Sao Paulo International

Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)


Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport is generally known as Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport and is one of the main entry and exit point for those travelling to Brazil. Sao Paulo International handles over 26 million passengers each year. However, the high volume of air traffic means that over a quarter of flights at Sao Paulo International experience delays of more than 15 minutes.


The airport is located 16 miles (30km) northeast of Sao Paulo.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminals; visitors are advised to take the prepaid taxis, they are usually a little more expensive but give peace of mind. There is also an airport shuttle bus, which drops off at the main hotels. Public buses are also available.


GMT -2 (GMT -3 between the third Sunday in October to the third Sunday in February).


Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.

Car rental

Car hire companies include Avis and Hertz.

Transfer between terminals

The airport has two terminals, which are within easy walking distance of each other.


There are a number of bars, restaurants and shops at the airport. There are banks, currency exchange bureaux and ATMs. There is duty-free shopping before customs for Arrivals, as well as tourist information desks, business facilities and two conference rooms.


Parking fees range from BRL 7.50 for the first hour to BRL 1.50 to BRL 2.50 per hour thereafter up to a daily rate of BRL 31.50.

Departure Tax

US$12 to US$36 depending on category




Flights to Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport are available on major airlines including Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Aerosur, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca Brazil, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Gol Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, TAAG Angola Airlines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Webjet.


Pay-per-use wifi is available in both terminals.

Business Lounges

VIP Lounges and conference facilities are available and the business facilities, including telephones, fax machines and computers, can be found on the departures floor.

Sao Paulo International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.