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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]

Tietê Bus Terminal
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LocationAvenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, Santana - São Paulo, SP
Coordinates23°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
Owned bySão Paulo Metro
Operated bySocicam
Connectionslink = Line 1 (São Paulo Metro) Portuguesa-Tietê (SP Metro)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteTerminal Rodoviário Tietê
History
Opened9 May 1982
Location
Tietê Bus Terminal is located in São Paulo
Tietê Bus Terminal
Tietê Bus Terminal
Location within São Paulo
Tietê Bus Terminal is located in Brazil
Tietê Bus Terminal
Tietê Bus Terminal
Tietê Bus Terminal (Brazil)

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OperationsEdit

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]

GardensEdit

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

Additional servicesEdit

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 servedEdit

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 destinationsEdit

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

Domestic destinationsEdit

São Paulo

Greater São Paulo
Airports
Interior
Coastal

Rio de Janeiro

Minas Gerais

Paraná

Santa Catarina

Rio Grande do Sul

Distrito Federal

Espírito Santo

Goiás

Tocantins

Bahia

Pernambuco

Ceará

Maranhão

Piauí

Paraíba

Alagoas

Sergipe

Rio Grande do Norte

Pará

Rondônia

Acre

International destinationsEdit

Argentina

Chile

Paraguay

Uruguay

Peru

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