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Navigating Your Way to NuttX International Workshop 2023 in Campinas, Brazil: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you excited about attending the upcoming NuttX International Workshop 2023 at FEEC/Unicamp in Campinas, Brazil? To ensure a smooth journey, it’s essential to plan your travel and accommodation ahead of time.

In this article, we’ll provide you with detailed information on how to arrive in Brazil, comparing the benefits and drawbacks of using either Guarulhos Airport or Viracopos Airport. We’ll also explore the city of Campinas, and its vibrant culture, and suggest some excellent places to stay during your visit. Additionally, we’ll cover transportation options including Uber and line buses available in Campinas to help you reach FEEC/Unicamp.

Visa Requirements

Before traveling to Brazil, ensure that you have the necessary visa to enter the country. Visitors from certain countries may require a visa, while others may be eligible for visa-free travel for up to 90 days. To determine your specific visa requirements, visit the official website of the Consulate General of Brazil in Washington, DC at It provides comprehensive information on visa application procedures and requirements.

Arriving in Brazil

When it comes to traveling to Campinas, you have two primary airport options: Guarulhos Airport (GRU) in São Paulo (100 Km from Campinas) and Viracopos Airport (VCP) in Campinas itself. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits and considerations for each airport:

  • Guarulhos Airport (GRU) – Located approximately 100 kilometers southeast of Campinas, Guarulhos Airport is Brazil’s busiest international airport. Here are some key points to consider:
    • Distance: Guarulhos Airport is farther from Campinas compared to  Viracopos Airport, requiring a longer ground transportation journey.
    • Ground Transportation: Several options are available to reach Campinas from Guarulhos Airport, including shared shuttle services, private taxis, and ride-hailing services like Uber. However, it’s important to note that traffic congestion in São Paulo can cause delays during peak hours.
    • Price: As Guarulhos Airport is a major international hub, flights to this airport tend to be more competitively priced than Viracopos. However, it’s crucial to consider the cost and time involved in ground transportation to Campinas.
  • Viracopos Airport (VCP) – Viracopos Airport is situated within Campinas itself, approximately 20 kilometers from the city center. Here’s what you need to know:
    • Distance: Viracopos Airport is significantly closer to Campinas, which means a shorter ground transportation journey.
    • Ground Transportation: Ground transportation options from Viracopos Airport include private taxis, ride-hailing services like Uber, and car rentals. The proximity to Campinas reduces the chances of encountering traffic congestion common in São Paulo.
    • Price: While flight options to Viracopos Airport may be slightly more expensive compared to Guarulhos, the saved time and convenience of reaching your destination swiftly should be taken into account.

Exploring Campinas

The Vibrant City Campinas, a bustling city in the state of São Paulo, offers a delightful mix of culture, technology, and natural beauty. Here are a few highlights:

  • Barão Geraldo
    The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC) – one of the Faculties of UNICAMP – is located in the neighborhood of Barão Geraldo, which houses several university facilities and research institutes. It’s a vibrant area with a lively student community, cozy cafes, and beautiful green spaces.

Accommodation Options

When it comes to finding a place to stay near FEEC/Unicamp in Barão Geraldo, you’ll find a range of options to suit your preferences and budget. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Hotel Matiz Barão Geraldo: This hotel is located just a short distance from FEEC/Unicamp and offers comfortable rooms, modern amenities, and a cnvenient location (
  • Unibarão: If you prefer a more budget-friendly option, Pousada Universitária offers simple and affordable accommodations within walking distance of FEEC/Unicamp (
  • CPV (Casa do Professor Visitante): a dedicated space that provides accommodations for visiting professors and scholars. It offers comfortable housing and a supportive environment for academic exchange and collaboration. As a participant in the technical workshop, you might consider exploring the possibility of staying at the CPV as it’s located inside the campus of Unicamp (some minutes on foot from FEEC/Unicamp).
  • Airbnb: Another interesting option is to look for accommodations on Airbnb. Please search for Barão Geraldo, Campinas.

Getting Around Campinas

  • Uber operates in Campinas, providing a convenient and reliable option for getting around the city. Simply download the Uber app, request a ride, and the driver will pick you up from your location and take you to FEEC/Unicamp or any other destination in Campinas.
  • Line Buses: Campinas has an extensive bus network that can take you to various parts of the city, including FEEC/Unicamp. Google Maps is a reliable resource for navigating bus routes in Campinas. Simply input your starting location and destination, and it will provide you with the most convenient bus options, including schedules and bus stop locations. You will need to buy a ticket using the Transurc App ( you can use it to buy a ticket identified by a QR code using your credit card.


As you prepare for attending in person to the NuttX International Workshop 2023 at FEEC/Unicamp in Campinas, Brazil, plan your arrival at either Guarulhos Airport or Viracopos Airport based on your preferences and convenience. Consider the benefits of each airport and choose the option that suits you best. Enjoy exploring the vibrant city of Campinas and make the most of your stay by choosing suitable accommodation near FEEC/Unicamp in Barão Geraldo. Utilize Uber and ride-hailing services for convenient transportation within the city, and refer to Google Maps for navigating the line bus routes. Have a productive and enjoyable workshop experience at FEEC/Unicamp!

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