São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

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A service point is available for covid-19 tests with a daily capacity of 300 to 500 tests, with the issuance of international reports when requested. Among the tests performed are those of RT-PCR method (nasopharyngeal, with results within 48 hours), rapid immunochromatographic test for antigen (nasopharyngeal, ready in 15 minutes) and serological for IgA-M and IgG antibodies (venipuncture, with report in up to 72h). There is no need for a medical order or scheduled flight to go through the procedure.

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 on 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.

Passenger FAQs
Official Website: infraero.gov.br
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 22 million passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +55 11 5090 9000. There are information desks in the central hall and the Arrivals area. Tourist office in the south wing, available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.


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

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Car rental companies

Offices located on the underground floor of the south wing.

Avis (Tel +55 11 5090 9300 / 9311 - 6:00 am to 10:45 pm)
Hertz (Tel +55 11 5542 7244 / 2246 4300 / 800 701 7300 - 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Localiza (Tel +55 11 5533 3535 - 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Movida (Tel +55 11 4323 5805 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Unidas (Tel +55 11 5536 3584 - 5:00 am to 11:45 pm)


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Parking services at São Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH)

The enclosure has a covered parking area that operates 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +55 800 105 560.

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Services 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.