Transfer to/from - São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)



If you are going to the airport, cars from Uber and 99 must stop at the upper floor, and passenger pick-up is not allowed. The lower floor (underground) is the one assigned for the boarding of passengers leaving the airport.

The estimated fare to downtown São Paulo is between R$22.00 and R$29.00.


Airport Bus Service

The executive bus leaves from Congonhas Airport to Guarulhos Airport from 6:20 am to 10:50 pm, with a frequency of approximately 1 hour. Stops: underground floor of the south wing of the terminal. Fare: R$39.90.

Airline Buses

Airlines GOL and LATAM offer transfer services for their passengers with a connection to Guarulhos airport. Stops: underground floor of the south wing of the terminal.


Line 609-J-10 travels to São Judas metro station (R$4.40). Once there, take the metro to Tucuruvi and alight at São Bento Station (20 min.), in the city's historic centre. The cost of the unique ticket to combine the bus and the metro is R$7.65. Operating hours: Mondays through Fridays from 4:20 am to 10:40 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 5:20 am to 11:40 pm. Stops: underground floor of the south wing of the terminal.

Expresso Luxo / Cometa / Ultra (Tel +55 11 947 116 297)

The buses connect the airport with Jabaquara, Santos bus station and Ponta da Praia. Operating hours: 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. Stops: underground floor of the south wing of the terminal.

LiraBus / VB Transportes / Caprioli (Tel +55 19 3234 5505 / 3733 5000)

They link the airport with the city of Campinas and Largo do Pará.


Car rental search



Vehicles operate between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm and are located on the underground floor of the south wing. Official operators are Ponto 606 (Tel +55 11 5533 6631) and Cooperativa Rádio Taxi Vermelho e Branco (Tel +55 11 5532 0676).

Estimated fares

The mean fare from the airport to downtown São Paulo is around R$60.00, varying according to flag 1 or 2, and also depending on the traffic along the route.

A more economic alternative is to take a taxi to the São Judas metro station (blue metro line), with a cost of around R$35.00. From São Judas, you can take the metro to Tucuruvi and alight at São Bento Station (20 min.), in the historic centre of the city. The individual metro fare is R$4.40.

Important advice: always make use of authorized airport taxis.

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Latest updates: March 24, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.

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