Sao Paulo Airport (GRU), fully named Guarulhos – Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport is one of four airports serving the most populous and largest city of Brazil. It is also the busiest airport in Brazil with about 40 million passengers annually. It serves as a hub for Gol Transportes Aereos, LATAM Brazil and Azul Brazilian Airlines.
The airport is located in the municipality of Guarulhos, about 26 km from Sao Paulo city centre. There are several ways to get to and from the airport.
How to get from Guarulhos Airport to Sao Paulo
You will find several companies providing transport to and from Guarulhos Airport.
ETMU carrier operates between the airport and city centre of Sao Paulo, as well as Tietê and Barra Funda bus stations and Tatuapé subway station. The bus stops at all terminals.
There are several more bus companies that provide transport to several other places:
- Transurbano Guarulhos – regions of Guarulhos (Terminal Cecap and Shopping Internacional)
- LIRABUS – shuttle service between Campinas and Guarulhos Airport
- LITORÂNEA – cities such as Bertioga, São Sebastião, Boiçucanga, Barra do Uma, Riviera and Ubatuba
- VIAÇÃO COMETA – cities such as Santos, São Vicente and Praia Grande
The airport airlines LATAM and Gol provide their own shuttle service for free. Buses operate from Guarulhos Airport to Congonhas Airport.
It is also possible to travel to and from the airport by train. The airport lies on the 13-Jade line of the Companhia Paulistana De Trens Metropolitanos – CPTM. Therefore, the train connects the airport to the Engenheiro Gourlat station from where you can continue to stations Tatuapé and Brás via Line 12 – Safira.
Getting from Guarulhos Airport to the city by taxi is a convenient way for those who don’t like using public transport. Guarucoop is an official airport taxi that provides 24/7 service. It is possible to order a taxi at all terminals. The price from the airport to the city starts at approximately €13.
Another way to travel from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car
For those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. This might be even cheaper than taking a taxi. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.
Renting a bus
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
FAQ – Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport
In case you arrive at a time when there are no buses or trains operating, you can consider taking a taxi since it is available 24/7.
Yes, you will find several currency exchange stores of Banco Safra and Banco do Brasil Exchange at terminals 2 and 3.
Yes, the airport provides free WiFi service during the first four hours. Additional hours can be purchased.
Yes, you will find luggage storage service provided by Malex at terminals 2 and 3. One of the offices works 24/7.
Yes, several bus companies offer transport to different places outside Sao Paulo, you can check them in the text above. For all other desired routes you can check GetByBus.