|Location||Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, Santana - São Paulo, SP|
|Owned by||São Paulo Metro|
|Website||Terminal Rodoviário Tietê|
|Opened||9 May 1982|
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. 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.
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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. 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). 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. Around 295 workers are employed by the terminal for administrative, operational, janitorial, and security purposes. In 2002, the terminal began offering "check-in" service like at an airport for long-distance voyages. Passengers may check their luggage at a baggage counter. Electronic display panels show arrivals and departures at each platform.
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The terminal can also be accessed via the Portuguesa-Tietê station on Line 1 of the São Paulo Metro.
Line 1 (Blue) was the first line built for the São Paulo Metro. It links Tucuruvi Station to Jabaquara Station. Construction began in the late 1960s and was completed in the early 1970s. It was also the first metro line built in Brazil.
The terminal features a 37,750 square metres (406,300 sq ft) garden including more than 40 species of trees.
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.
Locations served by the Tietê Bus Terminal are:
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* The remaining locations are served by the Palmeiras-Barra Funda and Jabaquara bus terminals.
The following companies operate in the terminal. Major destinations are shown in parentheses.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio Grande do Sul
Rio Grande do Norte
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