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São Paulo / Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

(Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo / Guarulhos)
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  • SAAD
    "Brazil def didn't prepare itself for the World Cup!"(18 Tips)
    Andrew N.
    "Several gift shops and duty free stock them after security."(15 Tips)
    Fairuz M.
    "connection from here to Congonhas"(6 Tips)
    Jonathan K.
    "Seating areas upstairs that are less crowded and with power."(42 Tips)
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  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.November 28, 2016
    Guarulhos Airport is the main point of arrival for international flights into Sao Paulo. The airport is 18 miles outside of the city center but well-connected via shuttle buses, taxis and the Metro.
    Upvoted Jan 5
  • Imke G.
    Imke GerdesSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The new Terminal 3 is amazing, though it would be great if at least the people at security spoke a little English. Processes are smooth and lots of shopping opportunities. Well done, São Paulo!
  • Teuctzintli
    TeuctzintliApril 25, 2015
    You can change money using debit or credit cards in the Banks inside (1st floor) the ATMs charge 20 USD just for use them. If you are paying in cash the Taxi, remember to go directly to the cab.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyAugust 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If flying internationally, give yourself around 3.5-4 hours to get to the airport from São Paulo, go through security/immigration and make the long hike to your gate. Otherwise, Terminal 3 is great!
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 8, 2015
    The Mercado Municipal is the city’s biggest food market with roughly 320 stands that sell everything including seafood, spices & cheese. This is a great place to get a bite of some Brazilian cuisine!
  • Canha B.
    Canha BergJune 13, 2012
    Have a few hours to kill and want to get some shut-eye? There is a Fast Sleep on the first floor (arrivals), on the north wing. Reasonably cheap and great for a nap in individual rooms.
  • Euler A.
    Euler AlvarengaMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    First class airport! Modern facilities, ultra-fast free internet, complimentary massages and many others comforts. Would like to live here if I could, like Tom Hanks in "The Terminal"
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysNovember 14, 2014
    The biggest green space in central São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera serves as a thriving center of the city's cultural life, with a series of museums, performance spaces!
  • Rod K.
    Rod KochJanuary 8, 2014
    Free WiFi is available, but requires lots of work; must enter your passport number and other personal information; if you change locations, you will need to renter again; also times out - painful
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromFebruary 8, 2013
    Missed buying a CBF kit or futebol club jersey in town? Several gift shops and duty free stock them after security.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Ade A.
    Ade AracenaFebruary 24, 2014
    If you look for a place to eat its better to have local money or else be hungry I hate credit cards... But you can charge your devices for free! Cool and free wi fi!
  • Federico G.
    Federico GonzalezJuly 18, 2013
    No smoking spaces in ther front doors. Very few food places once you checked in, and VERY expensive! But, overall, a really nice airport. Specially the Duty Free shop in the international area :)
  • Dennis F.
    Dennis FerreiraAugust 26, 2013
    the cheapest way to go to the Sao Paulo Congonhas airport is by bus using your air ticket. Gol bus (orange) for One World. TAM bus (red) for United, AA and more. Head to Terminal 1. it's free!!
  • Hien T.
    Hien TJuly 15, 2014
    check out the I-stick store inside the departure gates in terminal 3. They have some cool printed assembly needed home items that is made in Brazil.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaJune 3, 2014
    Feel the beat of Brazil! To read, watch and hear more about Brazil, visit beatofbrazil.lh.com – Lufthansa’s new multimedia travel companion. Read more
  • Mariale F.
    You can take bus: american airport bus line to go to BARRAFUNDA, it is the central station to get busses to many cities of Brasil. It takes almost 1hr to BARRAFUNDA and the price just 35 R
  • Henry
    HenryFebruary 21
    The new terminal is great, well signalizes. Good restaurants nearby, and the duty free has some nice stores but everything is quite expensive. Easy access to the boarding area. No free Wi-Fi though.
  • Mariana D.
    Mariana De LuccaNovember 8, 2013
    O Spoletto tem massas a preços bons (10,90 reais pro spaghetti) e a comida eh bem decente. Spoletto has fair priced pasta (spaghetti is 10,90 reais) and the food is very decent.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a crazy airport. Make sure to get there early, especially if you're leaving Brazil.
    Upvoted Feb 2
  • Caio T.
    Caio TorminNovember 21, 2012
    Want to get to the city? If it's rush hour (7-11 am / 5-8 pm), I suggest holding back unless you're willing to stay in a car for 2 hours or so. Same/worse on your way back. Buses are reliable.
  • Juan C.
    Juan CifrianJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the Metrô Tatuapé bus for R$4.60 (!!) there and/or back. It's past all the other Airport Express buses, on the second lane but well worth it.
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanOctober 23, 2015
    The passport control queue is extremly long and the staff doesn't speak English. So learn some Portuguese before going to Brazil.
    Upvoted Feb 2
  • Jamison N.
    Jamison NgJune 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the R$150 taxi to the city and take the public bus to Tatuape station for R$4.45 and transfer to the metro subway to the city for R$3.00
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMarch 28, 2014
    The Julio Prestes Cultural Center is a sight for sore eyes. It was built in 1938 and is home to the Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo and one of the most important houses of concerts in the country.
  • Francisco
    FranciscoAugust 12, 2012
    The wifi is free if you connect to the infraero wifi and register. When ready all you need to do is use your email and password + the barcode numbers in your boarding card ;)
  • Eduarda B.
    Eduarda BrandaliseApril 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For the world cup: bring your own adaptor (the one with round pins) or u'll pay 10 times more than it really worths
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoJanuary 31, 2012
    Take the 257 bus to Tatuapé metro station for R$4,10 or Airport Service shuttle (with AC) for R$33 to Congonhas, Paulista Ave and other spots in the city, just outside the arrivals area near the cabs.
  • lewell 
    lewell August 8, 2014
    a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport.
  • Frederic G.
    Frederic GJanuary 8, 2013
    New management same flipping long lines. Fortunately, it's the Brazilians who are suffering most tonight while the outnumbered gringos zip through. Poetic justice!
  • Peter S.
    Peter ScordoJune 9, 2016
    Arriving during rush hour? Take a taxi instead of an Uber. They can use the bus lines and get you to your destination faster.
  • Fernanda S.
    Fernanda SeccoJanuary 31, 2012
    Take the 257 bus to Tatuapé metro station for R$4,10 or Airport Service shuttle (with AC) for R$33 to Congonhas, Paulista Ave and other spots in the city, just outside the arrivals area near the cabs
  • Niklas W.
    Niklas WeinsOctober 28, 2015
    The TAM busses to CGH airport leave every hour from 06:40-01:40 at TPS2, area C - there is no sign though... Ask for Congonhas Airport and hope the bus is not too full...
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff ArigòJune 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The new terminal 3 looks really good. Plenty of restaurants and cafés before and after Passport Control.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MiliouSeptember 22, 2014
    Brand new international terminal. Modern and new instalations. Big duty free.
  • Canha B.
    Canha BergJune 13, 2012
    There is no smoking lounges, but you can have a smoke just outside of the departures floor. Just make sure there is no roof above you (national law).
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 14, 2014
    Be aware — some larger bags are removed from the belt at baggage claim, so make sure to check there for your bag!
  • Alpaslan E.
    Alpaslan ErtüngealpJanuary 10, 2015
    Not happy about directions. You can get lost easily if you have a transfer. You can miss your connection because the staff is too relaxed and everything takes ages... Very few people speak English.
  • Davo
    DavoOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Gloomy yet efficient airport. If you're hungry eat something BEFORE going through security,at the gates there's barely one or two small coffee shops, no restaurants. Keep an eye on the flight screens!
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KhooSeptember 3, 2015
    In T1 or T2? Stay before security as long as possible. Seating areas upstairs that are less crowded and with power.
  • Mariah M.
    Mariah MaggioliNovember 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    when you forget your computer in the toilet and 3 hours later is returned to you, you have to believe in humanity. special thanks for the adorable Neda (lost and found) and Lessa (security)!!
  • Petko P.
    Petko PopadiyskiMarch 4, 2015
    42 reales for the Terminal 2 aerobus to placa Republica. A bit too much, but it is easy to reach the center
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen de LeonAugust 16, 2014
    Always arrive early for the check in and be aware of your gate. Learn some Portuguese basics, not everyone speaks English/Spanish. It's an airport with a big flow of persons and bad organization.
  • Blake E.
    Blake EngelJune 7, 2013
    When the guy at the counter offers to get you on an earlier flight at "five past ten," he actually means "five ten." So feel free to accept the offer.
  • Stu
    StuApril 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    In the international departures side of terminal 1, go all the way to gate 13 to grab breakfast. No lines or wait. Everybody uses the food stands in front of gate 2.
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre T.April 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to a total lack of structure, welcome to desrespect, welcome your first look at how things work in Brasil, or should say Banania!
  • David P.
    David PinaffoMay 3, 2014
    Prefira embarca e desembarcar de madrugada. Venha de ônibus pelo Tatuapé o valor é R$ 4:40 para o ano de 2014.Backpackers: you're not in Europe or Oceania. Do you know where are your stuffs now?
  • Wyan S.
    Wyan SchreiberNovember 14, 2013
    Modest airport on the domestic side but it has free wifi and that makes all the difference! The little things!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarambulaOctober 5, 2013
    It should be more information desks or people to help you out, or at least more signals to let you know where to go.
  • Marco P.
    Marco Prieto FilhoSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Good thing, they removed almost all the seats around the check in area. Less seats, less people staying at the airport doing nothing. (y)
  • Jorge C.
    Bring an adaptor for electrical sockets. You won't find others than Brazilian standards except on the 3rd floor.
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