Hints to get to Tiradentes. Are you coming by car, bus or plane?
Getting to Vivenda by BR- 265 (road), crossroads – coming from Lavras, São Paulo, Barbacena and Rio de Janeiro: After getting to Tiradentes on the crossroads drive up to the Steam Train station and follow to the bridge. Get the right of the square and left - go pass the gas station (ALE). After the gas station, turn right on the first street, take the second left and finally the fourth right. It will take about 9 minutes by car, around 5,5 km (source: Google maps).
Getting to Vivenda by Estrada Real – coming from Lagoa Dourada, Ouro Preto, Congonhas and Belo Horizonte. When you get to São João Del Rei through BR – 383, at the end of 31 de Março Avenue, take the left on the crossroads that signs the way to Tiradentes and drive until you get to the traffic light. Turn left and go straight ahead until you get to the stone paving. There is the zero point of Estrada Real and Bom Despacho water fall, continue driving until you get to Tiradentes. Once you get to the city, follow the signs to the Historic Center. After a health unit, make the second left and go over the bridge, go pass the bus station and the post office and turn left on the first street to Largo das Mercês. Go pass the church and follow the street that continues behind the covered bus stop. After that, make the first left and third right. It takes about 20 minutes, around 10km (source: Google maps).
Belo Horizonte: follow BR- 040, in the direction of Rio de Janeiro, approximately 9 km after Congonhas, where there is a crossroads on the right to BR – 383 (100 km). After 96 km, passing through São Brás do Suaçuí and Lagoa Dourada, you get to São João Del Rei. At the end of the first avenue (31 de Março) there is a crossroads with signs to Tiradentes. In about 10 km you get to Tiradentes. (see Getting to Vivenda by Estrada Real). For those who prefer a paved road, there is an option to go through the city of São João Del Rei by the crossroads of BR-265 (16km).
Rio de Janeiro: follow BR-040, in the direction of Belo Horizonte. In Barbacena (272km), get BR-265 to São João Del Rei for approximately 50km until the crossroads to Tiradentes (drive on the right). See Getting to Vivenda by crossroads BR-265.
São Paulo: follow BR-381 (Fernão Dias) in the direction of Belo Horizonte until the crossroads to Lavras (378km) – on the right. Continue on BR-265 in the direction of Barbacena, passing the crossroads of São João Del Rei and following to the crossroads of Tiradentes (113km) See Getting to Vivenda by crossroads BR 265.
Ouro Preto: follow MG-443 until you get to the city of Ouro Branco (29 km) and then, drive 17km until the junction with BR-040 (46km). Drive to Rio de Janeiro for 3km where there is a crossroads on the right to BR-383. After 96km, passing through São Brás do Suaçui and Lagoa Dourada, you get to São João Del Rei. At the end of the first avenue (31 de Março) there is a junction with signs to Tiradentes. In about 10 km you get to Tiradentes. (See Getting to Vivenda by Estrada Real).
For those who prefer a paved road, there is an option to go through the city of São João Del Rei by the crossroads of BR-265 (16km).
The nearest airport is in about 13km in São João Del Rei. Azul, the airline company, has departures from different cities. For more information consult the website www.voeazul.com.br.
There is a taxi stand at the airport. The car rental company Localiza, will bring the car to the airport and you will be able to deliver it in the same place. Must be contacted in advance 55/32-3693-6225.
The bus station in Tiradentes is for local buses only, therefore passengers will get off in São João Del Rei and get another bus to Tiradentes (14km). There is a taxi stand at the bus station and a bus line between these cities.
São João Del Rei - Tiradentes
Viação Presidente: 55/32 3371 5767
Viação Vale do Ouro: 55/32 3371 5119
Belo Horizonte - São João Del Rei
Viação Sandra: Belo Horizonte 55/31 3201 2927 / São João Del Rei 55/32 3371 7646
Rio de Janeiro - São João Del Rei
Paraibuna: Rio de Janeiro 55/21 3907 3900 / São João del Rei 55/32 3371 6437
São Paulo - São João Del Rei
Gardênia: São Paulo 55/11 6221 3697 / São João Del Rei 55/32 3371 5767
Ouro Preto - São João Del Rei
Útil: Ouro Preto (information: www.util.com.br) / São João Del Rei 55/32 3371 3840
PS: Some buses leaving Belo Horizonte (through Barbacena) and Rio de Janeiro may pass through Tiradentes.