Sao Paulo Airport (Guarulhos) Details
Sao Paulo Airport (Guarulhos) Overview
Sao Paulo is the sixth largest city in the world and is the largest city in Latin America. As such, this Brazilian city hosts two large airports with significant amounts of traffic. In addition to the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, the Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport (CGH) is located about 8 kilometers (5 mi) from the center of the city. The Congonhas Airport used to host several international flights but now hosts domestic flights only. The airport code is GRU.
The Sao Paulo International Airport is located 25 kilometers (15 mi) northeast from downtown Sao Paulo.
A company aptly named Sao Paulo Airport Transfers allows transfers from either the Guarulhos International Airport or the Congonhas Airport. Online, you can arrange for pick up from the airport prior to your arrival, and you can pay with most major credit cards.
Guaracoop only serves the Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, but this company is the recommended taxi company when departing. They have kiosks stationed near the exit gate of the first and second terminals. They also claim that their taxi drivers are bilingual.
If you are looking to rent a car in Sao Paulo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Localiza are located at Guarulhos International Airport and Congonhas Airport. Interlocadora is only available at Guarulhos International Airport.
Other Tips, Advice & Information
If you have a long layover in SÃ¯Â¿Â½o Paulo, the airport offers several different dining and shopping options, which might be your best option as SÃ¯Â¿Â½o Paulo is world famous for its traffic jams that occupy most of the day.
When flying within Brazil it is important to remember to keep your valuables out of your checked luggage and on your person at all times. Baggage handlers have been known to take things from luggage from to time to time, so exercise caution.
The reciprocity fee for American Citizens applying for a visa is $140. Depending on the type of visa that you are applying for, you can spend up to a hundred dollars more in fees. For most other nations, a tourist visa to Brazil will cost about $40.
The following airlines fly into the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aerosur, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Avainca Brazil, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, El Al, Emirates, Gol Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Korea Air, LAN Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Peru, Lufthansa, Passaredo Linhas Aereas, PLUNA, Puma Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, TAAG Angola Airlines, TACA Peru, TAM Airlines, Pantanal Linhas Aereas, TAM Airlines Paraguay, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and United Arilines.