Publicado por: Eder & Fabi Rezende | 28/08/2013

How to arrive/leave São Paulo International Airport

Guarulhos (as it is known São Paulo International Airport) is the main hub of South America, the busiest airport in all of Latin America and destination of most flights from abroad.

It is amazing, but rail transport (train / subway) is not among the options of transportation between the airport and the richest city in Latin America. Even in Morocco you can use the train to leave the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca City and São Paulo are still waiting for this quick and inexpensive alternative.

Guarulhos is the main hub of South America

Guarulhos is the main hub of South America

Taxi

First option available. Taxi is the most convenient alternative, but it could be more expensive than airplane ticket in some domestic flights. Consider using this alternative just if you have a lot of luggage. As you have already even been stolen by the airline, paying overweight, you will be stolen again paying abusive taxi prices to Guarucoop, cooperative that has exclusivity in providing this service. If you are traveling in a group of 3 or more people taxi can also be a great choice, since you all have the same destination in São Paulo city. Do not be surprised if the driver does not turn on the meter. All runs out of Guarulhos are fixed price. You can pay by credit card, but after price adjustment occurred in May 2012 you should pay in installments.

Taxi prices

Taxi prices

Executive Bus

A second option widely used by lonely travelers is the Airport Bus Service. Buses depart from Guarulhos Airport to main destinations: Tietê Bus Terminal, Barra Funda Bus Terminal, República metro station, Engenheiro Luis Carlos Berrini Avenue (Hyatt Hotel and Rede Globo), Faria Lima and ​​Paulista Avenue and Augusta street (hotels). The comfort is still quite large since the buses are equipped with air conditioning, bathrooms, cold water, daily newspaper and they accept all major credit cards. As public transportation is still quite expensive. Each leg of trip costs $ 35.00. In some points of embarkation is still required to pay a departure tax. Below the departure times of all lines:

Click to see timetable and destinations

Click to see timetable and destinations

City bus

The third option is little known to the general public and it is our favorite because it is the cheapest. Most users are people from airport and airlines staff. There are two lines that link Tatuapé metro station to Guarulhos International Airport for R$ 4.45 each leg. Line 257 runs the trip in about 55 minutes, while line 299 (via Assis Ribeiro avenue) takes about 15 minutes longer. Coming out of the metro turnstiles turn left (opposite direction to the Metro Shopping Mall) and go down the first escalator towards the bus terminal. Beside the snack bar is the bus stop for both lines. See more details below:

Click to see 257 line details

Click to see 257 line details

Click to see 299 line details

Click to see 299 line details

If your final destination is not São Paulo city, you also have some transportation options straight from Guarulhos International Airport. You do not need to go to any bus station to catch these buses.

Guarulhos Airport – Santos

You can go straight to Santos from Guarulhos airport. You do not need to go to Jabaquara bus station in São Paulo. This service can easily save up to three hours of your time. The trip takes about two hours (at peak times can take longer) and costs R$ 22.00 towards Santos and R$ 25.54 in the opposite direction. Tickets can be purchased through the website of Cometa or at the company’s ticket office in the airport.

Click to see timetable to Santos

Click to see timetable to Santos

Guarulhos Airport – Praia Grande (Tude Bastos bus station)

You can go straight to Praia Grande from Guarulhos airport. You do not need to go to Jabaquara bus station in São Paulo. This service can easily save up to three hours of your time. The trip takes about three hours (at peak times can take longer) and costs R$ 26.00 towards Praia Grande and R$ 29.47 in the opposite direction. Tickets can be purchased through the website of Cometa or at the company’s ticket office in the airport.

Click to see timetable to Praia Grande

Click to see timetable to Praia Grande

Guarulhos Airport – São Vicente

You can go straight to São Vicente from Guarulhos airport. You do not need to go to Jabaquara bus station in São Paulo. This service can easily save up to three hours of your time. The trip takes about two hours and half (at peak times can take longer) and costs R$ 24.00 towards São Vicente and R$ 27.35 in the opposite direction. Tickets can be purchased through the website of Cometa or at the company’s ticket office in the airport.

Click to see timetable to São Vicente

Click to see timetable to São Vicente

Guarulhos Airport – Sorocaba

You can go straight to Sorocaba from Guarulhos airport. You do not need to go to Barra Funda bus station in São Paulo. This service can easily save up to three hours of your time. The trip takes about two hours and ten minutes (at peak times can take longer) and costs R$ 24.45 towards Sorocaba  and R$ 27.80 in the opposite direction. Tickets can be purchased through the website of Cometa or at the company’s ticket office in the airport.

Click to see timetable to Sorocaba

Click to see timetable to Sorocaba

Guarulhos Airport – Campinas

You can go straight to Campinas from Guarulhos airport. You do not need to go to Tietê bus station in São Paulo. This service can easily save up to two hours of your time. The trip takes about two hours (at peak times can take longer) and costs R$ 40.00 towards Campinas and R$ 45.30 in the opposite direction leaving from Campinas bus station. If your departure point is from Largo do Pará in Campinas, it will cost R$ 40.24. Tickets can be purchased at Lirabus ticket office in the airport (Terminal 2, Wing C), at ticket office number 55 in Campinas bus station or at Lirabus ticket office located at Francisco Glicério avenue, 431 (Largo do Pará).

 

Click to see timetable to Campinas

Click to see timetable to Campinas

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Responses

  1. Thanks for your great post. I am so pleased to read this post. It is very helpful for me. I love airport transportation service

    • Hello Joe
      i am happy that my post was useful for you. Any doubt please keep in touch.

      best regards
      Eder


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