.

    You can get in on any subway station - check the wall maps because you want to get to the Blue Line. The Station is Tiete. Once you leave the train, follow the wall signs pointing to "Rodoviária"

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    Terminal Rodoviario Tiete

    by Elainehead Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is the main bus terminal
    serving major national cities and some South American countries.

    Timetable and bus schedules:
    http://www.socicam.com.br/webflash/oricab.asp

    Cidade de origem = Depart city (S?o Paulo)

    Cidade - UF de destino = Arrival city

    Click on Enviar

    Click on the bus company name for bus schedule.

    NOTICE:
    Guich? = ticket office number (it's wrong on this site, so check the right one on: www.socicam.com.br/webflash/tiete1.htm#terminal)

    HOW TO GET THERE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Take the Airport Service Bus "Rodovi?ria Ti?te" at the airport. Follow the crowd, take an escalator (or stairs if you are in a hurry. There is an elevator somewhere as well) and turn left. Good luck finding your bus ticket office!

    E-MAIL ME IF YOU NEED SUBWAY DIRECTIONS.

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    Buses Leaving São Paulo (capital) To Other Cities

    by Elainehead Written Aug 1, 2003

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    BUS COMPANIES:

    - Itapemirim(www2.itapemirim.com.br/itap/consulta2.asp): From SP (capital) to the cities of f MA, ES, MG, TO, PE, RS, CE, PA, PB, RJ, PI, PR, AL

    - São Geraldo (www.passagens.onibus.com.br):
    From SP (capital) to the cities of AL, BA, ES, MG, PB, PE, RN and SE.

    - Pluma (200.250.65.3/passagens/passagens.asp):
    From SP (capital) to the cities of Santiago do Chile, Assunção, Ciudad del este in Paraguay and cities of RS.

    - Gontijo (www.gontijo.com.br/horarios.html):
    From Terminal Rodoviário Tiête to the capital cities of CE, MG, MT, RO and TO.

    - Real Expresso (www.realexpresso.com.br/principal/principal.htm):
    From SP (capital) to the cities of Brasília - DF, Guara -SP and some cities in the countryside of MG.

    - Viação Cometa (www.viacaocometa.com.br/linhas/linhas.asp):
    From Terminal Rodoviário Tiête and Barra Funda to the main cities of the countryside of SP, and also cities of MG, RJ and Curitiba - PR.

    - Viação Motta : From Terminal Barra Funda to the cities of MS, GO and MG.

    - Viação Garcia (www.viacaogarcia.com.br/internas/passageiros/passageiros.asp): From SP (capital) to cities of SP, PR, MG, RJ, MS and SC.

    - Viação Ouro Branco (www.viacaoourobranco.com.br/scripts/vobpesq.exe?pesq=nomap): From SP (capital) to countrysides cities of SP and PR.

    - Viação Santa Cruz (www.viacaosantacruz.com.br/Upax_Horarios_frame.htm): From SP (capital) to countryside cities of SP and PR.

    - Princesa dos Campos (www.princesadoscampos.com.br/horarios/horarios.php): From Terminal Barra Funda to countryside cities of SP and PR.

    - Pássaro Marron (www.passaromarron.com.br/horarios.asp): From Terminal Tiête to north coast cities and countryside cities of SP, Campos do Jordão-SP and countryside cities of MG.

    - Andorinha (www.andorinha.com): From Terminal Barra Funda to cities of MS, including Campo Grande and Corumbá.

    FOR BRAZILIAN STATES ABBREVIATIONS, please visit:
    www.guiadoscuriosos.com.br/lista.asp?id_cur=5998&id_cur_sub=5998

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    Bus TO São Paulo countryside

    by Elainehead Written Aug 1, 2003

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    - Real Expresso (www.realexpresso.com.br/principal/principal.htm):
    From SP (capital) to the cities of Brasília - DF, Guara -SP and some cities in the countryside of MG.
    PHONE: 0300 7887325

    - Viação Cometa (www.viacaocometa.com.br/linhas/linhas.asp):
    From Terminal Rodoviário Tiête and Barra Funda to the main cities of the countryside of SP, and also cities of MG, RJ and Curitiba - PR.
    PHONE: (11) 6967-7255

    - Viação Ouro Verde (www.viacaoouroverde.com.br/horarios.jsp): From Terminal Tiête to some countryside cities of SP.
    PHONE: (11) 6221-1804

    - Viação Vale do Tietê (www.valedotiete.com.br/linhahor.htm): From
    Terminal Barra Funda to SP countryside cities.
    PHONE: (11) 3612-1682

    - Expresso de Prata (www.expressodeprata.com.br/passagens.php): From Terminal Barra Funda to Brotas-SP and other countryside cities of São Paulo.
    PHONE: (11) 3612 - 1717

    - - Viação Garcia (www.viacaogarcia.com.br/internas/passageiros/passageiros.asp): From SP (capital) to cities of SP, PR, MG, RJ, MS and SC.
    PHONE: (11)5686-8043

    - Viação Ouro Branco (www.viacaoourobranco.com.br/scripts/vobpesq.exe?pesq=nomap): From SP (capital) to countrysides cities of SP and PR.
    PHONE: (43) 3373-2600

    - Viação Santa Cruz (www.viacaosantacruz.com.br/Upax_Horarios_frame.htm): From SP (capital) to countryside cities of SP and PR.
    PHONE: (19) 3772-3636

    - Princesa dos Campos (www.princesadoscampos.com.br/horarios/horarios.php): From Terminal Barra Funda to countryside cities of SP and PR.
    PHONE: (11) 3612-1777

    - Pássaro Marron (www.passaromarron.com.br/horarios.asp): From Terminal Tiête to north coast cities and countryside cities of SP, Campos do Jordão-SP and countryside cities of MG.
    PHONE: 0800 - 999 701

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    Buying your intercity/insterstate bus ticket

    by Elainehead Updated Mar 14, 2012

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    Bus ticket

    Map of the bus station

    Finding your bus company: click here. Once at that website, in "Consulta de Viagens", type "Sao Paulo" (cidade de origem) and choose the best match offered (it will be Sao Paulo - SP), type the name of the city you want to travel, example, Buzios (Buzios - RJ), then click "Consultar" (search). The RJ stands for Rio de Janeiro, in this case, the name of the state where Buzios is located. Sometimes you'll find cities with the same name but in different states, so it's important to know the abbreviation of the state in question.

    Ticket office number: click here. Once on the website, click on the bus symbol. From the list, find the bus company name and click on the respective bus symbol. Guichê = ticket office.

    Unfortunately the map above isn't detailled, so you'll have to find the exact location of the ticket office by yourself. It can be located either at the "Bilheterias Ala Norte" or "Bilheterias Ala Sul". It's also good to know the bus company logo (check their website), so it'll be easier to find spot it.

    I'm not sure if other busses companies accept credit card payment but as far as I remember Passaro Marron only accepts payment in cash. There are ATMs nearby (I think my husband managed to withdraw some money from one). So if you can, have some cash with you, not only for the ticket but also for food and drinks.

    Bus ticket prices will depend on what time, date and bus category (“convencional”, "leito" or “executive”), so it's good to know some Portuguese... When you buy your ticket, they might show you the computer screen with the seating plan and ask you to choose a seat. When you get your ticket, you have 2 pieces of paper, one is your ticket, the other one is more bureaucratic (insurance) and you have to fill it out with your passport number, name of a person in Brazil (who will receive the insurance money in case of your death) and maybe a phone number as well and sign it. I don’t recall if the bus driver kept that paper…

    Check you bus ticket for the platform number (see photo). See the map (it's well signed at the station) above and see where is your platform.

    Keep in mind that traffic is a huge nightmare in Sao Paulo, so buy something to drink and eat for the trip. There are lots of food places at the station, so it will probably be difficult to choose one thing among all those stands. If you like cheese rolls, you might try "pao de queijo". Buy one at "Casa do Pao de Queijo" and if you like, order more to go (they also have mini bite sized pao de queijo as well).

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    Garcia Bus Line

    by finawf Updated Mar 7, 2007

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    Two airports, Congonhas being the domestic hub, almost always delayed but not impossible. Can fly on GOL or TAM to many places for cheap, from $50 upwards. The buses in SP and Brasil in general are very good, use an executivo bus as it will be more comfortable and have a/c, there are also leito buses which recline into a bed for overnight trips...buses are a very efficient and relatively inexpensive way to get around Brasil.

    I have had good experiences with this company, note they only go to destinations in the southwest of the country.

    http://www.viacaogarcia.com.br/

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    THE BIGGEST BUS TERMINAL IN LATIN AMERICA

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jul 19, 2005

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    Rafael and his Mother in tiete Bus Terminal - MIKE

    You can get lost there, it is indeed enormous, but quite organized and with many facilities like a subway station. the Terminal tiet~e is one of the few places in Brazil where you can go to any destination in the country!

    Travelling by bus in Brazil is much more common than travelling by train.

    Some days after my arrival from Canada I stopped in São Paulo to welcome my canadian friend Mike, and I left my mother there to continue her trip to Rio.

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    From Sao Paulo to Iguassu

    by schnaider Written Nov 21, 2008

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    Leito bus seat - kind of
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    I suggest you visit both side from the falls! I was born in iguassu and lived there for many years, each time i visit one side of the falls i thinks its more beautifull than the other, but i couldnt make my mind yet of which one is my favourite! ;)
    Buses from Sao Paulo to Iguassu:

    Trip nbr Departure Arrival Price Kind of bus
    6850 14:30 07:30 85,89 Regular
    7150 16:00 08:05 85,89 Regular
    3610 18:00 07:45 215,85 Bed kind of seats
    6860 20:00 10:55 85,89 Regular

    From Iguassu to Sao Paulo:

    Trip nbr Departure Arrival Price Kind of bus
    6810 14:30 04:25 138,39 Regular
    7100 16:00 08:05 125,69 Regular
    3660 18:00 10:50 216,04 Bed kin dof seat
    4050 18:45 10:30 138,39 Regular
    7000 19:30 11:00 138,39 Regular
    Infos taken from Plumas website

    Enjoy your trip!

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    How to use the buses

    by Jasoninlondon Written May 24, 2004

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    On the buses

    Sao Paulo buses are very useful for getting around. When you get on you can ask the driver if the bus goes to or past the place you are interested in.

    You do not pay the driver. One third down the inside of the bus a person sits collecting the money for the fare. It is a fixed fair regardless of how far you are going. Once you have paid you pass through the small turnstyle and take a seat.

    If you are nervous about where to get off ask the ticket person to tell you. They are normally very good and will tell you when you are at the stop you need.

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    Bus to go everywhere in Brazil

    by Tomtom-Paris Written Feb 16, 2003

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    on the road...

    If you want to travel by bus in Brazil you have to go at the bus station : Rodoviaria Tietê. It's very easy to go there by metro.

    There are many companies, the most confortable is probably "1001".

    SAO PAULO - RIO 5 hours - 40R$

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  • Sao Paulo Guarulhos to Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua

    by bella76 Written Feb 2, 2012

    We are flying into Guarulhos in a few days time and are staying at the Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua. Is it possible to reach the hotel by bus or metro if so do you have any details on how we do this?

    Thank you

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    Going souht by bus?

    by rafgys Written Nov 5, 2007

    If you're heading to Santa Catarina (Florianopolis, Camboriu and so on), the best buses are those by Catarinense (www.catarinense.net).
    Heading even further, Itapemirim (or Penha, tel: 0800-723-2122) goes all the way to Porto Alegre (costs about R$ 140), Pelotas and Rio Grande (www.itapemirim.com.br).

    Anyway ... I'd suggest to check the airlines out before you end up for hours in a bus. These are the cheapest options, as long as you buy the tickets way in advance: GOL (www.voegol.com.br), TAM (www.tam.com.br), BRA (www.voebra.com.br).

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  • GRU to Tiete Station Center

    by matheus2 Written Sep 23, 2008

    The metro line covers only a little part of the city. In your case it`s impossible to go from GRU to the TIÊTE bus station by metro, it doesn`t connect both localizations. I recommend you to take a bus named “Airport bus service” that will take you to the bus station. It’s safe and must cost about $20.You should google it and look for more information like schedule and prices. Good trip

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    Mammoth bus station

    by deeper_blue Written May 22, 2013

    As soon as you arrive in Sao Paolo you realise just how huge the city is by the bus station: over 100 bays! As Rio is close there are numerous buses running there (every 15 mins at peak times) and to other cities in Brazil. You can buy tickets at the bus station from a number of agencies. The roads here in the south are very good although the price is a little high.

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