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Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

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Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
AddressPO Box 3061, Guarulhos, São Paulo, 07141-970, Brazil
Telephone(11) 2445 2945.
Websitewww.gru.com.br
Number of terminals3
MapSão Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
LocationSão Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is situated 25km (18 miles) northeast of São Paulo.
Airport codeGRU
Airport newsSão Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is presently undergoing large-scale construction, including the creation of a new Terminal 3, which is planned to be ready in time for Brazil's hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.
Transfer between terminalsThe two main terminals (Terminals 1 and 2) are situated in one structure, close enough for passengers to walk between them. Shuttle buses connect Terminal 4 to Terminals 1 and 2 and the car parks.
Driving directionsTo reach São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, take either Ayrton Senna or Presidente Dutra highways eastbound from the city centre.
Car rentalCar hire companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Interlocadora, Localiza, Locar Alpha, Movida and Unidas each have offices at the airport.
Public transport and taxisBus: Public buses connect São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport with Congonhas Domestic Airport and various destinations in the city centre (journey time to downtown São Paulo: around 50 minutes). Alternatively, the Airport Bus Service (tel: 0800 770 2287; www.airportbusservice.com.br) run regular coach services to destinations in and around the city. Tickets should be purchased in advance on the arrivals floor of Terminals 1 and 2. 
Shuttle: A shuttle minibus service operates to the city centre (journey time: 30-50 minutes) from outside Terminals 1 and 2.
Taxi: Prepaid radio taxis serve the terminals. Fares start at around R$95, and the journey time varies from 30 to 60 minutes into central São Paolo, depending on traffic (which can often be heavy).
Car parkingLong and short-term parking is available outside the terminals. Payment offices are situated in the arrivals halls.
Information and help desksThere are Infraero information counters (tel: (11) 2445 2945) in the departures and arrivals areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Tourist information desks (tel: (11) 2445 2380 or 4029) can be found on the arrivals floors of these terminals. Comunicação Social can also assist with specific enquiries (tel: (11) 2445 2256 or2891).
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Banks with bureau de change facilities are located in Terminals 1 and 2. ATMs are available in every terminal.
Communications: There is also a 24-hour post office in Terminal 1. There are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the airport.
Food: A good choice of restaurants is available in Terminals 1 and 2. Facilities are more restricted in Terminal 4, but a coffee shop, restaurant and fast food are available.
Shopping: There is a good selection of shops and duty-free outlets in Terminals 1 and 2. There is a small shop in Terminal 4.
Luggage: Trolleys are available. There is a 24-hour left-luggage office in the arrivals area of the main terminal complex, operated by Malex do Brasil.
Other facilities: First aid facilities are located in all terminals and there are pharmacies in Terminals 1 and 2. There is access to a viewing terrace from the main terminal complex.
Conference and business facilitiesBusiness facilities, including telephones, fax machines and computers, are available on the departures floor of the administration building. As well as VIP lounges, there are two conference rooms that can each accommodate 80 to 100 people.Conference facilities are also offered at local hotels, including the São Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel (tel: (11) 2468 6999; www.marriott.com) and the Hotel Monaco Residence (tel: (11) 2463 7200; www.monacohoteis.com.br).
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled travellers include ramped access and lifts, adapted toilets and telephones.
Airport hotelsThere is a transit hotel within the airport, with full-service accommodation options nearby. Hotel reservations can be made at the tourist information counters on the arrivals floor of Terminals 1 and 2.

São Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel
The São Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel is a five-minute drive or shuttle ride from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The hotel is a good choice for either business or leisure travellers with its on-site restaurant, business centre, swimming pool and fitness facilities.
Guarulhos, Av. Monteiro Lobato S/N
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel: (11) 6468 6999.
Web: www.marriott.com

Slaviero Fast Sleep
This on-site transit accommodation has quick access to the international and domestic terminals. Most rooms are small and house bunk beds, however several larger 'suite' rooms are also available.
Rod. Hélio Smidt, s/nº, São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Cumbica, Brazil
Tel: (11) 2445 2356.
Web: www.slavierohoteis.com.br

Hotel Matiz Guarulhos
Situated close to the airport complex, the Matiz provides complimentary shuttle service around the clock. In addition, guests are offered a choice of accommodation and a restaurant following a different food theme each night during the week (with á la carte dining at weekends).
Rua Pedro de Toledo 1000
Guarulhos/SP 07140-000, Brazil
Tel: (11) 3411 7000.
Web: www.hotelariabrasil.com.br

Mercure Guarulhos
Close to the Bosque Maia park and a just a few minutes from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, Mercure Guarulhos offers on-site dining options, car parking spaces, a swimming pool and fitness facilities.
Av. Luiz Dumont Villares 400
Sao Paulo 2085000, Brazil
Tel: (11) 2475 9988.
Web: www.accorhotels.com.br
Full airport nameSão Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
CountryBrazil
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