Unlike many global cities, served by an extensive public transport network, the city of São Paulo still has limitations that are not easy to overcome for those who visit it for the first time.
Adding this to the fact that your Portuguese might be non-existent or it is pretty rusty, the start of your trip can become quite a challenge!
But rest assured! In this post we will detail the best options available so that you can reach your final destination as quickly as possible, departing from the international airport of São Paulo (GRU)
1. By Train
Since Dec 1st, 2020, the service that connects GRU airport to the main train station in São Paulo, the Luz station, has resumed.
The trip is 30 minutes long and costs only BRL$ 4.40 (December 2020). The first departure, both from GRU airport and from Luz station, takes place at 5am and the last takes place at midnight, adding up to a total of 20 daily trips.
The great advantage of this service, especially on heavy traffic days, is the fact that the journey is much faster than if done in automotive vehicles.
For more information access CPTM Website
2. By Bus
A service carried out in an executive bus that makes the journey from the GRU airport to different points in the city of São Paulo. The bus departs from all Terminals and goes to different destinations in the city of São Paulo, as detailed below:
|GRU Airport / Hotels in São Paulo||click to see Timetable|
|GRU Airport / CGH airport||click to see Timetable|
|GRU Airport / Barra Funda Bus Terminal||click to see Timetable|
This company also has a suburban line that connects the GRU airport to the Tatuapé Metro station, making it a good option for those staying in the east side of the city of São Paulo:
|GRU Airport / Tatuapé Terminal||click to see Timetable|
3. By Taxi
Guarucoop is the official Taxi company for GRU airport and operates at all terminals. You can pay for the trip in advance, at one of the company’s windows or set the value in cash or credit card, at the end of the race.
The price of the race can vary between BRL$ 120 and BRL$ 220, depending on your final destination.
For more information click HERE
4. Uber and Similar Apps
A few years ago, transportation options from the GRU airport to São Paulo were scarce and expensive. Transport apps have arrived to change this scenario, making travel costs cheaper. The average fare is half the cost of the taxi and the waiting time does not normally exceed 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Private Transfer w/Bilingual Driver
This is certainly the service that offers more convenience and ease to travelers; from the moment you arrive, you will be welcomed by a bilingual and knowledgeable professional from the city of São Paulo. Although more expensive, this option is worth the comfort and convenience offered, making the start of your trip more peaceful and fluid.