Flying to São Paulo
is very well connected by air to South America, North America, and
Europe. There are also an increasing number of flights and connections
across Asia, Africa, and the Gulf states.
major airlines with international flights to Brazil include Aerolineas
Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines,
British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Emirates,
Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM, LAN Chile, Lufthansa, South African
Airways, SAS, TAP Air Portugal and United Airlines. Some Brazilian
airlines also have international flights: Gol, LATAM (formerly
called TAM), Azul.
are several international airports in Brazil. The two most important
ones are the São Paulo International Airport (Guarulhos, airport code
GRU) and the Rio de Janeiro International Airport (Galeão, airport code
GIG). The distance between the two airports is 220 miles (353 km).
Paulo and Rio also have smaller airports closer to the city centers
that are used for the air-shuttle between the two cities and a number
of other short haul regional services. They are Congonhas (CGH) in São
Paulo and Santos Dumont (SDU) in Rio.
you are coming to Brazil exclusively for taking part in the ISHPSSB
& ABFHiB 2017 Meeting, you should arrive via the São Paulo
international airport (Guarulhos, airport code GRU). For that reason,
this site provides detailed information about that airport.
choose to arrive to Brazil via another international airport (for
instance: Rio de Janeiro), you may fly from that airport either to the
São Paulo international airport in Guarulhos, or to the São Paulo
domestic airport called Congonhas (airport code CGH).
who will participate in both the 2017 Meeting of the International
Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (São
Paulo, 16 to 21 July, 2017) and the 25th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine
(Rio de Janeiro, 23 to 29 July 2017) might consider the possibility of
arriving to Brazil by São Paulo, and leaving Brazil by Rio de Janeiro.
However, one should be careful because the fares might be higher when
the passenger arrives to and leaves from different airports.
time from Europe to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is just over eleven
hours depending on your starting point. Flight time is eight and a half
hours from Miami to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, just over nine from
New York, eleven from Atlanta, thirteen from Los Angeles and sixteen
from San Francisco. The vast majority of those flights to Brazil are
overnight flights that arrive in the early morning in Rio de Janeiro or
São Paulo. The return flights leave Brazil late afternoon or evening.
you plan to travel extensively in Brazil, you might be interested in
buying an Air Pass. Notice that it can only be bought before you arrive
Air Pass - Gol Airlines
Air Pass - Azul Airlines
Additional information about your arrival to Brazil is presented in the following separate complementary pages:
Airport information – especially about the São Paulo International Airport (Guarulhos, airport code GRU)
Customs and immigration – the Brazilian legal procedures at the airport, when you arrive to the country
In São Paulo – how can you go from the São Paulo international airport to your accomodations
Consulates and police – how can you contact the authorities of your country and the Brazilian tourist police, in case you need help