LPHYS'24.    Travel Information:

The thirty-second annual International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'24) will be held from to in the city of São Carlos, Brazil, at the São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, hosted by the University of São Paulo.

Throughout the pandemic, we had to adjust the LPHYS Workshop format. From 2021 to 2023, in-person conferences had to be cancelled in favour of online only. We are happy to announce that LPHYS'24 in Brazil will return to its usual in-person format. We look forward, once again, to seeing all participants enjoy meeting old friends and mingling with new participants at the traditional welcome and dinner parties.

Airports and Flights

There are no direct air flights to São Carlos. The closest airports are Campinas-VCP (~160 km) and Guarulhos-GRU (~240 km). The main airport is the Guarulhos International Airport (GRU). Buses are the most common and comfortable means of transportation to São Carlos.

Below is information on how to get to São Carlos from the Guarulhos International Airport.

From the Guarulhos International Airport, please take a bus to the Tiete Bus Terminal. You can use the Airport Bus Service (~45 BRL (~9 USD)). The trip takes about 30 min, depending on traffic conditions.

Schedule from GRU to Tiete Bus Station

06:00 06:30 07:30 08:30 09:20
10:00 10:40 11:40 12:40 13:20
14:10 15:10 16:10 16:40 17:30
18:10 18:50 19:40 20:30 21:00
21:30 22:00 22:30

Schedule from Tiete Bus Station to GRU

06:30 07:30 08:40 09:40 10:30
12:30 13:30 14:30 16:00 17:00
18:00 19:30 21:40

More Information

For more detailed information on the Airport Bus Service please visit www.airportbusservice.com.br.

Upon arrival at the Tiete Bus Station, please proceed to one of the bus lines bound for São Carlos.

There are two bus services from São Paulo to São Carlos: Cometa (~83 BRL (~16 USD)) and Empresa Cruz (~100 BRL (~19 USD)).

Please find schedules for both bus services and ticket purchase information here.

On arrival at São Carlos, you can take a taxi to any hotel in town.

For more detailed information (electric plug adapters, currency, food, transportation, etc.), please follow one of the São Carlos Travel Guides, e.g.wikivoyage.org for São Carlos and Brazil.

Also, at the Guarulhos International Airport, you can purchase a SIM card for your mobile phone.

Organised Transfer

The organised transfer from the airport will be available for participants upon registration using the corresponding form. More detailed information will be available soon.