Cheap Flights to São Paulo
Home to 17 million inhabitants, São Paulo is the largest city in South America and the third largest in the world. Each year, millions of tourists travel to the sprawling metropolis to explore natural parks, tour ancient temples and churches, and experience some of the best night entertainment in all of Brazil. Finding cheap flights to São Paulo is as simple as entering your travel date and departure city into Skyscanner's flight search. Want to compare flight prices across a range of dates? Try using the Whole Month search option.
What to See and Do in São Paulo
São Paulo is known for its glittering nightlife scene, but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to explore in this dynamic mega-metropolis during the daylight hours. Of particular interest to first-time visitors to the city are: Museu do Paulista do Ipiranga, an historical museum located at the site where Emperor Pedro I declared Brazil's independence; Parque da Independência, an ancient European-style palace that boasts both an indoor and outdoor botanical garden; and Football Museum, a sports museum showcasing photographs, films, and interactive exhibits focusing on the history of football.
Best Time to Fly to São Paulo
São Paulo's peak tourist season runs from June to August, when the weather is balmy and most of the city's attractions are open. Hotel rates and flight prices can be prohibitively high at this time of year, however, so it's best to travel during the offf-peak season if saving on travel costs is your goal. Booking your trip during the spring or fall season (March to May or September to November) is your best bet for enjoying idyllic weather in São Paulo while still having enough room left in your budget to experience the city's best attractions.
Airports in São Paulo
São Paulo has two commercial airports: International flights arriving in São Paulo are served by two airports: Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), which handles both domestic and international flights; and Congonhas Airport (CGH), which serves mostly domestic routes and a handful of international flights.
Guarulhos International Airport is located approximately 29 kilometres from the city centre and serves as the main gateway to São Paulo. The airport is served by several public transit lines as well as taxis and shuttle services. You'll find plenty of amenities and services at Guarulhos International designed to ease your arrival in the São Paulo -- including ATMs, currency exchange facilities, car rental services, retail shops, and two dozen eateries.
Congonhas Airport is situated just 12 kilometres from the city centre and is well-connected by taxis, city buses, and subway lines. While Congonhas Airport has fewer amenities and services than Guarulhos International, you'll still find ATMs, currency exchange facilities, and a decent selection of food concessions within the main terminal building.
The main language spoken in São Paulo is Portuguese. Not many locals speak or understand English, so it's a good idea to learn a few local words and phrases before arriving in the city. São Paulo is generally safe for tourists, but petty crimes like pickpocketing are common -- especially on public transit. Always be aware of your surroundings, and keep any valuable belongings out of plain sight.
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