Sleeping in Airports

São Paulo Congonhas Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our São Paulo Congonhas Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I had my sleeping bag with me so i just laid it out behind the information desk on the 1st floor. i had an excellent sleep. – Mohammed

CGH Airport Overview

sao paulo congonhas airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at São Paulo Congonhas Airport.

What to Expect

The large, busy terminal at São Paulo Congonhas Airport (code: CGH) handles domestic routes. Amenities include a variety of shops and eateries, including a few that are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Congonhas Airport

Based on a recent review, travellers should have no problems camping out here overnight. The area near Starbucks is a popular sleep spot. For uninterrupted sleep, one hotel is within walking distance, and additional hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Congonhas Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near São Paulo Congonhas Airport:

  • Ibis São Paulo Congonhas – Connected to the airport grounds by a walkway over the roadway.  No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Slim São Paulo Congonhas -Free airport shuttle on weekdays.  » Check Rates
  • Transamerica Executive Congonhas – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Congonhas Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program.  Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Advantage VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Ground Level. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Congonhas Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco 24 Horas • Banco Real • Unibanco • HSBC • Itaú and Santander. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a room for diaper changing. Location: Landside, Main Hall / North Wing.

Currency Exchange – Cotação Exchange – Location: Landside, First Floor. Hours: unknown.

Duty-Free and Shopping – Duty-Free and a small selection of shops are available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there were a variety of food concessions at the airport, including a few that are open 24 hours.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Arrivals / Main Hall – Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Malex – Location: Landside, South Wing – Hours: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Medical Services – First aid services are available if you feel unwell or injured yourself.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us mobile charging is available at the airport. (December 2021)

Pharmacy – Drogaria São Carlos – Location: Landside, South Wing – Hours: 5:00 AM – 00:00 AM (Monday – Friday) • 5:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays).

Post Office – Drop off your last-minute postcards at the airport’s post office. Location: unknown.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in São Paulo Congonhas and need local arrangements or help planning a last-minute trip abroad, there are a few travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. ABAV, BBTur and Sweet Way all operate at the airport.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Congonhas Airport. Connect to the “INFRAERO wi-fi Gratis” network.

São Paulo Congonhas Airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • Azul • GOL • LATAM • NHT • Pantanal • TAP Portugal • WebJet.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses are available to connect to the Guarulhos Airport.  If you are in downtown Congonhas, some buses pass by close to the airport. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the SPTrans website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available at Congonhas Airport: Avis • Hertz • Localiza • Unidas.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


The closest metro station to the airport is Tietê (Line 1 – Blue). From there, a bus will be required to get to the airport. While Tiete is the closest, other stations also provide a direct connection to the airport via bus: Barra Funda (Line 3 – Red), República (Line 3 – Red) and Tatuapé (Line 3 – Red).


Taxis are readily available outside the terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.