In order to help in your travel plans, the local organizing committee is making every effort to facilitate your travel arregements to São Carlos and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. This page provides the following information:
- Visa Information
- Travel Agency
Depending on the agreements between Brazil and your country of citizenship, a visa may be required to enter in Brazil. Please contact the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate Office for more information and required forms. Please note that Visas must be obtained prior to departure.
Who needs a Visa? Please click here to see the list of countries.
In order to facilitate the processing of your visa for this event, please present to the Brazilian Consulate/Embassy a printed registration receipt for CBMS 2015 with your visa application. This receipt will be emailed to you once your registration application has been approved by the event and paid.
From SÃO PAULO to SÃO CARLOS (best option)
1) By car ( Localiza car rental ) :
Driving from SÃO PAULO to SÃO CARLOS (3 hours) : Coming from "Rodovia Bandeirantes", take “Rodovia Washinton Luis”. This route has tolls. The tolls should cost around 40 reais (around USD 13.00).
2) By bus:
After arriving at the International Airport in Sao Paulo, you must get to the bus station (Rodoviaria in Portuguese).You can go by taxi (around USD 35.00 and 45 minutes), or by another bus (the Airport Bus Service).
2.1) Airport bus service:
Departs from Sao Paulo at “International Airport Guarulhos”. R$ 42.00 (around USD 15.00)
Departure/arrival times: 5h45, 6h40, 7h50, 8h40, 9h30, 10h40, 11h30, 12h20, 13h20, 14h20, 15h10, 16h00, 16h50, 17h50, 18h50. 19h40, 20h30, 21h35, 22h15, 23h10, 00h05, 01h30, 03h00, 04h30.
Once arriving in the Tiete bus station you can buy a ticket from another bus company, as follows:
2.2) Viação Cometa bus company:
Departs from Sao Paulo at “Rodoviaria do Tiete”.R$ 55.64 (around USD 20.00)
Departure/arrival times: 6h00, 7h00, 8h00, 9h00, 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 13h00, 14h00, 15h00, 16h00, 17h00, 18h00, 20h00, 22h00.
2.3) Empresa Cruz bus company:
Departs from Sao Paulo at “Rodoviaria do Tiete”. R$ 54.20 (around USD 20.00)
Departure/arrival times: 5h30, 7h30, 8h30, 9h30, 10h30, 11h30, 12h30, 13h30, 14h30, 15h30, 16h30, 17h30, 18h30, 19h30, 21h30, 22h30, 23h30.
The trip to SÃO CARLOS from SÃO PAULO by bus takes 4 hours. Once there, the best option is to get a taxi from Sao Carlos bus station (called Rodoviaria) to your hotel. The taxi should cost around 15-20 reais (USD 10.00).
From RIBEIRÃO PRETO to SÃO CARLOS
3) By car ( Localiza car rental ) :
Driving from RIBEIRÃO PRETO to SÃO CARLOS (1 hour and 20 minutes): Coming from "Rodovia Eng. Thales de Lorena Peixoto", take “Avenida Prof. Luís Augusto de Oliveira”. This route has tolls. The tolls should cost around 13 reais (USD 5.00).
4) By bus:
Take a taxi to the Ribeirão Preto bus station and take a direct bus to São Carlos.
Empresa Cruz bus company:
Departs from Ribeirão Preto at “Terminal Rodoviario Ribeirão Preto ”. R$ 24.75 (around USD 10.00)
Departure/arrival times: 6h30, 8h30, 10h30, 12h30, 16h30, 18h30, 20h30.
The trip to SÃO CARLOS from RIBEIRÃO PRETO by bus takes 1 hours and 50 minutes. Once there, the best option is to get a Taxi from Sao Carlos bus station (called Rodoviaria) to your hotel. The taxi should cost around 15-20 reais (USD 10.00).
The organizing committee has selected some nearby hotels for CBMS attendees. We encourage to book their rooms as soon as possible. Following we list some of them in São Carlos:
Atlantic Inn Residence
Central Park Hotel
Hotel Pousada Ype
Hotel Indaiá Residence
San Ciro Apart Hotel
Following we list some nearby hotels in Ribeirao Preto:
Pousada Santa Rita
Plaza Inn Master Hotel
Comfort Inn & Suites
For further informations or any questions, please contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
More informations about accomodation and transfer to/from the airport are at Terra Sol Turismo.
Terra Sol Turismo
Address: Rua Marechal Deodoro, 2209. Centro - São Carlos, SP.
Cep (zipcode): 13560-200
Telephone: +55 (16) 3413-0323