If you take a taxi, it can take anywhere between 40 mins and 1 hour to get from the airport to the university depending on traffic (it is pretty far away). Total cost is about 150-200 reais. There is a taxi counter when you leave the terminal, where they compute a fixed price to get you to your destination.
If you take public transportation from Aeroporto de Guarulhos, you will need to:
- take a bus (~30 min) to Estação República (metro station)
- metro from República to Butantã (yellow line, ~10 min)
- taxi from the Butantã metro stop (~10 min) to IAG
Total travel time is about 1 hour.
Total cost is about 60-70 reais.
1. Bus from airport to Metrô República
EMTU (Metropolitan Urban transport Company) offers a bus service called Airport Bus Service. More information and timetables are available in its website. You can buy the ticket online or in the counter at the aiport.
Where to buy the ticket at the airport: The Airport Bus Service counter is located outside, next to the arrival terminals. If you landed in Terminal 1, go to the sidewalk, then turn right. If you have landed at Terminal 2, go to the sidewalk, then turn left. The Airport Bus Station counter is located between both Terminals.
2. Metro: República → Butantã (yellow line)
Once you arrive by bus, the Metrô República is very close (within one minute walking distance). This image shows the location of the metro with respect to the bus stop. You should take the yellow line and take the train heading to the Butantã stop (the last stop of the yellow line).
3. Taxi from Metrô Butantã to IAG
A taxi from metrô Butantão to IAG should cost around 20 reais. The address of IAG is:
Rua do Matão, 1226
Universidade de São Paulo
Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG)
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