Bus to Ouro Preto in Brazil

Enjoy your bus trip to Ouro Preto and get to know Brazil like never before!

Getting to Ouro Preto by bus

Ouro Preto is a city in Minas Gerais, 107 km away from Belo Horizonte, and is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the state. The many churches of the city (there are 23!) date back to the mining era in Brazil, when the province was still called Vila Rica and was one of the major spots for this business.

Not coincidentally, Ouro Preto holds the title of World Heritage by UNESCO. The has the largest architectural ensemble of Brazilian Baroque, with the Aleijadinho Museum as chief representative. Some churches host museums inside, making up for an even more complete visitor experience.

Despite the overwhelming history, the mining town doesn’t live in the past. Students from the Federal University of Ouro Preto help bring the city to life, hosting parties, cultural events, concerts and festivals throughout the year.


When to go to Ouro Preto

All year! Ouro Preto is a destination that can be enjoyed from January to December. The temperature of this beautiful city vary between 6°C and 28°C. The climate is characterized by being drier in winter (from May to October), and having sparse rains during summer. The hot weather between December and February is a special complement to the Carnival celebration, well known for the wild parties held in the city.

Ouro Preto Horizonte Bus Station:

Ouro Preto Bus Station is located at Plaza Rio Branco 100, in Downtown. It gets buses from many Brazilian states: Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, São Paulo Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and the Federal District. There are also routes to Minas Gerais’s countryside. The bus station provides other services such as parking, tour desk, luggage storage, lost and found and cafes and restaurants. This terminal is open 24 hours a day, so if you need any help or advice from the bus station you can always call their number +55 (31) 3277-9506.

Main bus routes to Ouro Preto

The Ouro Preto bus station is located in the Rua Padre Rolim 661, in the São Cristovão neighborhood. If you need any help or advice from the bus station you can call their number +55 (31) 3559-3252 – but it’s possible that the support is in Portuguese. Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto: Util is the bus company which operates on the route from Rio de Janeiro to Ouro Preto. The trip lasts 6 hours 30 minutes and the bus leaves from the Novo Rio bus station in Rio de Janeiro twice a day. São Paulo to Ouro Preto: You can go from São Paulo to Ouro Preto with the bus company Util. The trip takes 10 hours by bus. 2 buses depart daily from Tiete Bus Station.

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