Buses from Sao Paulo to Paraty
The bus ride between Sao Paulo and Paraty takes approximately 6 hours. The trip starts with a couple of hours on the nice highway between Sao Paulo and Rio, but then turns off to wind its way down to see level, before winding around the coastline to Paraty. We recommend getting a seat on the right side of the bus for better coastal views.
The only company to offer bus passage between Sao Paulo and Paraty is Reunidas Paulista, and their buses depart from the Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (Sao Paulo's main bus terminal), arriving to the Terminal Rodoviário Vereador Agílio Ramos (Paraty's main bus terminal).
Paulista Reunidas - http://www.reunidaspaulista.com.br/
Classes of buses used on this route are:
Convencional - Semi-bed half recline
Remember to arrive to the Tiete Terminal at least 40 minutes before the scheduled departure because you will need to redeem your ticket at the Reunidas Paulista Ticket Desk; and there they will also tell you which is the platform of the enormous Tiete bus terminal you need to go to get the bus. The buses are equiped with onboad bathroom, and typically they make stops twice along the way at places you can purchase something to drink and eat. Also take a coat or jacket with you as the air conditioning is usually very strong.
Daily Transfers from Sao Paulo to Paraty
There are two departure times for transfers that depart from the Blue Tree Tower Hotel in downtown Sao paulo to Paraty per day, but these only depart with a minimum of 2 people. You meet at the hotel and the van collects you in the morning at 08:30am, and also in the afternoon at 14:40pm. Generally the trip takes 5 hours if not caught in Sao Paulo's notorius traffic while exiting the city. There is a button below which will take you to a page you can make your booking.
Transfers from Guarulhos Airport (GRU) to Paraty
If arriving earlier than 14:30pm, you have the convenient option of being picked up from the Guarulhos airport, and driven directly to Paraty. From a meeting point in one of the airport cafes, the driver comes to collect you firstly for the morning departure around 09:30am, and then the afternoon departure at 15:30pm. If arriving later in the day, you can either stay overnight in a nearby hotel and take the transfer the next morning, or make your way to the downtown Tiete Terminal to get a night bus to Paraty.
Sao Paulo to Paraty Bus Route
The Sao Paulo to Paraty bus route is a popular one, and it is best to book this bus in advance if you can. There is one company with a monopoly on the route, and although it runs a few times a day, seats tend to full up. There are also daily transfers from Sao Paulo to Paraty, which also make pick ups from the Guarulhos Inetrnational airport.
Often travellers make there way from Sao Paulo to Paraty to enjoy a couple of days in the historic coastal town, before moving onto the island of Ilha Grande or direct to Rio de Janeiro.
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