Guide to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport

Contributors: Ediney
Updated Thursday 21st May, 2009

ICAO Code: SBGR
IATA Code: GRU

Latitude: S23° 25' 59"
Longitude W46° 28' 27"

Sunrise Today: 06:11
Sunset Today: 19:47

Sao Paulo Guarulhos is the largest airport in South America and receives flights from more than 40 airlines from all continents, the latest operator being El Al of Israel (May 2009).
In 2008 the airport handled almost 20 million passengers and 430,000 tonnes of cargo, resulting in over 200,000 take-offs and landings.

The airport is a spotter friendly airport and the authorities do not attempt to prevent the hobby. The weather is generally good, with January to April being rainy season and May to December being sunnier. The spotter points are good in both summer and winter.

While all points are safe, extra care needs to be taken at Morrinho (spot C) and I will advice everyone to visit in a group rather than on your own.

Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies

Approach: 119.8, 120.05 & 129.5
ATIS: 127.75
Clearance Delivery: 121.0
Ground: 121.7 & 126.9
Tower: 118.4, 132.75 & 135.2

Hotels Get Hotel prices New

Travelling to Sao Paulo Guarulhos? Compare prices on all the top hotel websites below:

Compare Top Hotel Sites
Expedia Hotelopia Hotels.com Lastminute.com Hilton Late Rooms Travelocity

Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Weather

All times on the weather descriptions are local

Observed at 22:00 - (20 days ago)


°C


Clouds:
Wind:
Visibility:
QNH:
Dew Point: °C
Runway in Use: Unable to determine, wind is clam

Movements

A sample of the upcoming movements for Sao Paulo Guarulhos.

We do not current have any movements for Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport.

Photo Spot Spot A - Inside the Terminal - Wing A

This spotter point is possible through the two windows from inside the terminal. GRU airport is divided into blocks, which gives the name of wings, one of the best spotter points is on wing A.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: S23° 25' 38" (S23° 25.634')
Longitude: W46° 29' 2" (W46° 29.028')

Photos

Photo 40977
Focal Length: 12.6mm
Photo 40975
Focal Length: 19.1mm
Photo 40974
Focal Length: 9.7mm
Photo 37327
Focal Length: 40mm

View more photos taken at this location

Photo Spot Spot B - Inside theTerminal - Wing D

Wing D inside the Terminal is another good spot.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: S23° 25' 37" (S23° 25.621')
Longitude: W46° 28' 48" (W46° 28.794')

Photos

Photo 40987
Focal Length: 70mm
Photo 26553
Focal Length: 360mm
Photo 25767
Focal Length: 170mm
Photo 25763
Focal Length: 100mm

View more photos taken at this location

Photo Spot Spot C - Morrinho

This is the best spotter point at GRU. Here you can make pictures of the landings and take-offs after 09 hours of the morning. Getting here is complicated, its not local or very safe to come here only by taxi and must come with several people.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: S23° 25' 22" (S23° 25.362')
Longitude: W46° 27' 25" (W46° 27.419')

Photos

Photo 43740
Focal Length: 42mm
Photo 41079
Focal Length: 228mm
Photo 40767
Focal Length: 190mm
Photo 39537
Focal Length: 280mm

View more photos taken at this location

Photo Spot Spot D - Hotel Matiz

Another great place is the terrace of the Hotel Matiz, but depends on the authorization of management of the hotel, the day is around $50.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: S23° 26' 17" (S23° 26.291')
Longitude: W46° 29' 46" (W46° 29.769')

Photos

Photo 39407
Focal Length: 135mm
Photo 39406
Focal Length: 109mm
Photo 39088
Focal Length: 250mm
Photo 39086
Focal Length: 131mm

View more photos taken at this location

Photo Spot Spot E - Spotter Point 09L / R

These points are also excellent and can be used all day, staying in a large lawn that can be achieved by walking from the main terminal in about 30 minutes. Cars are not allowed here, the police can stay here. The place is safe.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: S23° 26' 17" (S23° 26.283')
Longitude: W46° 29' 36" (W46° 29.597')

Photos

Photo 37885
Focal Length: 200mm
Photo 37884
Focal Length: 200mm
Photo 37883
Focal Length: 330mm
Photo 37673
Focal Length: 35mm

View more photos taken at this location

Comments Comments About This Airport / Guide

Posted by: toshio Brazil
Thursday 24th November, 2011 at 01:10 GMT
Hi everybody!!!

I'd like to know if there is a restriction for shooting from spot E-RWY9L/9R. I go to the airport everyday and I don't see anyone taking photos from that place any more.

Best regards from Brazil.
Posted by: Blazej Poland
Friday 7th January, 2011 at 12:52 GMT
Hey everyone,

is on airport an observation desk or viewing tarrace?

Greetings
Posted by: michael USA
Sunday 26th July, 2009 at 18:25 GMT
at GRU I will be arriving on Delta which is in Terminal 1. My friend arrives via Korean Airlines, also in Terminal 1. The question is because Delta arrives in "Wing A" while Korean arrives in "Wing D"

Is the baggage claim area for these two "wings" in the same location?

Thanks in advance

Add Comments Add Your Comments

Your Name:

From:

London's buiest airport is: This is required to prevent automatic spam bots from posting here.

Comments:

Add Photos Upload Your Photos!

Quick Uploading
Our upload form allows you to fill in the aircraft data while your photo uploads in the background making it what we believe to be the quickest aviation photo upload form on the net.

We even give you a progress bar showing how long until your photo is uploaded!

Quick Screening
We screen most photos within 24 hours.
Any rejections are always given comments detailing the reasons.

Join our growing list of photographers and upload your shots to Plane Mad.

Please Wait Please Wait - Loading
Close
Close

Login

Username:

Password:

Remember Me:

Remember me on this computer

Forgotten your password? Get a reset password sent to your registered e-mail address

Close

User Private Message

Subject:

Message: