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Paraty Bus Hop

Paraty Bus Hop

Travel Pass from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro (Via Paraty & Ihla Grande) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1 - Recommended...

US$140.00

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Costa Verde Bus Hop

Costa Verde Bus Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo (via Ilha Grande & Paraty) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1 - Recommende...

US$130.00

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Pele to Maradona Hop

Pele to Maradona Hop

Travel Pass from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires (via Iguazu Falls) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1 - Minimum Duration: 5 days...

US$340.00

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Jaguar Hop

Jaguar Hop

Travel Pass from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu via Campo Grande, Pantanal & Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Recommended Duration: 09 Days - ...

US$600.00

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Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo

Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo

Get from Ilha Grande to Sao Paulo - Boat/Van Transfer to Paraty then first class bus to Sao Paulo Bus Terminal. Combine the ferry & van transfer t...

US$68.00

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Beleza Hop

Beleza Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu (via Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo & Florianopolis) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. ...

US$400.00

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The Pantanal Hop

The Pantanal Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu via Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo, Pantanal, Bonito. - Frequency: Daily Departures - Suggested ...

US$720.00

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Caipirinha Hop

Caipirinha Hop

Travel Pass from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro (via Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Paraty, Ilha Grande) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum Trave...

US$380.00

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Foz to Rio Bus Hop

Foz to Rio Bus Hop

Travel Pass from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro (via Sao Paulo, Paraty, Ilha Grande) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum Travellers: 1 - R...

US$290.00

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Rio to Foz Bus Hop

Rio to Foz Bus Hop

Travel Pass from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu (via Ilha Grande, Paraty & Sao Paulo) - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1 ...

US$347.00

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Sao Paulo Bus Terminal and Airport transport | May,10 2013

How to get between the Tiete Bus Terminal and the Guarulhos Airport

How to get between the Tiete Bus Terminal and the Guarulhos Airport

Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the World, hosting the largest population of any city in South America and also an important airport and bus terminal hub. As such we have been asked many times about how to get between the Tiete bus terminal and the Guarulhos airport and vice versa.

Although there are two airports in Sao Paulo the far majority of inquires we receive relate to the Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport or GUR for short. Most international flights arrive to and depart from GUR which is located 25 km (18 miles) northeast of the city. Depending on traffic conditions you can reach the downtown area in about 40 min. But you have to take into account that peak hour traffic of this monster city can prolong your journey to about 2 - 3hours some days!

Although Sao Paulo has a number of bus terminals servicing the city, the most known and also one of the largest in the world is the Tiete terminal which is located 26.52 Km from the GUR airport. In Portuguese the word for bus terminal is Rodoviaria, so the Brazilians call it the Rodoviara Tiete.

A=Guarulhos Airport B=Tiete Bus Terminal


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There are a number of options when it comes to choosing transport between the Guarulhos Airport and the Tiete bus terminal. But worth mentioning first is the Airport Bus Service http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/.  You need to purchase your ticket for this bus before you board it at both the airport and bus terminal so look for the Airport bus service ticket desk. On average it departs every 45 minutes and costs between R$35 and R$40 Brazilian Reals per person. Just remember that this bus is not immune to heavy traffic and delays are not uncommon.

If you can share a taxi with a few people it turns out not to be that more expensive at a fare of about R$120 Brazilian Reals. From GUR you can take the official airport taxi to the Tiete terminal which offers fixed prices that you pay beforehand at the Taxi Guarucoop desks located at the exit gates of terminal 1 and 2 on the arrival and lower floor.

On the bottom floor of the Tiete terminal you will also find safe official taxis which offer a fixed price to the airport. Pay the fare at either of the 2 taxi desks on the lower floor and they will give you a ticket to give to the driver as proof of payment. Credit cards are accepted!

If you need another low- priced option, you can connect the metropolitan bus with the subway network. This option may take more than an hour to get between the Tiete terminal and the GUR airport, but it may also be quicker during peak traffic hours. The Tiete terminal has its own subway (metro) stop called the Portuguesa - Tiete attached to it.

Paulista Avenue Sao Paulo

From the Guarulhos Airport you have to take the metropolitan bus to the Tautapé subway station (line 299 or line 257), there you catch the red line and get off at the subway station and change over to the North-South line (blue line) in the direction of Tucuruvi before getting off at the Portuguesa -Tietê station. Just do the reverse if travelling from Tiete to GUR. Here is the map of the subway system: Sao Paulo Metro Map.

If you need to stop overnight before your bus or flight there are not many hotel options close to the Tiete terminal except for some situated in not so recommended areas. The closer decent hotels are not so cheap but you can see some options here which display how many kilometers they are from the terminal in the brackets: hotels close to the Tiete Terminal. On the other hand, you can take the Airport Bus Service and get off at the Paulista Avenue where you have lots of nearby hostel and hotel options.

Brazilians are kind and helpful, even in the megalopolis of Sao Paulo! If you have any doubts a bright smile will go a long way towards getting help with directions!!!

Direct Transfers between GUR and Paraty!

Sao Paulo to Paraty Transfer (including Guarulhos Airport)

Sao Paulo to Paraty Transfer (including Guarulhos Airport)

Sao Paulo to ParatyTransfer - Book Online Now! - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 2 (if travelling alone still make your bo...

R$255.00

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Paraty to Sao Paulo Transfer (including Guarulhos Airport)

Paraty to Sao Paulo Transfer (including Guarulhos Airport)

Paraty to Sao Paulo Transfer - Book Online Now! - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 2 (if travelling alone still make your b...

R$255.00

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