Tietê Bus Terminal

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Tietê Bus Terminal
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LocationAvenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, Santana - São Paulo, SP
Coordinates 23°30′59″S46°37′25″W / 23.516292°S 46.623541°W / -23.516292; -46.623541 Coordinates: 23°30′59″S46°37′25″W / 23.516292°S 46.623541°W / -23.516292; -46.623541
Owned by São Paulo Metro
Operated by Socicam
Connections Line 1.tiff Portuguesa-Tietê (SP Metro)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Website Terminal Rodoviário Tietê
Opened9 May 1982
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Tietê Bus Terminal
Location within São Paulo
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Tietê Bus Terminal
Tietê Bus Terminal (Brazil)

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]

Portuguese language Romance language that originated in Portugal

Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. Reintegrationists maintain that Galician is not a separate language, but a dialect of Portuguese. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).

Bus station structure, larger than a bus stop, where city or intercity buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers

A bus station is a structure where city or intercity buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers. While the term bus depot also refers to a bus station, it can also refer to a bus garage. A bus station is larger than a bus stop, which is usually simply a place on the roadside, where buses can stop. It may be intended as a terminal station for a number of routes, or as a transfer station where the routes continue.

Latin America Region of the Americas where Romance languages are primarily spoken

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America. The term "Latin America" was first used in an 1856 conference with the title "Initiative of the America. Idea for a Federal Congress of the Republics", by the Chilean politician Francisco Bilbao. The term was used also by Napoleon III's French government in the 1860s as Amérique latine to consider French-speaking territories in the Americas, along with the larger group of countries where Spanish and Portuguese languages prevailed, including the Spanish-speaking portions of the United States Today, areas of Canada and the United States where Spanish, Portuguese and French are predominant are typically not included in definitions of Latin America.



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]

States of Brazil administrative entity of Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is a union of 27 federated units : 26 states and one federal district. The states are generally based on historical, conventional borders which have developed over time. The Federal District cannot be divided into municipalities, according to the Brazilian Constitution, the Federal District assumes the same constitutional and legal powers, attributions and obligations of the states and municipalities, instead, it is divided by administrative regions.

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

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. [2]

Additional services

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

Locations served by the Tietê Bus Terminal are:

Mesoregion of Araraquara Mesoregion in Southeast, Brazil

The Mesoregion of Araraquara is one of the 15 mesoregions of the São Paulo state, Brazil. It is located on the center of the state, and has an area of 9,451.2 km².

Microregion of São Carlos Microregion in Southeast, Brazil

The Microregion of São Carlos is located on the east-center of São Paulo state, Brazil, and is made up of 6 municipalities. It belongs to the Mesoregion of Araraquara.

Microregion of Caraguatatuba Microregion in Southeast, Brazil

The Microregion of Caraguatatuba, often referred as Litoral Norte, is a microregion in the easternmost coastal part of São Paulo State, Brazil. The microregion is bordered by the state of Rio de Janeiro to the east. It is a famous touristic destination, mainly because of the 160 beaches. According to IBGE, Caraguatatuba Microregion has a GDP of R$2,019,94,.048,00 and a population of 281,532 people spread over an area of 1,947.702 km², which means that the density is 144.5/km². The population increases considerably during the summer, because of the tourists.

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

Companies and destinations

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

Domestic destinations

São Paulo

Greater São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro

Minas Gerais


Santa Catarina

Rio Grande do Sul

Distrito Federal

Espírito Santo











Rio Grande do Norte




International destinations






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