São Paulo: Learn More About the Bus Terminals and How to Get Around the City

São Paulo four bus terminals are among the most attended and important stations in Brazil, which is no suprise considering it is one of the most visited cities of the country, both by Brazilians and foreigners.

Every day, thousands of people get to the 5th most populated of world by plane and, especially, by bus.  São Paulo has 4 bus terminals:

 

Tietê Bus Terminal

Tietê Bus Terminal

 

With around 90 thousand passengers a day, Tietê in São Paulo is the 2nd largest bus station in the world. It is the most important terminal of the city and receives about 3000 vehicles every day, connecting the capital to many cities inside and outside Brazil.

 

Tietê bus terminal is well structured and counts with 89 bus platforms, VIP rooms, electronic displays, free Wi-Fi connection, free charging stations, several stores and snack bars, drugstore, restrooms and others.

 

Jabaquara Bus Terminal

Jabaquara Bus Terminal

 

Jabaquara is one of the oldest and most traditional bus terminals of São Paulo, being part of the history of the capital. With 24 platforms, it transports around 15 thousand passengers every day. The bus station also counts with restrooms, waiting rooms, snack bars, stores, luggage storage and ATMs.

 

Another great point is that Jabaquara bus terminal is attached to a subway bus station. On the other hand, it only has departures and arrivals from cities in the coast of the state.

 

Barra Funda Bus Terminal

Barra Funda Bus Terminal

 

With buses to more than 500 cities around Brazil, Barra Funda manages around 40 thousand passengers in 40 platforms every day. The structure of the bus station includes snack bars, stores, restrooms, luggage storage and ATMs.

 

Guarulhos Bus Terminal

Guarulhos Bus Terminal

 

Despite being an independent city, the bus terminal of Guarulhos is in the metropolitan area of São Paulo and is commonly used to arrive or leave the capital. As well as a great structure formed by 20 bus platforms, restrooms, several stores and others, it is also one of the most sustainable stations of the country. There are about 100 different lines transporting more than 4 thousand people a day.

 

 

How to Get Around São Paulo – Transport Inside the City

How to Get Around São Paulo

 

There are several ways to get around São Paulo. We have listed the main ones below:

 

  • Subway: the “metrô” is one of the fastest ways to get around São Paulo. There are 5 lines and over 60 stations throughout the city. All the bus terminals have a subway station near it.

 

  • City Bus: there are over 15.000 buses in São Paulo, with more than a thousand different lines. The buses reach more places than the subway does, so it is commonly used to go to areas the “metrô” can’t get. There is always a bus stop near the bus terminals.

 

  • Taxi: cabs are a comfortable way to get around São Paulo and all the bus terminals has at least one taxi stand next to them. But it is good to remember that it can be quite pricier.

 

  • Uber: this is a cheap alternative to taxis. The smartphone app brings a car within a touch of your hand and is conquering users all over the world, including São Paulo.

 

Have you already been to São Paulo bus terminals or have other tips? Share them in the comments!

 

Images: SkyscraperCity, Passagens Aereas, oficinadodesenho, MetroEasy.com, Via Trolebus, Folha Noroeste.

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