Travelling to São Paulo

Travelling to São Paulo

As one of Brazil’s most visited cities, tourists have two options to get in São Paulo: by plane or by bus.


By Plane


Sampa has three main airports. These are Congonhas, Viracopos International, and Guarulhos International.


The Congonhas Airport is located in the very heart of the region, which is about 15 kilometers from the downtown. It accommodates most of the domestic flights in the city. Built in the 1930s, the airport’s structure is simple but an architecture that is glamorous enough worth for everyone to appreciate.


Viracopos International on the other hand, is second of Brazil’s biggest airports. Located 99 kilometers from the city’s downtown, the airport is mainly utilized for air cargo transport. It accommodates to both domestic and international flights as well.


Like Viracopos, Guarulhos caters to international flights, too. Also known as Cumbica, the airport lies 40 kilometers from the city center.


By Bus


São Paulo or Sampa is home to three bus terminals: the Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê, Terminal Rodoviário da Barra Funda, and the Terminal Rodoviário de Jabaquara.


Simply known as Tietê, Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê is the world’s second largest terminal. It travels to destinations throughout the country as well as international destinations like Asunción in Paraguay which takes 20 hours, Buenos Aires in 36 hours, and Montevideo in Uruguay in 30 hours.


The other two terminals travel around the city and some of its neighbouring states.