Tietê Bus Terminal

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Tietê Bus Terminal
Terminal Rodoviário Tietê.jpg
Station statistics
Address Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, Santana - São Paulo, SP
Coordinates 23°30′59″S 46°37′25″W / 23.516292°S 46.623541°W / -23.516292; -46.623541Coordinates: 23°30′59″S 46°37′25″W / 23.516292°S 46.623541°W / -23.516292; -46.623541
Connections Line 1.tiff Portuguesa-Tietê (SP Metro)
Other information
Opened 9 May 1982
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Socicam
Website Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
Location
Tietê Bus Terminal is located in São Paulo
Tietê Bus Terminal
Location within São Paulo

The Tietê Bus Terminal (Portuguese: Terminal Rodoviário Tietê) is the largest bus terminal in Latin America, and the second largest in the world, after the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.[1] The terminal is located in the Santana district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The official name in Portuguese is Terminal Rodoviário Governador Carvalho Pinto, named after Carlos Alberto Alves de Carvalho Pinto, a former Governor of the State of São Paulo.[2]

Operations[edit]

Comprising an area of 120,000 square metres (1,300,000 sq ft), the terminal operates 24 hours a day and serves 21 Brazilian states.[2] There are 65 bus companies, 135 ticket counters, and 304 bus lines, serving 1,010 cities in five countries (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay).[2] To accommodate this volume, there are 70 boarding platforms and 19 platforms for arrivals. On the busiest days, according to need, the platforms can be reversed. Coaches also have a "waiting parking lot", which has a capacity of 70 vehicles. The terminal has a daily circulation of 90,000 people and 3,000 buses.[2] Around 295 workers are employed by the terminal for administrative, operational, janitorial, and security purposes.[2] In 2002, the terminal began offering "check-in" service like at an airport for long-distance voyages.[2] Passengers may check their luggage at a baggage counter. Electronic display panels show arrivals and departures at each platform.[2]

The terminal can also be accessed via the Portuguesa-Tietê station on Line 1 of the São Paulo Metro.[2]

Gardens[edit]

The terminal features a 37,750 square metres (406,300 sq ft) garden including more than 40 species of trees.[2]

Additional services[edit]

The terminal offers 53 shops, 11 commercial vendor kiosks, 21 food-service vendors, a travel agency, free WiFi connection, free charging stations for laptops and cell phones, a pharmacy, a post office, a vaccination clinic, and 9 ATMs.[2]

Locations served[edit]

Locations served by the Tietê Bus Terminal are:

Regions

* The remaining locations are served by the Palmeiras-Barra Funda and Jabaquara bus terminals.

Companies and destinations[edit]

The following companies operate in the terminal. Major destinations are shown in parentheses.

Domestic destinations[edit]

São Paulo

Greater São Paulo
Airports
Interior
Coastal

Rio de Janeiro

Minas Gerais

    • Bragança (Extrema, Cambuí, Pouso Alegre, Varginha, São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Monte Sião, Ouro Fino)
    • Cambuí (Cambuí, Itapeva, Extrema, Camanducaia)
    • Campo Belo (Campo Belo, Perdões, Arantina, Formiga)
    • Cometa (Belo Horizonte, Juiz de Fora, Poços de Caldas, São Lourenço, Caxambu, Cruzília)
    • Continental (Araxá, João Pinheiro, Patos de Minas, Paracatu, São Gotardo)
    • Expresso União (Passos, São Sebastião do Paraíso, Itaú de Minas)
    • Gardênia (São João Del Rey, Ouro Fino, Lavras, Nazareno, Barbacena, Barroso, Bom Sucesso)
    • Gontijo (Belo Horizonte, Bocaiuva, Montes Claros, Sete Lagoas, Januária, Almenara, Janaúba, Espinosa )
    • Itapemirim (Governador Valadares, Teófilo Otoni, Ipatinga, Caratinga, Muriaé)
    • Nacional Expresso (Uberlândia, Frutal, Monte Alegre de Minas, Ituverava)
    • Nasser (Guaxupé, Muzambinho, São Sebastião do Paraíso)
    • Pássaro Marron (Itajubá, Paraisópolis, Brasópolis, Delfim Moreira)
    • Real Expresso (Uberaba, Araguari)
    • Salutaris (Viçosa, Jequitinhonha, Visconde do Rio Branco, Coimbra, Almenara, Raul Soares, Ubá)
    • Santa Cruz (Muzambinho, Poços de Caldas, Paraguaçu, Alfenas, Três Corações, Pouso Alegre, São Thomé das Letras, Itajubá, Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Ouro Fino, Itajubá, Lambari).
    • Santa Teresinha (Varginha, Boa Esperança, Três Pontas)
    • São Cristóvão (Divinópolis, Abaeté, Itapecerica, Lagoa da Prata, Pitangui)
    • São Geraldo (Teófilo Otoni)
    • Util (Ouro Preto, Ouro Branco, Mariana, Santos Dumont, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Barbacena, Barroso, Lavras, São João Del Rey, Lagoa Dourada, Nazareno, Barroso)

Paraná

Santa Catarina

Rio Grande do Sul

Distrito Federal

Espírito Santo

Goiás

Tocantins

    • Gontijo (Palmas)
    • Reunidas Paulista (Palmas)
    • Transbrasiliana (Paraíso do Tocantins)

Bahia

Pernambuco

Ceará

Maranhão

Piauí

Paraíba

Alagoas

Sergipe

Rio Grande do Norte

Pará

Rondônia

Acre

International destinations[edit]

Argentina

    • Crucero Del Norte (Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Rosário, Santa Fé, Puerto Iguazú, Posadas)
    • Pluma Internacional (Buenos Aires, Paso de los Libres)
    • Penha (Córdoba, Santa Fé, Resistência, Corrientes)

Chile

    • Chile Bus (Santiago)
    • Pluma Internacional (Santiago)

Paraguay

    • Brujula (Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Coronel Oviedo)
    • Pluma Internacional (Asunción, Ciudade del Este)
    • Sol del Paraguay (Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Coronel Oviedo)

Uruguay

    • EGA/Revelación (Montevideo, Punta del Este, San Carlos)
    • TTL (Montevideo, Punta del Este, San Carlos)

Peru

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