São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport, situated in the city of Guarulhos, in the Greater São Paulo, is the gateway to Brazil. Locally known as Cumbica Airport, the Brazilian Air Force base is located at the airport complex. São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport is ranked first in Brazil for transported passengers, aircraft operations and cargo handled in 2012.
São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) is the second busiest airport in Latin America and the hub for Avianca Brazil and LATAM Brazil. Flights to Guarulhos International Airport are provided by international airlines such as South African Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. GRU is a 25-minute drive from the city centre of São Paulo.
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General Information About São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
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São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport is the main international airport serving the vibrant city of São Paulo. On 28th November 2001, the airport was named after André Franco Montoro – former Governor of São Paulo state. São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport shares some of its facilities with the São Paulo Air Force Base. GRU Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world, with passenger traffic estimated to reach 60 million passengers by 2022.
São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport serves a variety of cuisine options for you to choose from. The gastronomy range includes franchise restaurants, bars, coffee and ice-cream shops.
Whether you’re in need of some last-minute essentials or require a little retail therapy, shops at São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport are sure to provide you with all your shopping requirements. Airport patrons can shop for apparel, electronics, cosmetics, accessories, books and gifts all within the airport’s terminals.
Lounges available in the São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport terminal include Star Alliance Lounge, LATAM VIP Lounge, American Airlines Admiral Club, Mastercard Black VIP lounge and International GOL Premium Lounge.
Facilities at São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport include Wi-Fi, an ecumenical room, a post office, banks, a barber shop, a beauty salon and a diaper changing room.
Hotel Matiz Guarulhos Airport
This modern hotel provides excellent hospitality. It is a 7-minute drive from São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport. Amenities include a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, parking and a gym.
Mercure Guarulhos Aeroporto Hotel
An absolute favourite amongst business and leisure travellers in São Paulo, Mercure Guarulhos Aeroporto Hotel is a beautiful hotel worth checking out. It is a 10-minute drive from São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport. Amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and meeting rooms.
São Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel
This magnificent accommodation provides the functionality of an airport hotel along with quality service. It is a 5-minute drive from São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport. Amenities include restaurants, a business centre, a swimming pool, airport shuttle service and a fitness centre.
Travellers can purchase their foreign exchange up to 60 days before departing South Africa.
The following documents are required to order foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements – flight tickets and accommodation
• ID document
• Proof of residential address
Banco Safra, Banco Do Brasil Exchange and Cotação outlets can be found throughout the terminals at São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport.
GRU Airport offers parking facilities for all your needs. Whether it is short or long-term parking you require, GRU Airport provides the best fit for you. Visit the website for parking fees.
Travelling to and from the airport
São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport physical address: Rod. Hélio Smidt, s/nº - Cumbica, Guarulhos - SP, 07190-100, Brazil.
São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport is located 26 km northeast of the city centre of São Paulo. Metered taxis, buses, airline buses, airport shuttles and car hire options are available to transport you from the airport to your destination.