On weekends, the Vale mining company operates a renovated historic tourist train between Ouro Preto and Mariana, leaving Ouro Preto’s train station once daily on Thursday and twice daily Friday, Saturday and Sunday.…
From the local bus stop just northeast of Praça Tiradentes, Transcotta offers frequent service to Mariana (R$4.45, every 20 minutes from 6am to 11pm), stopping at Minas de Passagem en route.
Services to Rio (R$100 to R$123, eight hours, 10am and 9:30pm daily) and São Paulo (R$154, 11 hours, 7pm daily); the São Paulo bus stops en route at São João del Rei (R$68, 3½ hours).
Long-distance buses leave from Ouro Prêto’s main bus station at the northwest end of town. During peak periods, buy tickets a day in advance.
Services to Belo Horizonte (R$34, two hours, hourly from 6am to 8pm).
Located just northeast of Praça Tiradentes.