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There are 7 ways to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco by plane, subway, bus, train or shuttle

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Fly Sao Paulo to San Francisco  •  19h 38m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to San Francisco (SFO) GRU - SFO

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Fly Sao Paulo to Oakland  •  21h 17m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Oakland (OAK) GRU - OAK

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Fly Sao Paulo to San Jose, BART  •  21h 23m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to San Jose (SJC) GRU - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Powell Street

Bus to Sao Paulo Viracopos, fly to San Francisco  •  20h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Congonhas Airport to Aeroporto de Viracopos
  2. Fly from Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) to San Francisco (SFO) VCP - SFO

Fly Sao Paulo to Sacramento, train  •  22h 40m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Sacramento (SMF) GRU - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Richmond

Fly Sao Paulo to Santa Rosa, train  •  25h 37m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Santa Rosa (STS) GRU - STS
  2. Take the train from Sonoma County Airport SMART to San Rafael SMART

Fly Sao Paulo to Monterey, shuttle  •  26h 3m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Monterey (MRY) GRU - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage to SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic

Sao Paulo (GRU) to San Francisco (SFO) flights

The flight time between Sao Paulo (GRU) and San Francisco (SFO) is around 19h 26m and covers a distance of around 6516 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 11m. Services are operated by United Airlines, Aeroméxico, American Airlines and others. Typically 232 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

232 Weekly Planes
19h 26m Average Duration
$331 Cheapest Price
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International entry into United States from Brazil

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into United States from Brazil

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Brazil
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Brazil from United States.

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Last updated: 17 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco is to fly which costs R$ 1600 - R$ 3000 and takes 19h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco is to fly which costs R$ 1600 - R$ 3000 and takes 19h 38m.

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The distance between Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) and San Francisco is 6523 miles.

It takes approximately 19h 38m to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sao Paulo Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 47m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco is 4h behind Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH). It is currently 2:25 AM in Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) and 10:25 PM in San Francisco.

LATAM Chile, Aeroméxico, Air Canada and three other airlines offer flights from Sao Paulo Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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The best way to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to Sao Paulo Airport is to line 258 bus which takes 45 min and costs R$ 5 - R$ 8.

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Map of how to get from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 6523.2 miles
  • Duration: 19h 38m

What companies run services between Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH), Brazil and San Francisco, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Aeroméxico and seven other airlines fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport (CGH) to San Francisco hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
17h 53m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Houston, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
18h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Houston, San Diego
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
19h 39m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Newark, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Orlando, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 19m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Houston
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Houston
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Denver
Ave. Duration
21h 48m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Houston
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
19h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Houston, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Washington Dulles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Newark, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
21h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
21h 51m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Newark, Denver
Ave. Duration
22h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Miami
Ave. Duration
16h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
18h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Miami, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Rosa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Rosa via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
19h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
17h 17m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Boston
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
25h 18m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Lima, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Panama City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 22m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Washington Dulles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
18h 56m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
16h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Miami, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,900
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Houston
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Diego
Ave. Duration
17h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Bogota, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Houston, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Houston, San Diego
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Toronto
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
18h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Monterey via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $1,700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
18h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
16h 58m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18h 43m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Sacramento via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos to San Francisco via Orlando
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Santa Rosa via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
18h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Francisco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
16h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
18h 13m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
18h 43m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Powell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Website
sonomamarintrain.org
Train from Sonoma County Airport SMART to San Rafael SMART
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Azul
Phone
+55 4003 1118 / 0800 887 1118
Email
facebook@voeazul.com.br
Website
voeazul.com.br
Bus from Congonhas Airport to Aeroporto de Viracopos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
voeazul.com.br
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey - Calle Principal / Parking Garage to SFO - San Francisco Airport Domestic
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55

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