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About Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is the most crowded city in Brazil and South America. In this city, which developed spectacularly with the coffee trade, the beautiful architecture of historical buildings constructed in the early 1900s and late 1800s draw your attention.
 
Sao Paulo  was established by missionary priests and subsquently let many immigrants from around the world settle here. People from many different countries, such as Arabs, Japanese, African, etc. have settled and so it has become a crowded city. Because it is so cosmopolitan, you can find examples of international cuisine in eating and drinking.
 
However, the crowd and separation between rich and poor have increased the crime rates across the city. So it is not considered as a secure city. You must pay attention to your bag at night or during the day while you are wandering. That's why Sao Paulo is a city where there are the most helicopters in the world. Rich people in Sao Paulo prefer to use helicopters because of the security and traffic problems. There is helicopter pad in every part of the luxury sites. 
 
In Sao Paulo you shouldn't miss seeing the Edificio Martinelli, Mosteiro Bento Cathedral, Sao Paulo Theatre and Cathedral, and local marketplaces. In addition to this the city  also has many museums.
 
Because Sao Paulo is located in South America, the seasons are opposite those of the Northern Hemisphere. So pay attention and make your plans accordingly. A humid tropical climate prevails in the city. Its the hottest month is February with an average of 22 °C and the coldest month is July with an average of 15 °C. The ideal months to visit the city are between April and September, because it rains little in these months. 
 
Using the extensive subway network in Sao Paulo is easy. You may also get access from the airport to the city center via taxi or shuttle.
 

 

Transportation to Sao Paulo City Center from Airport

Sao Paulo is one of the most populated and glamorous cities in Brazil. In the beginning of the century the city was a simple village. Today it is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Sao Paulo is one of the most important tourist destinations in South America. Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is the primary airport serving the city. The airport is locally referred to as Cumbica Airport and is located 25 km from the city center. The city’s structure itself is a bit complex with congested traffic conditions so visitors can experience some difficulty getting to and from the city center.

The city’s main methods of transportation are metro, bus, and taxi. Trains are also available for inter-city travel and long-distances. Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport offers passengers a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center, such as taxis, buses, rental cars, and shuttles. One of the most unique transportation alternatives available is an air taxi. Air taxi services provide transportation to and from the airport in a helicopter.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient way to get to the city center from Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. There is one authorized taxi co-op that operates at the airport, Guarucoop. Taxis provide service 24 hours a day and travel to the city center for a fixed rate. Thanks to the flat fare there is no need to bargain or worry about overpaying.  

Bus

Another comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by bus. There are various regular and executive bus services that provide transportation from Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport to the city center. Bus routes 257 and 299 offer regular service to the city, departing from the airport every 30 minutes.  

Shuttle

Shuttle buses are another comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. Shuttles are a good option since they are cheaper than taxis and run more frequently than buses. Shuttle buses provide passengers traveling alone or in groups with the opportunity to get to the city center in an affordable and fast way. Shuttle service providers at the airport include Airport Transfers, Beserra, CLK Vans, Guvans Transfers and VIP Prime Executiva. For more information please visit Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport’s website.

Air Taxi

Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport offers one of the most unique transportation alternatives to get the city center. The air taxi services provide transportation to and from the airport in a helicopter. This service is available in very few airports across the world. Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport offers this service through two authorized companies. For more information on air taxi services to and from the airport please visit Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a great way to get to the city center and a great way to explore the city and its surrounding during your trip. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Interlocadora, Localiza, Locar Alpha, Movida, and Unidas. For more information on renting a car at the airport please visit Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport’s website.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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Sao Paulo flights are organized to Sao Paulo - Congonhas - Deputado Freitas Nobre Airport, Governor Andre Franco Montoro Intl. Airport, Viracopos Campinas Intl. Airport.

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