BASICS The airport is 19 miles (30 km) northeast of the center of São Paulo. There is a tourist information desk in the arrivals terminal open from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
TAXI There are two types of taxis from the airport, radio taxis and regular taxis. The radio taxis are much nicer and more comfortable than regular taxis and have more luggage space. You must buy a ticket from the taxi counter in the arrivals area of the airport. There are tickert counters for both types of taxis. You pay the fare and you will receive a ticket to give to the driver.
Fare to the central city is a fixed fare (depending on your specific destination) and will be about 60 reals ($30) for a radio taxi and about 30 reals ($15) for a regular taxi. Travel time is anywhere from 25 to 50 minutes, depending on the traffic.
BUS Buses depart every 1/2 hour from 6 A.M. to 11 P.M. The bus goes to the Tiete bus station and the Praça de Republica (Republic Square) in the city center. From there you can get a taxi to your final destination. The fare is around 12 reals ($6). Travel time about 25 to 50 minutes to the Praça de Republica.
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RENTAL CAR All the major car rental firms have counters at Sao Paulo Airport. If you plan to travel outside the downtown area, a rental car is highly recommended.