the large Rodoviaria you can get a bus to almost anywhere in Brazil. Different
bus companies offer buses to different locations. All the bus company offices
are at the front of the building. Bus company names are shown in italics below.
Following is a list of some of the more popular destinations within the state of Goiás, including bus times and prices. The prices listed are for one-way. The buses run seven days per week unless otherwise stated.
Goiánia: There is an excellent service to Goiánia with Araguarina. Buses leave from platform 2 on the bottom floor every 10-15 minutes, from 06:00 until 23:00, the trip costs R$2.60, and tickets can be bought at the booth beside the platform. The trip takes about 1 hour.Brasília: Every hour, on the hour, from 05:00 to 18:00 (except 11:00) and 20:00 and 00:00 with Vian. Costs about R$9.00 and takes 3 hours.
Cristalina: Vian also runs to Cristalina, twice a day at 05:45 and 15:45. The cost is R$12.00 and the trip takes 5 hours. There are two buses daily from Cristalina returning to Anápolis, at 05:00 and 15:30.
Pirenópolis: With São José do Tocantins, there are three daily services to Pirenópolis at 08:30, 14:30 and 17:30. Cost R$6.00. Trip time is 1 hr 30 mins.
Alto Paraiso: Also with São José do Tocantins, one trip per day at 21:30, R$22.50, 8 hour trip on an Executivo bus.
Caldas Novas: With Paraúna there is one service per day leaving Anápolis at 08:30 costing R$12.00. The trip takes 3 hrs 30 mins. Return bus for Anápolis leaves Caldas Novas at 18:00.
Buses destined for Brasília pass through Abadiânia, but do not
officially stop here. To flag them down go to the speed bump (by the Ondulaçao
sign at the opposite side of the main road). The Vian bus passes at about a
quarter to each hour, and the Araguarina bus at about a quarter past each hour,
but as this is not a scheduled stop this can be up to 7-8 minutes either side
of this time. The Vian bus is more likely to stop for you, as the Araguarina
bus is not obliged to. Also if the bus is full the driver will signal you as
he passes and you will have to wait for the next one. The trip takes up to 2hrs
30 mins, costs R$8.50 (try to have change for the driver), and will normally
leave you at the Rodoferroviaria about 2 miles outside Brasília city
centre, from where you can catch a local bus into the central Rodoviaria (also
called Rod P Piloto) for R$1.20.
Returning to Abadiânia from Brasília, you can catch a Vian bus from the central Rodoviaria every hour at 20 minutes to the hour (except 12:40), with the last bus in the evening leaving Brasília at 20:40. The cost is R$6.70.
Goiánia: For the Goiánia bus, wait at the bus stop on the Anápolis side of town, where buses to Goiánia often stop. Note that the Goiánia buses that pass through Abadiânia do not go through Anápolis. The ticket costs R$6 - R$7.
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