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Practical Information

Congress Location

One of the main venues of the ICLEI World Congress 2024 will be Parque Ibirapuera, South America’s most visited park. Designed by renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, Parque Ibirapuera was inaugurated in 1954 to commemorate the city’s 400th anniversary, and it is a striking example of embracing nature within a city’s limits.

Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras in the city of São Paulo.
Photo Credit: City of São Paulo
Swans, some black and some white, at the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras in the city of São Paulo.
Photo Credit: City of São Paulo

Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras

Within the park’s grounds stands the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras (Pacubra), a distinctive 11,000 square meter building designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1950s and recognized by municipal, state and federal historical heritage bodies. Many of the sessions of the Congress will be held at this site.

Hotels

We have several hotels that we are working with in São Paulo. To help you access the discounted rates at the eligible hotels, we have put together a step-by-step guide (PDF in PT, EN, ES).

Airports

São Paulo is served by four airports:
  • GUARULHOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, shuttle buses, and CPTM train service to downtown São Paulo.

    Tip: Arrive 2 hours before domestic flights and 3 hours before international flights.

  • VIRACOPOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, airport shuttle buses, and private car services.

    Tip: Check for any potential traffic delays on the route, especially during peak travel times.

  • CONGONHAS AIRPORT

    Approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, airport shuttle buses, and public transportation options.

    Tip: Explore nearby Ibirapuera Park if you have extra time before your flight.

  • CAMPO DE MARTE

    Approximately 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, private car services and public transportation.

    Tip: Due to its smaller size and limited facilities, travelers should arrive at least 1-1.5 hours before departure time.

Preparation of the airplane before flight. Airport at the colorful sunset.

Bus Terminals

The city's three major bus terminals offer extensive regional and intercity connections.
  • TIETÊ

    Approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, and public transportation options.

    Tip: Consider arriving early to navigate through the terminal’s vast array of services and departure platforms efficiently.

  • BARRA FUNDA

    Approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, and public transportation options.

    Tip: Familiarize yourself with the terminal layout beforehand to locate your departure platform easily, especially during peak travel times.

  • JABAQUARA

    Approximately 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) from São Paulo’s City Center.

    Accessible via taxis, ride-sharing services, and public transportation options.

    Tip: Check the bus schedules in advance and plan your journey accordingly to avoid potential delays, especially during rush hours.

Bus driving on the road through a forest with green leafy trees.

Road Travel

São Paulo is accessible via nine primary routes for those traveling by car, including:

  • Anchieta (SP-150) and Imigrantes (SP-160)
  • Anhanguera (SP-330)
  • Ayrton Senna – Carvalho Pinto (SP-070)
  • Bandeirantes (SP-348)
  • Castello Branco (SP-280)
  • Fernão Dias (BR-381)
  • Presidente Dutra (BR-116)
  • Raposo Tavares (SP-270)
  • Régis Bittencourt (BR-116)
Aerial view Joao Goulart Elevated Highway (Minhocao) and Santa Cecilia Parish - São Paulo, Brazil

Entry Requirements to Brazil

Please check country-specific requirements for entering Brazil. Note that this information may be updated, so regular checks are advised to stay informed about any changes.

Visa Support

We provide visa support for ICLEI Members and invited speakers. Participants who belong to one of these categories and would like to receive a visa support letter from ICLEI should select the visa requirement option when completing the registration form. However, all other visa related procedures are the responsibility of participants.

Congress App

To ensure a seamless experience, we will provide an app for attendees, including key contacts, venue map and locations, and program schedule. These features will be accessible offline to ensure information is available whenever needed.

Stay tuned for the launch of the Congress app!