Tietê Bus Terminal

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Tietê Bus Terminal
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General information
LocationAvenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800
São Paulo, São Paulo
Coordinates 23°30′59″S46°37′25″W / 23.516292°S 46.623541°W / -23.516292; -46.623541
Owned bySão Paulo State Government
Operated bySocicam
Transit authoritySão Paulo State Transit Authority
Bus routes1,033
Bus stands89
Bus operators60
Connections São Paulo Metro: Spmetro 1.svg at Portuguesa-Tietê
Platform levels2
ArchitectRenato Viegas [1]
Other information
Website www.terminalrodoviariodotiete.com.br
Opened8 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. [2] 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. [3]



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. [3] 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). [3] 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. [3] Around 295 workers are employed by the terminal for administrative, operational, janitorial, and security purposes. [3] In 2002, the terminal began offering "check-in" service like at an airport for long-distance voyages. [3] Passengers may check their luggage at a baggage counter. Electronic display panels show arrivals and departures at each platform. [3]

The terminal can also be accessed via the Portuguesa-Tietê station on Line 1 of the São Paulo Metro. [3]


The terminal features a 37,750 square metres (406,300 sq ft) garden including more than 40 species of trees. [3]

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. [3]

Locations served

Locations served by the Tietê Bus Terminal are:


* 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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  1. Duarte, Marcelo (11 February 2014). "Tietê: o maior terminal rodoviário do Brasil". São Paulo para Curiosos (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  2. Folha Online - Especial - 2006 - São Paulo 452 (Portuguese)
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Terminal Rodoviário Tietê on Socicam's Official Website (Portuguese)