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São Paulo Taxis

Sao Paulo Taxi General Information and Tips

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Taxis in São Paulo

São Paulo, the vibrant heart of Brazil, and a great international tourist destination, so it comes as no surprise that taxis can be found in abundance around the city. Furthermore, São Paulo taxis are a safe and convenient way to get around and offer 24/7 door-to-door services.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM GRU AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE
14.60 €
22.80 €
35 MIN
FROM GRU TO PINACOTECA
14.70 €
19 €
40 MIN
FROM CITY TO FOOTBALL MUSEUM
3.30 €
3.80 €
10 MIN

São Paulo taxi prices

Taxis in São Paulo are inexpensive, especially compared to some big cities, making them a great transportation option. However, they do not offer flat-rate fares, they calculate their prices using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. These factors are then divided into two “Flags” that are directly set on the taximeter. Moreover, various constituents affect these prices, such as the time and day you are travelling on. It is good to know that some São Paulo airport transfer services offer fixed rate prices from the airport to the city centre or to popular destinations in and around the city.

Taxi Fares:

Flag 1 – Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 20:00

Initial fee: €0.75 (R$4.50)
Per Km: €0.45 (R$2.75)
Waiting time per hour: €5.35 (R$33)

Flag 2 – Monday to Friday from 20:00 to 06:00 and Saturday and Sunday all-day

Initial fee: €0.75 (R$4.50)
Per Km: €0.60 (R$3.57)
Waiting time per hour: €5.35 (R$33)

Please note, that the 50% fee on top of the meter amount for inter-municipal rides and baggage surcharge has been waived as a way to keep the market more competitive for taxi drivers.

How to get a taxi in São Paulo

Taking a São Paulo taxi cab is a safe and comfortable way to get around São Paulo, as they offer 24/7 door-to-door services. There are three different ways to catch a taxi in the city; you can either hail a São Paulo taxi directly from the streets, go to an official taxi rank around the city, which can be found at big hotels, beaches, and Guarulhos International Airport. Or you can call one of the taxi companies that operate in São Paulo, such as Coopertax, Guarucoop, and Guarucoop; here you can choose the time and pickup point of your choice.

Nonetheless, if you prefer travelling at a fixed price with no hidden costs, it is highly recommended to pre-book your São Paulo transfer online.

Benefits of booking your São Paulo Taxi Transfer in Advance

Knowing that you don’t have to run around town, trying to find an empty taxi, especially late at night, with children or carrying heavy luggage is always a great feeling. Not only do São Paulo private transfers provide set rate fares, a guaranteed on-time pickup, but all Welcome Pickups’ drivers speak fluent English, unlike most Brazilian taxi drivers. Our drivers are local, hand-picked by us and highly trained. Moreover, Welcome drivers are friendly and happy to give you top recommendations on where to go and what to do during your São Paulo holiday.

São Paulo taxi tips

  1. It is always best to carry cash on you when taking a taxi as most drivers do not accept bank card payments. 
  2. The taximeter should be turned on in front of you, if it’s broken or already on, take another cab.
  3. Check if the start fee number marked on the meter is correct based on the time and day, as mentioned previously.
  4. It is unusual to tip your taxi driver in São Paulo, however, it is customary to round up the fare to the next Real.
  5. Always take or call for a registered taxi.
  6. There is no longer an extra 50% fee on top of your final amount for inter-municipal trips or the baggage surcharge.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in São Paulo

Most regular taxis cannot accommodate wheelchairs, however, you can book a wheelchair accessible taxi in advance, by calling the government’s Central de Atendimento do Táxi Acessível on +55 3740-5544.

Safety and Complaints

If you happen to have a bad taxi experience in São Paulo, you can file an official complaint through the Public Transportation Department, either by e-mail: dtpsac@prefeitura.sp.gov.br or by telephone on +55 11-2692-3302, +55 11-2291-5416, or +55 11-2692-4094.

Please write down the taxi’s license plate, car model, location, and date, before sending your complaint, or simply ask your driver for a receipt that includes all this information before leaving the vehicle.

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis expensive in São Paulo?

No, taxis in São Paulo are relatively cheap, especially compared to other major cities. Taxi cabs use a taximeter to calculate their prices, and prices vary depending on the time and day you are travelling on. Nonetheless, if you are travelling the 35-minute ride from São Paulo airport to the city centre by taxi, expect to pay around €14.60 during the day and €22.80 during the night.

Should I tip my taxi driver in São Paulo, Brazil?

No, it is not common to tip your taxi driver in Brazil. However, it is customary to round up your final taxi fare to the highest Real.

How do I get a taxi in São Paulo?

São Paulo taxis are easy to find around the city; you can either hail a taxi directly from the streets, find a taxi at any official taxi rank - especially around big hotels, main streets, the airport, or major tourist attractions, or you can call one of the taxi companies that operate in São Paulo. Though, if you prefer to travel at a fixed rate fee with no hidden costs, you can book your ride with a private transfer company.

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