São Paulo Guarulhos airport (GRU)

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São Paulo Guarulhos airport (GRU)

São Paulo/Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, also known as Cumbica Airport and opened on January 20, 1985, is the busiest regarding international flights not only in Brazil, but in all South America, as several long distance flights make a stopover there. It operates with destinations in America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Official Website: gru.com.br
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1 (domestic flights), 2 (flights inside Latin America) and 3 (intercontinental flights). Open 24 hours a day. Free shuttles stop every 15-30 minutes next to the Arrivals area of each terminal.
Annual passenger traffic: 37.8 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +55 11 2445 2945. Information counters, available 24 hours a day, are located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 3 and at the entrance to the connecting hallway of Terminal 2.


The airport is located 25 km (18 miles) to the northeast of the city of São Paulo.

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Car Rental Companies

Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Halls of terminals 2 and 3 and operate 24 hours a day.

Avis/Budget (Tel +55 11 2445 4345 / 7409)
Hertz (Tel +55 11 2445 2107 / 2801 / 7489)
Localiza (Tel +55 11 2445 2133)
Movida (Tel +55 11 2445 4638)
Unidas (Tel +55 11 2445 4771 / 2113)


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Public and private transportation


There is a wide offer of services to the city centre and several locations. Journey time to downtown São Paulo is around 50 minutes.
Azul Linhas Aéreas offers its passengers free transfers, presenting the boarding pass or ticket reservation.
In addition, GOL and LATAM offer transfer services for passengers in connection with Congonhas Airport.
Airport Bus Service EMTU (Tel +55 800 770 2287 / 11 2445 2430) - Congonhas Airport, Praça da República, Tietê, Barra Funda, Itaim Bibi, Paulista/Augusta Av. hotels circuit, Tatuapé Metro Station.
Transurbano Guarulhos (Tel +55 800 559 499) - Line 331: Cecap Terminal; 488: Airport Round-trip; S172: International Shopping, Praça dos Estudantes.
Lirabus / VB Transportes (Tel +55 19 3733 5000 / 11 2445 3506) - Largo do Pará and Campinas, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Litorânea (Tel +55 800 285 3047 / 11 3775 3850) - Bertioga, São Sebastião, Maresias, Boiçucanga, Barra do Uma, Riviera, Caraguatatuba, Ubatuba, between 6:00 am and 10:30 pm.
Viação Cometa (Tel +55 11 4004 9600) - Santos, São Vicente, Praia Grande, Sorocaba.


- Next to Terminal 1 there is a station from CPTM (Tel +55 11 3117 7094) where you can board line 13-Jade, linking the airport with Engenheiro Gourlat Station. Here, you can make a combination with line 12-Safira, heading for Tatuapé and Brás, in downtown São Paulo.


- Guarucoop (Tel +55 11 2440 7070) has exclusive rights to operate at the airport. Cabs are air-conditioned and metered and are available 24 hours a day from the Arrivals area of terminals 1, 2 and 3. The trip to the city centre takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

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Parking services at São Paulo Guarulhos airport (GRU)

The enclosure parking lots are located next to the terminals and have short- and long-term spaces, night surveillance, 24-hour mechanical service and valet parking (only in Terminal 3). They operate around the clock. More information: Tel +55 800 105 560. Fares and reservations

Economy - Budget area next to Terminal 3 and the cargo terminal.
Standard - Outdoor lots situated near the three terminals.
Premium / Edifício Garagem - Covered spaces next to terminals 2 and 3.


Services for passengers with special needs

Facilities at the airport include elevators, ramps, adapted toilets and telephones. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline about their particular needs in advance.