Booking (São Paulo to other cities) bus tickets as a foreigner

Travelling in Brazil is an amazing chance to get to know new cultures and widen your world view.

Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America and fifth biggest country in the world.

São Paulo is the largest city of the country with the largest concentration of skyscrapers after New York and Hong Kong.

If you have chosen to visit this dynamic and modern city, bear in mind that travelling by bus from São Paulo to other cities is very easy and not as expensive as travelling by plane.

The city is located on the river Tietê and its main bus station has the same name – Tietê Bus Station.

What are the best cities to visit, what useful tips are worth remembering and how to book bus tickets when you are a foreigner?

Buy bus tickets online

Every experienced traveler knows that there are many things to think about and organize while travelling to a foreign country.

When you have the opportunity to book tickets online, it’s a brilliant idea. It will save your time and nerves.

Nowadays, there are many websites that you can use when booking bus tickets for example Brazil Bus Travel.

You do not need a Brazilian ID or Brazilian credit card to book the tickets using this website. Just select your departing city (São Paulo – Tietê (SP)) and choose your destination.

Pick a date and choose the best offer from a variety of results.

Select your seat and proceed to payment options. Done.

Tietê São Paulo bus station

Once you have bought the bus ticket online, you will receive the confirmation on your e-mail along with the description of how to collect the ticket on the bus station.

Tietê Bus Terminal

Please remember that you do not print the bus tickets in Brazil, you just have to collect them at least one hour before the departure time.

When arriving at the Tietê São Paulo bus station it is worth to know what to expect.

It is the world’s second largest bus complex and largest of Latin America.

The Bus Station is accessible for the disabled, elderly and wheelchair users.

You will find different shops there, a parking lot and baggage storage.

What places it is worth to visit taking the bus from São Paulo

When buying the tickets, remember that the buses in Brazil have a very high standard that may surprise you in the positive way.

You can read more about it here.

What are the places that we recommend you to see?

  • Rio de Janeiro needs no introduction. It is a popular tourist destination with Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The city of contrasts is definitely worth exploring,
  • Paraty – city pretty as a picture. It is a Portuguese colony founded in 1667. The cobbled streets and gorgeous building will take your breath away,
  • Buzios – Brazilian resort known as holiday destination with beautiful beaches. If you want to try surfing, choose Geribá beach.