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Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International

Governador André Franco Montoro 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 points for those travelling to Brazil. Sao Paulo International handles over 37 million passengers each year. 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 (26km) northeast of Sao Paulo.

Getting to the city

EMTU buses depart from GRU Airport, bound to Congonhas Airport, Praça da República, Tietê Bus Terminal, and Barra Funda, Itaim Bibi, Circuit Paulista, and Brooklin Novo. There is an airport shuttle bus which drops off at the main hotels. Taxis are available outside the terminals.


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


Tel: +55 (0)11 6445 2945.

Car rental

Car hire companies include Avis, Hertz, Localiza, Movida, and Unidas.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminals. Visitors are advised to take the official airport Guarucoop taxis; they are usually a little more expensive but give peace of mind.

Transfer between terminals

Terminal 1 is small and handles only domestic flights. A free shuttle bus connects it to Terminals 2 and 3, which are themselves linked by a walkway.


There are a number of bars, restaurants, and shops at the airport. There are banks, currency exchange bureaux, postal services, gift shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, gift globes, and ATMs. There is duty-free shopping before customs for Arrivals. Tourist information desks are available as well as business facilities and conference rooms in nearby hotels.


Parking is available at a variety of different parking buildings around the terminals, including standard and premium parking options.



Flights to Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport are available on major airlines including Aerolíneas Argentinas, AeroMéxico, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Azul, Boliviana de Aviación, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Gol Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, LATAM, Lufthansa, Passaredo, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines.


Free wifi is available in all terminals for one hour.

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-Guarulhos International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.