Roads and Highways
Covering a total length of around 35,000 kilometers (21,748 miles), the State of São Paulo’s roads and highways are amongst the most modern and best kept in the country. According to the National Transportation Council (CNT), 81% of the principle surfaced roads crossing the State are considered excellent or good (2012).
From the State capital, a radial road system provides access to:
- The North of the State, Minas Gerais and Brazil's Midwest – Anhanguera-Bandeirantes system;
- The West of the State and the region of Sorocaba – Raposo Tavares and Presidente Castello Branco Highways;
- Vale do Paraíba (Paraíba Plains), Northern Coast and Rio de Janeiro – Presidente Dutra and the Ayrton Senna-Carvalho Pinto System Highways;
- Port of Santos – Anchieta-Imigrantes system.
Linking this set of highways are important transversal roads such as D. Pedro I, connecting Campinas to the Vale do Paraíba, and Santos Dumont, connecting Campinas to the region of Sorocaba.
The State of São Paulo is linked to other regions of the Country through a number of roads, most notably: Presidente Dutra, heading towards Rio de Janeiro, Fernão Dias, heading to the city of Belo Horizonte passing through the southern area of the state of Minas Gerais; and Régis Bittencourt, heading south to Curitiba.