Hire an airport rental car to explore the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paulo
Visit Sao Paulo and discover its many secrets when you hire a rental car. With museums, historic buildings, art, and many other attractions to explore, Brazil's largest city is guaranteed to delight and surprise you.
Let loose and party all night at one of the 15,000 bars in the city, indulge in some luxury shopping in the Jardins District and spend the day strolling around lush gardens in Parque Ibirapuera. With over 12,000 restaurants, Sao Paulo is a food lover's paradise. You’ll need to return again and again to get your fill of this cosmopolitan city.
Booking a Sao Paulo rental car
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Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
Bustling Sao Paulo airport is located 25 kilometres from the city centre and offers both international and domestic flight services. It has three terminals servicing millions of passengers each year. Terminal 1 can be accessed from the other terminals by a free shuttle bus. Terminals 2 and 3 are connected and walkable.
Dining options are available in all terminals and include restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets. The airport also has an impressive range of shopping outlets where you can pick up big name fashion, jewelry, souvenirs, duty-free items and more. WiFi is available throughout the airport and free for one hour.
To collect your hired car keys and begin your Brazilian adventure, head to the arrivals hall in Terminal 1, 2, or 3 to find your designated car rental service desks.
Driving from the Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport to downtown Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo city centre is easily accessible from the airport and it will take approximately 40 minutes to make the trip. Simply take Ayrton Senna or Presidente Dutra highways and follow the signs to the centre.
Driving tips for your Sao Paulo rental car
Driving in Sao Paulo can be challenging with heavy traffic, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. Avoid driving during 6am-9am and 4pm-8pm, if possible.
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
● Keep some cash or a credit card handy to pay for the road tolls.
● Keep an eye out for motorcycle riders who often weave through slow moving traffic at high speeds.
● Take extra care if driving during or after the rainy season, when roads can be hazardous.
Parking options at the Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport
There are nearly 1500 car spaces available at the airport. All parking areas are easily accessible from all three terminals.
Parking options in Sao Paulo city centre
On-street parking is available on the main streets of the central area, known as Zona Azul or the blue zone. Buy tickets from authorised shops, newsstands and transit guards, and display the ticket on your windscreen. Alternatively, use one of the many paid parking lots, with rates starting at $R11.50 per hour.