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São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

birds eye view of the airport, showing planes on runway and complex configuration of terminal buildings

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São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (IATA code: GRU) is the primary international airport serving São Paulo. The airport serves the São Paulo metropolitan area, in Brazil.

The airline was rebranded as GRU in 2012. Since 2012, the airport has been operated by a consortium, composed of Invepar, Airports Company South Africa, and Infraero.

GRU acts as a hub for a number of airlines, including: LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile, and Gol Transportes Aéreos.

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Facilities Include:

ATMs: Available throughout

Baby Care Facilities: Washrooms equipped with baby changing facilities in all terminals

Currency exchange: Available in T2 and T3

Duty free shopping: Available in all Terminals, with plenty of shops to pass the time

Eating and drinking: There are food concessions throughout the airport, from snacks and fast food to full-service restaurants.

Storage lockers: Available

Massage: Facility in T3

Post Office: Available in T2

Prayer Room: Interfaith Chapel available in the corridor between T2 and TW

Spa and Salon: Facility in T3

Lounges Include:

Terminal 2

American Airlines Admirals Club

GOL Premium Lounge (Domestic)

GOL Premium Lounge (International)

Villa GRU

Terminal 3

Executive Lounge GRU Airport

Star Alliance Lounge

American Express Lounge


GRU has two parallel runways.

Runway 09R/27L is 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) wide.

Runway 09L/27R is 3,700 metres (12,140 ft) long and 60 metres (200 ft) wide. 09L/27R was widened in 2015 to make it suitable for receiving the Airbus A380. Runway 09R/27L is the preferred runway for landings, whereas runway 09L/27R is preferred for takeoffs.


The airport has three terminals, which are numbered 1, 2, and 3. Terminals 2 and 3 are linked directly via a walkway, but the airport's free shuttle bus service will be required to travel between terminal 1 and the other two terminals.

Terminal 1: This is the smallest terminal. It receives only domestic flights, with two airlines operating from it: Azul and Passaredo.

Terminal 2: This is the oldest and largest terminal building. The terminal is predominately used for domestic flights and for flights to Latin American destinations, although a few intercontinental flights depart from the airport as well.

Terminal 3: This is the newest terminal building. Only international flights operate from the terminal - particularly long-haul intercontinental operations. The LATAM Group's Latin American flights also operate from terminal 3.

Airlines that fly to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

LATAM Group and Gol Transportes Aéreos

LATAM Group and Gol Transportes Aéreos use the airport as a hub

Airline Destinations
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM Brasil Aracaju, Barcelona, Bauru/Arealva, Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Bogotá, Boston, Brasília, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Campo Grande, Córdoba, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Frankfurt, Goiânia, Ilhéus, João Pessoa, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Joinville, Lima, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Londrina, Maceió, Madrid, Manaus, Maringá, Mendoza, Mexico City, Miami, Milan–Malpensa, Montevideo, Natal, Navegantes, New York–JFK, Orlando, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Porto Velho, Punta del Este, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São José, São Luís, Stanley–Mount Pleasant, Teresina, Uberlândia, Vitória
Seasonal: San Carlos de Bariloche
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile, Tel Aviv
LATAM Paraguay Asunción
LATAM Perú Lima
Gol Transportes Aéreos Aracaju, Araçatuba, Asunción, Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Brasília, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cabo Frio, Caldas Novas, Campo Grande, Cascavel, Chapecó, Cordoba, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Dourados, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, Ilhéus, João Pessoa, Joinville, Juazeiro do Norte, Lima, Londrina, Maceió, Manaus, Maringá, Mendoza, Montes Claros, Montevideo, Natal, Navegantes, Passo Fundo, Petrolina, Presidente Prudente, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Punta Cana, Quito, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, Santiago de Chile, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, São Luís, Sinop, Teresina, Uberlândia, Vitória, Vitória da Conquista

Other Airlines

Airline Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air China Beijing–Capital, Madrid
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Perú Lima
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Brasília, Cascavel, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Juazeiro do Norte, Londrina, Maceió, Manaus, Maringá, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, Vitória
Boliviana de Aviación Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru
British Airways London–Heathrow
Copa Airlines Panama City
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York–JFK
Emirates Dubai–International
Iberia Madrid
KLM Amsterdam
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Ribeirão Preto, Uberlândia, Vitória da Conquista
Qatar Airways Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Sky Airline Santiago de Chile
South African Airways Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Turkish Airlines Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Istanbul
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles
Virgin Atlantic London-Heathrow

Top Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Santiago 1,077,731 Avianca Brazil, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile
2 Miami 1,000,112 American Airlines, LATAM Brasil
3 New York–JFK/Newark 996,028 American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, LATAM Brasil, United Airlinesl
4 Buenos Aires 732,802 Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral Líneas Aéreas, Ethiopian Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, LATAM Argentina, LATAM Brasil, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines
5 Madrid 637,428 Air China, Air Europa, Iberia, LATAM Brasil

How to get to São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport

By Bus

The airport is well connected to the local bus system. Buses depart from Guarulhos International Airport, bound for the Congonhas Airport, Republic Square, and a number of other key local destinations.

By Train

A station with access at Terminal 1 connects the airport with the local train system - from which you can connect to additional train lines.

By Taxi

Guarucoop is the exclusive taxi operator from the airport. There are fixed rates, which depend on where you are travelling to.