Fly direct from the UK to São Paulo and discover the largest city in South America. Vast São Paulo offers an eclectic patchwork of neighbourhoods, home to markets such as the historic Mercado Central, and cultural institutions like the strikingly modern São Paulo Museum of Art.
São Paulo’s excellent restaurant scene mixes traditional Brazilian food with Japanese, Italian and Middle Eastern cuisines, while lavish shopping malls such as Shopping Morumbi testify to a city whose wealth is rising rapidly. Flights to São Paulo also connect you to a wider region worth exploring. If you’re seeking more than a city, the Paulista Coast’s broad, sandy beaches are less than an hour from São Paulo, while the Swiss-styled mountain resort town of Campos do Jordao, Brazil’s highest city, is also nearby.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow (LHR) to São Paulo Guarulhos airport (GRU), offering its passengers award-winning service and a checked baggage allowance of 2 x 32kg. As well as running a direct service from London to Sao Paulo, British Airways offers flights to São Paulo from London City airport (LCY) via Madrid, connecting with British Airways partner Iberia.
Fly non-stop from London to São Paulo and explore one of South America’s wealthiest, most modern cities. To make your journey even smoother, you can check in for your flight online or via your mobile phone, where you can also choose your seat numbers up to 24 hours before your flight departs.
São Paulo Guarulhos Airport is located 16 miles from central São Paulo, and is connected to it via registered taxis and an express bus service. For those with lighter luggage only, a bus also connects the airport with the nearest metro stop, shortening journey times. Within São Paulo, the easiest way to get around is by using the clean, safe six-line metro system for long distances and by hiring taxis for shorter stretches.
São Paulo airport has plenty of authentically local places to eat and shop. Estação Eisenbahn serves up the little known beers of Southern Brazil’s large German minority, while Devassa offers regional foods such as sun-dried beef and yucca croquettes. A good range of duty free shops stocking local and international brands is available in the departure lounge.
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