Arrival Instructions

The ICTP South American Institute is located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda) on the same side of the bus/subway terminal as the Record television station. The official address for IFT-UNESP is R. Dr. Bento Teobaldo Ferraz 271 – Barra Funda – São Paulo, which is the entrance to the parking lot behind the institute. But the address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus.

From the International  Guarulhos Airport:

There is a direct bus from the international Guarulhos Airport to the Barra Funda Bus Station. It is a blue air-conditioned bus  to `Terminal Rodoviario Barra Funda’ which leaves every 60-70 minutes from a bus-stop which is halfway between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.  The ticket is sold at a counter near the car-rental agencies,  outside the airport near the sidewalk.  Terminal Rodoviario Barra Funda is the final stop which is the Barra Funda bus station and depending on traffic, the trip might take between 30 and 60 minutes. Bus fare & Schedule

There are also Taxi and Uber services at the airport. Taxis are located on the arrivals floor and Uber are located on the boarding floor. Below, the estimated fares from the airport to the hotel:

Taxi: 140-150 BRL
Uber X: 90-115 BRL

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Subway arrival :

If you are coming by subway, take the red line and get off at the last station which is Palmeiras-Barra Funda. Subway Fare & Schedule

From Barra Funda Station to ICTP-SAIFR:

Follow the signs to the exit which is called Av. Marquis de Sao Vicente. After passing through the turnstiles, turn left and walk until the end of the station. At the end of the station, go down the stairs and you will see immediately a large white and blue building across the street in front of you. The white and blue building is the Instituto de Artes, and next to it is a large white and green building which is the Instituto de Fisica Teorica. Enter in the gate between the two buildings, and the ICTP-SAIFR is on the first floor of the white and green building.


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Ground Transportation from Guarulhos airport to The Universe Flat

Ground Transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat