The international airport that serves São José dos Campos area is the Sao Paulo / Guarulhos International Airport (GRU). It is located 50 minutes away from São José dos Campos.
You can exchange your money to reais, the Brazilian currency, inside the airport. There are several booths where
you can go to exchange money. Just after the gate that gives access to airport lobby there is one.
Credit cards and atm cards are well accepted in the majority of Brazilians commercial stores and restaurants. However, it is a good idea to always have cash with you. Just to give you an idea about the amount of cash in reais that you should have with you, it follows some ordinary price informations:
|Item||Value in reais (R$)|
|Fast food full launch||12.00|
|Lunch at an ordinary restaurant||15.00|
|Diner at an ordinary restaurant||20.00|
|Self-service at a steak house ("churrascaria")||30.00|
|Taxi from hotel to INPE||20.00|
|Mineral water - bottle||1.20|
If you arrive in São Paulo on Tuesday (07/28) or Wednesday (07/29), there will be a free transfer service from airport to your hotel for the ones that are pre-register. This service will be provided by vans. Someone, with a board showing a legend "INPE - Complex System" will be waiting for you just after the gate that is used to leave the airport restricted area. This guy will give you all the needed information about your transfer to São José dos Campos and he will be glad to answer all your questions. Attention: in order to this schema works, you need to provide in your registration log your flight information. Do not forget that. If any problems happen or in case that you were unable to find this guy, call Mr. Fernando Moura, at the cel (12)8125-7641 that he will help you.
Taxi from São Paulo International Airport to São José dos Campos:
Price varies from R$ 170.00 (one hundred and seventy reais) to R$200.00 (two-hundred reais) per trip. You can get the taxi at the exit of the airport. The cars are white.
Bus from São Paulo International Airport to São José dos Campos Main Bus Station:
Ticket costs: R$12.65 (twelve reais and sixty-five cents). You can get information about this bus at a booth located just before the exit from the airport loby area. At São José dos Campos main station, get a taxi to your hotel (R$20.00).
Bus from São Paulo International Airport to São Paulo Main Bus Station (Tiete Terminal):
Every hour from 12:05 am to 11:55 pm
Ticket costs: R$ 24.00 (twenty-four reais)
At the São Paulo Main Bus Station, get the following Bus:
Bus from São Paulo Main Bus Station (Tiete Terminal) to São José dos Campos Bus Station:
Every half an hour, from 5:30 am to 11:00 p.m.
Ticket costs: R$ 14.55 (fourteen reais and fifty-five cents). In the São José dos Campos Main Bus Station, get a taxi to your hotel (R$20.00).