São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, has one of the largest metropolitan populations in the world at approximately 20,000,000 people.
The demographic makeup of São Paulo includes a great mix of German, Portuguese, Swiss and Italian descendents, among others. The result of the mix is that São Paulo is home to a huge variety of cuisines, art, and other cultural aspects.
São Paulo has three major bus terminals and two major airports. Terminal Rodoviário do Tietê, Terminal Rodoviário da Barra Funda, and Terminal Rodoviário de Jabaquara. do Tietê is the second largest bus terminal in the world, serving bus companies offering routes to cities all over Brazil and select international destinations including Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Asunción.
São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (Airport code GRU) is the busiest of the three large airports accessible from São Paulo. Commonly called Cumbica International Airport, it acts as a major hub for TAM Airlines and Gol Tansportes Aéreos. The airport sees close to 22,000,000 passengers a year with just fewer than 210,000 aircraft movements. TAM and Gol fly to the most destinations, while TAM, Gol, LAN, United, Continental, and TAP Portugal fly the most frequently.
Congonhas- São Paulo Airport (Airport code CGH) serves over 13,500,000 travellers a year on almost 200,000 flights. Only six carriers fly out of Congonhas, although those that do fly frequently. Routes are domestic and generally stay within the southern and central regions of the country. TAM and Gol operate the most routes as well as the most flights per year.
Viracopos-Campinas International Airport (Airport code VCP) is in Campinas, about 100 kilometres from São Paulo. Azul Brazilian Airlines mainly flies from Viracopos, so while Cumbica and Congonhas are closer to the city, have a wider variety of carriers, and serve more destinations, passengers wishing to fly Azul may find Viracopos-Campinas International Airport a better option.