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Transport to/from São Carlos

How to get to São Carlos from Cumbica International Airport – Guarulhos

1) The arrivals area at Guarulhos Airport (São Paulo) is on the ground floor. When arrive, get out the airport without change the floor. In the outside, before crossing the street, look for the bus box office “Airport Service”. It can be situated at the right or left, depending the arrival terminal.

2) Buy a ticket to the Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (is the most important bus station of São Paulo). The approximate cost is R$ 42,00 (fourty two reals).

3) Take the bus on the street on the outside the bus box office. (Are several buses going to different destinations! Care to take what goes to Tietê – usually the platform 4.)

4) The trip until the Tietê Bus Station  takes up to 30 minutes.

5) When you arrive at the Tietê, go to the upper floor to find the box office. You must to find the Empresa Cruz or Cometa, and buy the ticket to São Carlos (the approximate cost is R$ 56,00 – fifty six reals). Buses leave every 30 minutes normally, and may vary by time.

6) After buying the ticket, went down again to the bottom floor to find the platform indicated in the passage.

7) The trip to San Carlos takes approximately 3:30 a.m. (three and a half hours). There will be a stop on the way after 2h (two hours) travel.

8) Arriving in San Carlos, take a taxi to the hotel.

Accomodation in São Carlos

These are some hotels in the neighborhood of the University of São Paulo, Campus I:


Hotel Indaiá

Rua Jacinto Favoretto, 351  Phone: +55 (16) 3371-9122

Hotel Indaía Residence

Rua Jacinto Favoreto, 782   Phone: +55(16)3373-7575

Hotel Anacã

Avenida São Carlos, 2690    Phone: +55 (16) 3307-8180

Parisi Hotel

Avenida São Carlos, 3161    Phone: +55 (16) 3373-4444/ 3374-3252

Atlantic Inn Residence

Rua Salomão Dibbo, 321 Phone: +55 (16) 3413-9100

Orchid Hostel

Rua das Orquídeas, 715 Phone +55 (16) 3413-3928


Visa for Brazil

Foreign visitors must contact the Brazilian Embassy, Consulate, or the appropriate Office of Tourism, in their home country as soon as possible to determine their individual visa requirements. Please note that the general procedures and rules for obtaining visas to Brazil are based on reciprocity protocols between the involved countries.

Visa requirement for internship students or conference attendees:

If you are from a country for which no visa is required entering as a tourist, simply declare at customs that you come for a workshop and are paying yourself all expenses.

As a general rule, conference attendees from countries for which a visa is required to enter Brazil (e.g., USA, Japan,etc.) should apply for a Temporary Visa [in some Brazilian Consulates (i.e. Boston) this is called Academic/Cultural/Scientific Visa – not a “Business Visa”]. However, you must check the exact type of visa you have to apply for with the specific Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your region/country.

Visa requirement for spouses:

Spouses accompanying (i.e. not registered!) a registered participant should have a valid Tourist Visa to enter Brazil. Again, please double check this information with the specific consulate in your home country/region. Below we provide a link you may find useful.

List of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in many countries (Portuguese):

This link has two tables. The first one has five columns containing the contact information (including URLs in many cases) of many Brazilian Consulates and Embassies in several countries. Below we list the five column labels in Portuguese (as written on the table) and their corresponding translation to English:

1. País (Country)

2. Embaixada no Brasil (Embassy in Brazil)

3. Embaixada brasileira no exterior (Brazilian Embassy abroad)

4. Consulado (Brazilian Consulate abroad) and

5. Vice consulado (Brazilian Vice Consulate abroad).

The info you (most probably) need is on columns 3 and 4.

The second table (on the same link as above) lists the Brazilian Embassies and Consulates abroad by the names of the cities they are located at. The two columns are:

1. Embaixadas brasileiras no exterior (Brazilian embassies abroad) and

2. Consulados brasileiros no exterior (Brazilian consulates abroad).

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