Passenger guide - Sao Paulo Congonhas airport (CGH) 

 

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.

Official Website: infraero.gov.br
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 20.8 million passengers went through it in 2016.
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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Bus - Buses from EMTU (Tel +55 800 724 0555) and SPTrans (Tel 156) head for the city centre. Expresso Luxo / Cometa / Ultra (Tel +55 11 5016 4895 / 3661 6553) connect the enclosure with Jabaquara, Rodoviária de Santos and Ponta da Praia. Translitoral / Personal Bus (Tel +55 13 3344 3011 / 3004) go to the cities on the seacoast, such as Guarujá and Santos. VB Transportes / Caprioli / LiraBus (Tel +55 19 3234 5505 / 3231 7063 / 3231 6319) link the airport with the city of Campinas and Largo do Pará. In addition, the Airport Bus Service (Tel +55 800 770 2287) runs between Congonhas Airport and Guarulhos International Airport from 3:00 am to 1:30 am, via Praça Comandante Lineu Gomes, Parque Anhangabau and Praça da Bandeira. All services can be boarded on the underground floor of the terminal's south wing. Further information

Taxi - 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 / 5090 9908), Cooperativa Rádio Taxi Vermelho e Branco (Tel +55 11 5532 0676) and Cooperativa Cooper Luxo (Tel +55 11 3951 8849). To request adapted cabs for passengers with special needs, call Tel +55 11 5058 8300 / 3740 5544. The trip to the city centre takes 25-40 minutes.

 

Avis (Tel +55 11 5090 9300 / 9311 - from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm), Hertz (Tel +55 11 5542 7244 / 2246 4300 / 800 701 7300 - from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm), Localiza (Tel +55 11 5533 3535 - from 5:00 am to 0:00 am), Movida (Tel +55 11 4323 5805 - from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm) and Unidas (Tel +55 11 5536 3584 - from 5:00 am to 11:45 pm) operate on the underground floor of the south wing.

 

The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, post office, VIP rooms, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminal there are restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bakeries and pizza stores.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in the central hall and on the first floor, clothing and accessories, souvenirs, jewellery, sport goods, books, newspapers and magazines, sweets, flowers, perfumes, cosmetics.
Baggage- Luggage storage on the underground floor of the south wing (Tel +55 11 5090 9836) between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm. Secure wrapping on the north wing, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Lost and found office in the central hall (Tel +55 11 5090 9013), from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Other Services- Lottery, beauty salon, travel agencies, shoeshine, medical clinic, baby changing facilities, pharmacy.

 

The enclosure has a covered parking area that operates 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +55 11 5090 9037 / 9009. On floor G1 there is also a car wash service (Tel +55 11 5090 9725) available between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm.

 

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.

 

As it is located inside the city, there are several hotels situated in the vicinity of the airport. Hotel Ponte Aérea (Tel +55 11 5536 3648), Ibis São Paulo Congonhas (Tel +55 11 5097 3737), Nobile Suites Congonhas (Tel +55 11 2137 4000), Transamérica Executive Congonhas (Tel +55 11 5094 3377), Nóbrega Hotel (Tel +55 11 5093 1133), Hotel Aeroporto (Tel +55 11 5533 0922), Hotel Congonhas (Tel +55 11 5533 0933), Aero Plaza Hotel (Tel +55 11 5533 7099), Slaviero Slim São Paulo Congonhas (Tel +55 11 5093 1350), Aero Hostel (Tel +55 11 5093 3658).