São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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São Paulo/Congonhas Airport, opened on April 12, 1936, is the busiest in the country regarding domestic flights. Due to a tragic accident that took place in July 2007, the two runways were enlarged and combination flights were eliminated, leaving only direct flights, to reduce traffic. Since then, it has been considered one of the safest airports in Brazil.

Official Website: infraero.gov.br

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 18 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +55 11 5090 9000. - FACEBOOK

There are information desks in the central hall. Tourist office in the south wing, available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +55 11 5090 9137).


The airport is located within the city, only 8.7 km (5.4 miles) south from downtown São Paulo.

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Parking services at São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

The official parking operator at the airport is Estapar (Tel +55 800 105 560).

There is a modern garage building, with 2550 covered spaces and 800 uncovered lots. Bays have insurance for robbery and fire, night surveillance and automated service. There are also reserved spaces for the elderly, pregnant women and people in wheelchairs, in addition to premium bays, wider, closest to the Departures area and with access to the VIP lounge.

On the other hand, the Gate One parking lot is cheaper and located outside the airport, but access to the Arrivals and Departures Halls is through a walkway.

Reservations system

Exclusive access: enter the car park through an exclusive gate, dedicated for the reservation service. When you arrive, the gate will open automatically through plate recognition or the QR code.

The Garanta Sua Vaga service is an OCR sophisticated system (Optical Character Recognition) that reads the vehicle's plate. By booking through App Vaga Inteligente or the operator's website, your car will have a reserved space before leaving your home or hotel. After the purchase, you'll receive your reservation via e-mail or QR code.

Go to the exclusive barrier for customers and wait for it to open automatically by scanning the plate of the vehicle (the same one you put in the reservation) or present the code at the entrance pillar. Then, you can choose whatever space you prefer. To exit the car park, both the reading of the card and the use of the same code will make the barriers open automatically.


From R$39.90 a day and R$79.80 from 2 to 5 days. Prices vary according to the type of lot and the amount of time you leave the vehicle. The longer the car is parked, the lower the daily parking fee will be.



Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers with special needs have access ramps, adapted toilets and telephones, and ambulifts to board the plane at their disposal. If you should require special assistance or wheelchairs, contact your airline before your flight. More information: Tel +55 11 5090 9115.

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Latest updates: March 24, 2023