TAXI (Sao Paulo)
TAXI (Sao Paulo) — fares start at R$4.50 and run from R$2.70 for each kilometer (½ mile) or R$0.55 for every minute sitting in traffic. After 8 pm and on weekends, fares rise up to 50%. The blue-and-white, air-conditioned Guarucoop radio taxis are the official taxis at Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo and can take you to the city’s Centro distrct for around R$105 and Paulista district for around R$125. It can cost up to R$170 to more distant destinations such as Morumbi district.
The price is set before the trip based on your drop-off address or suburb and can take from 45 minutes to two hours in peak traffic. The line for the cabs forms just outside the arrivals terminal and moves quickly. Congonhas is much closer to downtown and the Zona Sul, so it usually costs no more than R$50 with the airport’s offical radio taxi company, Vermelho e Branco. Prices are not set before the trip, so fares can vary.
There are a number of taxi companies in Rio de Janeiro that are available via phone:
Call Taxi São Paulo: +55 11 2101 3030
Chamé Taxi: +55 11 3103 8100
Guarucoop: +55 11 2440 7070
Ligue Taxi: +55 11 2101 3030
Rádio Taxi Vermelho e Branco: +55 11 3146 4000
Uber: like Rio, Uber operates in São Paulo, too, and has become popular among both locals and international travelers. Of course, Uber now has local competitors here, such as 99, Cabify, and Ubra (which goes into sketchy areas where Uber won’t go). See more about Uber in São Paulo here: https://www.uber.com/cities/sao-paulo/