Buses that depart from Tietê Bus Terminal serve all regions of the country. In all, there are more than a thousand destinations in 21 Brazilian States.
In the Southeast, you can find bus tickets to the States of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. In the South, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Already in the Midwest destinations are Goias and the Federal District.
In the North, the bus companies serve the States of Pará and Tocantins, and in the Northeast, the targets are Maranhão, Ceará, Piauí, Pernambuco, Paraíba. Besides the Brazilian routes, you can also buy bus tickets for five South American countries. They are: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Peru.
The main routes of the bus companies that operates at Tietê Bus Terminal are: São Paulo x Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo x Belo Horizonte, São Paulo x Curitiba and São Paulo x Florianópolis.
About Tietê Bus Station
Considered to be the biggest bus station in the country, the Terminal Rodoviário Governador Carvalho Pinto, also known as Rodoviária Tietê (Tietê Bus station), has a daily flow of 90 thousand people, ranking under only the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, which gets about 200 thousand passengers per day.
First opened in 1982, in 2002 the Bus station went through an improvement process on which the check-in system became alike the one found in airports. During the reforms, some Bus companies applied on the construction of VIP areas with special services for their passengers, such as Wi-Fi, television and reading spots.
The terminal accounts 290 employees to offer the maximum comfort and security to the passengers and to keep its more than 120 thousand square meters organized. It amounts a total of 89 platforms: 72 designed to boarding and 17 to the landing of the people who choose one of the 67 bus companies that work at Tietê.
The main Bus companies that work at Tietê Bus Terminal are 1001, Águia Branca, Expresso Brasileiro, Expresso do Sul, Itapemirim and Jóia.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
How to reach
The Bus terminal is close to Marginal Tietê (Tietê river’s border street), So people who come by car from Lapa or Castelo Branco highway must get the local lane and follow the indications available right after passing the Center Norte Mall (Shopping Center Norte). People coming from Penha or Ayrton Senna and Presidente Dutra highways must get the overpass to Cruzeiro do Sul Bridge (Ponte Cruzeiro do Sul).
The ones who choose public transport can drop on Portuguesa-Tietê station on the line 1 – blue on the subway, or consult which is the best bus on the SPTrans website.
Main Bus lines to São Paulo
Rio de Janeiro x São Paulo, João Pessoa x São Paulo, Araraquara x São Paulo and Caruaru x São Paulo.