Getting to Paraty

Arriving in Brazil
Paraty lies roughly 250km southwest of Rio de Janeiro and 300km northeast of São Paulo, so both cities are convenient points of entry for those arriving by plane.

Visas
Most Europeans and Latin Americans do not need visas to enter in Brazil, but US, Canadian and Australian citizens, among others, do. Up-to-date information on your country’s visa status can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Arriving in Paraty for the School: Conference Bus
For those going to the Quantum Information School, we arranged for special (free) Conference buses. The buses will depart from both Rio and São Paulo on the morning of Sunday, August 13th. Click here to book a seat (closed).

Arriving in Paraty by regular coach
There are frequent, reliable and comfortable coach (bus) lines to Paraty from Rio (Novo Rio bus station), São Paulo (Tietê bus station) and other cities. A one-way ticket from either of these cities costs around R$80-90. You can book a bus ticket here (tickets become available 1 month before the trip date), or directly at the bus station (see links above). It is also possible to arrange for a private shuttle service by contacting Paraty Tours.