The São Paulo / Congonhas airport, opened on April 12, 1936, is the most important, in terms of cabotage flights, in the country. Due to a tragic accident in July 2007, the two runways were expanded and combining flights were eliminated, leaving only direct flights to reduce traffic. Since then, it is considered one of the safest airports in Brazil.

Official website:
Number of terminals: 1 – Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 22.1 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 11 5090 9000. There are information desks in the central lobby and arrivals area. A tourist information office is located in the south wing, available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The airport is located within the city and only 7 km (4 miles) from the city center of São Paulo

Congonhas airport

List of car rental companies operating within Congonhas Airport (CGH)

Congonhas Airport (CGH)
The following car rental companies operate underground in the south wing.

Avis (Tel +55 11 5090 9300/9311 – 6:00 am to 10:45 pm)
Hertz (Tel +55 11 5542 7244/2246 4300/800 701 7300 – 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Localiza (Tel +55 11 5533 3535 – 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Movida (Tel +55 11 4323 5805 – 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Unidas (Tel +55 11 5536 3584 – 5:00 am to 11:45 pm)

VIP areas, business, finance, shops, restaurants and cafes, luggage and convenience services at Congonhas Airport (CGH)

VIP lounges

Advantage VIP Lounge – Located on the first floor and open from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, with a maximum stay of 3 hours and with computers, snacks, drinks, TV, air conditioning, newspapers, magazines, conference facilities and Wi-Fi access -Fi. Access to the room is through Priority Pass or Diners Club.

Bradesco Cards Lounge – Open from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm, in front of gate 5, and offers customers: Buffet, TV, Wi-Fi signal, magazines and books. Access is for American Express Platinum or Gold and Bradesco Elo Nanquim cardholders.

Miscellaneous facilities and services
Congonhas Airport (CGH)
Financial services
The airport has banks (Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm), ATMs, currency exchange bureau (from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm), post office, VIP lounges, mobile phone services and free Wi-Fi.
What is there to eat and drink?
Along the terminal there are restaurants, fast food places, cafeterias, bakeries and pizzerias.
Are there duty free and other stores?
There are duty-free shops in the central hall and the first floor, as well as clothing and accessories stores, souvenirs, jewelry, sporting goods, books, newspapers and magazines, sweets, flowers, perfumes, cosmetics and toys.
Are there services to pack luggage?
The luggage protection service is in the north wing, open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Left luggage services at Congonhas airport
The luggage storage works in the basement of the south wing (Tel +55 11 5090 9836), from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Where lost items are received
The lost and found office is located in the central lobby, open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. (Tel +55 11 5090 9013; e-mail:
Other services
– Lottery, beauty salon, travel agencies, shoeshines, medical clinic, baby changing facilities, pharmacy and spa.

Possibility to spend the night at Congonhas Airport (CGH), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.

Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area

Congonhas Airport (CGH)
Is it possible to spend the night at the airport?
Congonhas airport operates with many flights within the country, so there are often many passengers waiting for their respective flights to depart, even at night.
Where to rest?
Most of the terminal seats are equipped with armrests. However, it is possible to find quieter places, where you can lie on the floor, if the passenger has a sleeping bag, especially on the third floor. Another option (paid by credit card that offers the service) is to use one of the VIP lounges, where you can have access to more convenience and privacy, although they close at night. Finally, due to the airport being in the city, there are numerous options available in hotels in the surrounding area.
Is there a left-luggage service?
The luggage storage works in the terminal, operating from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, so you can leave your luggage overnight.
Are there locations selling food 24 hours a day?
There are no 24-hour fast food outlets.
Is free WI-FI available at the airport?
Free and unlimited.
Other services available 24 hours: ATMs, baby changing facilities and medical clinic.

Hotels nearby
Once inside the city, there are several hotels located close to the airport.

Ibis São Paulo Congonhas (0.3 km / 0.2 miles)
Hotel Congonhas (0.3 km / 0.2 miles)
Congonhas Airport Hotel (0.4 km / 0.2 miles)
OYO Hotel Nobrega Congonhas Airport (0.4 km / 0.2 miles)
Nobile Suítes Congonhas – São Paulo / SP (0.4 km / 0.2 miles)

Listed below are airlines that fly and operate to and from Congonhas Airport (CGH)

Avianca (Tel +55 11 4004 4040/300 789 8160 – 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Azul Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 11 4003 1118/800 887 1118 – 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Gol Linhas Aéreas (Tel +55 11 300 115 2121 – 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
LATAM (Tel +55 11 4002 5700/300 570 5700 – 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)

Parking services
The enclosure has a covered parking area, open 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +55 800 105 560.

Services for people with reduced mobility
Passengers with special needs have access ramps, adapted toilets and telephones and vehicles with elevators for boarding and disembarking aircraft. In case of need for special attention or wheelchair, the passenger must contact his airline in advance of the flight. More information: Tel +55 11 5090 9115.