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How To Get From Sao Paulo Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 25th, 2023 at 06:57 pm

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How To Get From Sao Paulo Airport To City Center – You can go by train, bus, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Sao Paulo Airport To City Center?

The distance from Guarulhos Airport to city center is 26 kilometers. Click here to book online Sao Paulo activities and day trips

The travel time from Sao Paulo airport to city is around 35-45 minutes. The taxi fare from Sao Paulo airport to city center is around €25-35. Read here Sao Paulo vs Rio de Janeiro

What Is The Cheapest Way From Sao Paulo Airport To City Center?

The cheapest way from Sao Paulo airport to city center is by train and metro for 4 BRL (Unique ticket valid for train and metro) or by bus for 7 BRL which is around €1 both of them are really affordable. 

The travel time by bus from Sao Paulo airport to city center is around 45-60 minutes. If you by train plus metro from Sao Paulo airport to downtown it will take around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You can also rent a car at Sao Paulo airport or get private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi if traveling in a group.

SIM CARD AT SAO PAULO AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Sao Paulo airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Sao Paulo. Read here Brazil sim card for tourist and best Brazil eSim

You can find the cheapest Brazil eSim with Airalo Brazil eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $13 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $18 USD with 3 GB data and for $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Brazil eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER comes with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SAO PAULO

Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Brazil.

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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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HOW TO GET FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRPORT BUS SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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The Best way from Sao Paulo airport to city center is by bus. The Buses Number 257 and 299 are leaving from Sao Paulo airport to city center running every 15-25 minutes starting from 5 10 am to 11 50 pm. The bus fare is 7 BRL which is €1 and you can pay by cash to the bus driver.

The bus travel time from Guarulhos airport to city center is around 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the traffic. The buses are leaving at Arrivals Terminal 1, 2 and 3 at Sao Paulo airport you will see them easily.

Bus Number 257 from Sao Paulo airport to city stops at Tatuapé Metro Station (Metro Line 3) where you can go anywhere. The metro ticket will cost 7 BRL which is €1.

SHUTTLE BUS FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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You can go by shuttle bus from Sao Paulo airport to city center. The shuttle bus fare from Sao Paulo airport to city center is 47 BRL which is €7 per person and the buses are running every 15 minutes.

The travel time by shuttle bus from Guarulhos Airport to city center is around 40 minutes plus the Metro ride could be around 1-hour minimum. You can pay with a credit card there are a few routes and later you can connect with the metro in Sao Paulo.

The shuttle bus is a direct service and it’s faster than the Public Bus Number 257 which it makes a lot of stops on the way with wifi and aircon. The metro ticket will cost 7 BRL which is €1. The total fare shuttle plus metro could be around 54 BRL which is €8.

Tietê Bus Terminal (Portuguesa – Tietê Metro Station)

Praça da República (Republica Metro Station)

Avenida Paulista (Trianon – Masp Metro Station)

Barra Funda Bus Terminal (Palmeiras – Barra Funda Metro Station

TRAIN FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Sao Paulo airport to city center is by train and metro. There are a few trains leaving from Terminal 1 you can get Line 13-Jade. There is a Free Shuttle moving between the Terminals at the airport and CPTM where you can get the train just in case you arrive to Terminal 3 and Terminal 2. After the train you can go to Brás Metro Station or Luz in Sao Paulo.

The train are leaving from Guarulhos airport to city every 15 minutes from 5 am until midnight. The total travel time by train from Sao Paulo airport to city center is 35 minutes. To get the train if you don’t get to Terminal 1 at Sao Paulo airport there is a free shuttle going between Terminals to the Train Station (CPTM).

The train fare is 4 BRL which is less than €1 and it’s included the metro ticket (Bilhete Unico) for the same amount of money to your final destination in Sao Paulo. This is the way that I took going near Avenida Paulista a Unique Ticket valid for train and metro.

Sao Paulo Metro Map

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The Metro in Sao Paulo has 6 Metro Lines connecting 80 kilometers and is open 24 hours. The metro fare is starting from 4 BRL which is less than €1.

BY TAXI FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Sao Paulo to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Sao Paulo to city center is around 40 minutes.

The taxi fare from Sao Paulo airport to city center is around €25-35. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER/CABIFY SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Sao Paulo or other Apps like InDriver and Cabify you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €20 depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Guarulhos airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT SAO PAULO AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Sao Paulo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Sao Paulo. It will take you 40 minutes to get to Sao Paulo from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Sao Paulo. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Sao Paulo.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Sao Paulo. Prices are around €38 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €9 per person.

BEST WAY FROM SAO PAULO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

The best way from Sao Paulo airport to downtown is by train or by bus to get to the Metro if you are going on a budget. It will take you around 1 hour and 30 minutes and it will cost less than $1 USD depending on the traffic and your final destination in Sao Paulo.

The best way from Sao Paulo airport to city center if you prefer comfort and you are traveling with more people you can get Uber, a private transfer or taxi to get to your accommodation is 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic for $25-40 USD.

ACCOMMODATION IN SAO PAULO

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from Sao Paulo. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Brazil.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN SAO PAULO BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BRAZIL

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A total of $10 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Brazil. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of acai and cheese with a drink for only $1-2 USD.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BRAZIL

You can go to Brazil any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Brazil because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget, because it is considered the low season in the country.

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ATMS AND CASH IN BRAZIL

The official currency of brazil is called Brazilian Reais (BRL). And $1 USD=5 BRL. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to use those inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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