Sao Paulo (tiete)
Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is the business center and its population of over 11 million people, inside the city limits, makes it the largest city in South America. It is the center of Brazil’s booming banking sector and home of the Brazilian stock market.
However, Sao Paulo has a charm beyond its business exterior. Like any major metropolitan city, Sao Paulo attracts people from all over and is a melting pot of culture, food, music and art. It is known for its eclectic architecture, street art and also for its four main football teams. Sao Paulo will also host the 2014 World Cup Inaugural Game and host Olympic Games as well.
While searching for a bus ticket, it is important to pay attention to the bus stations.
Some destinations only have routes to one bus station and others more than one station. Depending on where you will stay in the city, it can make a difference in time and price if you have a choice in bus stations. Here is a brief summary of each station:
While searching for a bus ticket, it is important to pay attention to the bus stations. There are five options in the drop down menu for Sao Paulo on Brazilbustravel.com.
Sao Paulo - All Stations
Sao Paulo - Tiete
Sao Paulo - Barra Funda
Sao Paulo - Guarulhus
Sao Paulo - Jabaquara
Some destinations only have routes to one bus station and others more than one station. Depending on where you will stay in the city, it can make a difference in time and price if you have a choice in bus stations.
Bus stations in Sao Paulo:
Terminal Rodoviário Tietê – Tiete Bus Station
When speaking to a Portuguese speaker you can just say: Rodoviario Tiete or (Hodo-vee-are-ee-ah Chee-eh-teh)
The Tiete Station, located in Sao Paulo’s North Zone, is the second largest bus station in the world. It is open 24 hours a day and serves over 1,000 cities in 21 Brazilian States, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Peru. There are around 135 ticket counters, selling tickets for over 300 bus lines that have buses arriving and departing from 89 platforms. It is big! It also has all of the amenities you would expect; restaurants, ATMs, Wi-Fi service, shops and restrooms with showers. Navigating to your destination in the city is easy, as Terminal Tiete is connected to the Blue Line of the SP metro system.
Terminal Rodoviário Barra Funda – Barra Funda Bus Station
When speaking to a Portuguese speaker you can just say: Rodoviario Barra Funda or (Hodo-vee-are-ee-ah Baha-Foonda)
The Barra Funda Station, located in Sao Paulo’s West Zone, caters to 573 cities, in six Brazilian states, and even to Bolivia. It has 28 boarding and 12 arrival platforms used to attend the 34 bus companies and 139 bus lines. Barra Funda Station is a metro station, intercity bus station, local bus station and train station, all in one building. For this reason, it can be a bit tricky. You will want to look for the long row of intercity bus ticket counters to retrieve your ticket. You can expect to find conveniences such as snacks, small stores, restrooms with showers, lockers and ATMs.
Terminal Rodoviário Jabaquara – Jabaquara Bus Station
When speaking to a Portuguese speaker you can just say: Rodoviario Jabaquara or (Hodo-vee-are-ee-oh Jaba-kwara)
The Jabaquara Station, located in the South Zone of Sao Paulo, caters to the coastal region of Sao Paulo. It has 19 boarding and 5 arrival platforms. There are 5 bus companies and 10 bus lines. Most trips from here are for those seeking weekend getaways to the beach. If arriving in Sao Paulo at Jabaquara Station, you can get to your city destination easily, as it is connected to the Blue Line of the metro.
Terminal Rodoviário Guarulhos – Guarulhos Bus Station
When speaking to a Portuguese speaker you can just say: Rodoviario Guarulhos or (Hodo-vee-are-ee-ah Gwaroo-lee-oose)
The Guarulhos Station is located in the city of Guarulhos, near the Guarulhos International Airport. It has routes to destinations all over Brazil and to Peru and Chile. There are a total of 20 departure and arrival platforms, 15 ticket counters, and general amenities such as snacks, restrooms with showers, lockers and ATMs.