Sao Paulo has two main international airports- the Guarulhos International airport and the Viracopos airport. The Congonhas airport is another airport that handles domestic flights. Taxis to the city from the Guarulhos International airport usually cost between US$ 75 and US$ 110. Sao Paulo has three main bus stations- Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê, Terminal Rodoviário de Jabaquara and the Terminal Rodoviário da Barra Funda, of which the Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê is the biggest. The Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê has buses to and from all parts of Brazil and even neighboring South American countries.
The Sao Paulo subway system is called the Metro and is a convenient and recommended means of commuting in Sao Paulo. It has 4 operational routes that extensively cover the entire city. The Metro usually costs US$ 2.55. There is a bus service that you can use, but it can get very crowded during peak hours. Taxis in the city can be identified by their white and green color. Taxis are quite convenient but can be expensive. There is also a commuter train service that you can ride for a similar price as the Metro.
Traffic lights in Sao Paulo remain in the blinking mode between 11 in the night to around 5 in the morning. So be very careful if you are driving at night. Sao Paulo can have fluctuations in Voltage; therefore check with your hotel manager before plugging in your camera or phone for charging. DEATUR police staff, present in all Sao Paulo airports, may be approached for general safety tips for tourists in Sao Paulo.