How to arrive in Campinas from Guarulhos Airport (São Paulo International Airport):

Go to Terminal 2 exit (“Wing C” / “ASA C”). After leaving the terminal, outside the airport, look for the “VB/Lira” company booth, where you can buy a bus ticket to Campinas. You can access the bus timetable here (from “Cumbica” to “Campinas”).

The ticket’s price is around R$ 40,00 (in local currency – REAL).

The trip from Guarulhos Airport to Campinas (central bus station) lasts 2 (two) hours.


In this session, we explain the process for acquiring essential documents for travelling to Brazil.



  • Foreign visitors must obtain a visa at one of the Brazilian Embassies or Consulates in other countries (unless the visitor comes from exempted countries).
  • We strongly recommend you check with your local Brazilian diplomatic mission if you need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand. Important: Bear in mind that you must apply for a visa in advance. It might take some weeks for you to get the visa.
  • You will need a passport valid for at least 6 months before the date you plan to depart to Brazil.
  • The Local Committee ( can provide a letter of invitation if you need to present it for acquiring the visa or academic purposes. The Invitation Letter from CNPEM may NOT be enough to obtain a Brazilian visa. Contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate for information on documents to provide.

Travel Insurance

  • Participants selected to the event are required to provide (purchase if necessary) travel insurance for their stay in Brazil.
  • You may consider an insurance policy of your choice to protect your interests concerning cancellations, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property. The conference organizers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.


  • Guarulhos (GRU) Airport (São Paulo International Airport), known as “Cumbica Airport”, is where the majority of foreign participants will arrive. It is located less than 60 minutes from Sao Paulo downtown and around 2 hours from Campinas.
  • The Viracopos (VCP) International Airport is located in one of the major technological poles of Brasil, in Campinas, a town that shelters large universities and state of the art technology corporations.

Exchange Money

  • REAL (R$) is the currency used in Brazil. In Guarulhos or Viracopos Airport it is possible to find some options for exchanging money. In case you are unable to do so while at the airport, in Campinas you can also find exchange offices (for example, at the malls).


  • Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Brazil as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service. It is customary to tip hotel porters, and a gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received.