Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl

Sao Paulo, Brazil

About The Airport

São Paulo Guarulhos - often called just GRU Airport - is the main international airport serving São Paulo. One of the busiest airports in Latin America, it has 3 passenger terminals and is known locally as Cumbica Airport after the district it's in. The airport has the distinction of being located on the Tropic of Capricorn.


Free Wi-Fi is available for one hour only, but you can buy more time or faster service. For free, unlimited Wi-Fi, why not head to a Priority Pass lounge?

Getting to and from the airport

The airport is 25km from downtown São Paulo.

Taxi - Guarucoop, the exclusive taxi operator from GRU airport, has fixed rates according to the area of the city you're travelling to. It can be found at Arrivals in all 3 terminals. You can use any company when travelling to the airport.

Bus - buses connect the airport with Congonhas Airport, Republic Square, Tietê and Barra Funda bus terminals, Augusta Hotels Circuit and Tatuapé metro station.

Train - the nearest metro station is Tietê (Line 1 – Blue), which can be reached by bus.

Hotel shuttle - free airport shuttles are provided by nearby hotels including the Pullman São Paulo International Airport, Matiz Hotel Aeroporto Guarulhos and the São Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel.

Car rental - 5 car rental companies operate from the airport and can be found in Arrivals Terminals 2 & 3.

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Parking operates 24 hours a day. Premium options are available at Terminals 2 and 3.

Transit and in-airport hotels

Shuttle buses run about every 15 minutes between Terminals 1, 2 and 3, stopping at the Arrivals level. From midnight to 5:00 they run every 30 minutes

You can walk between terminals via the air-conditioned footbridge - it takes 15-20 minutes.

Fast Sleep in Terminal 2 Arrivals offers small sleeping cabins as well as suites with private bathrooms. There's also the Wyndham transit hotel in Terminal 3 after Security - you need an international boarding pass to stay there. The five-star Pullman São Paulo Guarulhos is located at the airport's outer perimeter; it has a pool, tennis courts, spa, sauna and fitness center.

Healthy Travel Tip

Check what vaccinations you need before travelling to Brazil. There has been a history of yellow fever in the country, as well as other health concerns. Take steps to avoid mosquito bites and ask for no ice in your drinks.

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