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ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting

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Public transportation (underground and buses) in Brazil is cheap but can be challenging for visitors. Taxis are not expensive, and there are smartphone applications that facilitate their use. The conference local organizing committee offers an optional paid shuttle service from selected hotels, to and from the conference venue.

Entrance of "metrô" station Butantã (close to USP)

The subway system, in Brazil, is called “metrô”. Buses are called “ônibus”. The single trip fare in São Paulo, regardless of the distance you travel, is now (beginning of 2016) R$3,80 (about one American dollar), either by bus or by subway. If you need to take both, the combined fare is R$ 5,92.

São Paulo "metrô" station, off-peak time 

During peak hours, public transportation may be very crowded and most passengers will be unable to sit. If you are not familiar with the path of buses and their stops, it may be very difficult to get to the correct destination. In the case of subway (underground trains), it is easier to identify the stations.

There are many hotels and hostels within walking distance to the subway stations. From the suggested hotels, access to the University of São Paulo can made by underground, plus 10 minutes by bus.

Brazilian taxis have the usual luminous indicator "taxi", and red license plates.

Taxis, in Brazil, are not expensive. Let us take as an example a passenger travelling from her/his hotel at Avenida Paulista to the Institute of Biosciences of University of São Paulo. The distance is about 10 km. During daytime, the common taxi fare will be about R$35,00 (nearly US$10); during the night, about R$43,00. Special (luxury) taxis have higher fares: about R$51,00 and R$64,00, respectively. Notice that most recommended hotels will be nearer than this specific example.

For people willing to use taxis in São Paulo, there are some smartphone applications (such as EasyTaxi and 99Taxis) that can be very useful. They use the smartphone GPS device to detect your localization, and call nearby taxis.

The organizing committee will also arrange an optional paid shuttle service, using buses and vans, from some selected hotels (the list will be available in January 2017). The daily cost of this service, from selected hotels to the conference venue, and return, will be US$10.

Additional information is available at another page of this web site, called Transportation.

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting   
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   
Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia (ABFHiB)   
São Paulo, Brazil, 16 to 21 July, 2017   

São Paulo, Brazil
16 to 21 July, 2017

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