São Paulo Airport Guide
São Paulo Airport is the biggest airport in Brazil, and the major international gateway.
If you really want the correct name for the airport, it is São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, named after a Governor of São Paulo in the 70s. Locals just call it Cumbica Airport after the district where it is located.
São Paulo Airport Terminal 1
Terminal 1 was the initial terminal when the airport opened in 1985.
Terminal 1 is used by TAM, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, Singapore Airlines, and United.
São Paulo Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 2 is used by GOL, Air Canada, American Airlines, Emirates, LAN, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss, South African, and Turkish Airlines.
São Paulo Airport International Terminal 3
Construction of the brand new terminal 3 started in 2001. Lengthy delays means it is expected to be complete by 2020.
São Paulo Airport Domestic Terminal 4
The airport still doesn't have a Terminal 3, however it does have a terminal 4. In order to relieve the acute overcrowding at Terminals 1 and 2, the former cargo terminals of defunct airlines VASP and Transbrasil, are now used a domestic-only passenger terminal. It is not recommended for comfort.
First & Business Class lounges at São Paulo Airport
|São Paulo Airport Terminal Map|
São Paulo Airport transportation
São Paulo Airport bus services
There is a shuttle bus from São Paulo Airport to São Paulo city centre, at Republica Square. Buses leave every 30 minutes, and the trip takes about one hour.
To buy a ticket, go to the counter outside Terminal 1, Wing B's arrivals level. The fare is R$30.
São Paulo Airport taxi services
Getting a taxi to and from São Paulo Airport is usually trouble free, but they can be expensive compared to the bus. The fare to the city centre is about R$140.
São Paulo Airport shuttle
Travellers should know that many bus, limousine and shuttle bus services operating to and from São Paulo Airport usually require pre-booking.
Car Hire at São Paulo Airport
Major car hire operators are located in the Arrivals Halls. To save time and ensure you get the car you want, book your rental in advance. Rental car operators from São Paulo Airport include: Europcar