We fly to São Paulo daily

12 hour flight time

London Heathrow (LHR)
Flights commence summer 2025

Fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


Not fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in São Paulo

Local time

GMT -3 hours


Plug types C and N



Local transport

There are plenty of ways to get around São Paulo, but traffic is infamous, so the metro is a popular option.


Brazillian Portuguese

Discover São Paulo

No matter what your interests are, you're bound to find something that captivates you in this dynamic and energetic city.

Watch the beautiful game

Home to iconic clubs like São Paulo FC, Palmeiras, and Corinthians, São Paulo is a soccer powerhouse in Brazil. The city's stadiums, such as the Morumbi and Allianz Parque, are hallowed grounds where fans chant and sing with unmatched enthusiasm. And Rivalry matches between these clubs, known as the "Paulista Derby," are intense affairs that captivate the entire city.

Experience a true Brazillian carnival

Whether you're into samba, sipping caipirinhas, or just want to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of colors and music, the São Paulo Carnival is one wild, unforgettable ride you won't want to miss. It's a party so epic, it'll have you saying, "Samba on!". You'll make friends from all over the world, get lost in a sea of feathers and glitter, and experience the true spirit of Brazilian celebration.

Walk Avenida Paulista

Avenida Paulista is where São Paulo's creativity, and energy collide. Whether you're into art, culture, shopping, or just people-watching, this place has got you covered, and no visit to São Paulo is complete without a stroll down this iconic avenue. Plus, the avenue slopes gently uphill, and at the top, you'll find spots where you can catch breathtaking views of the city skyline. It's especially magical at sunset when the buildings light up.

Celebrate love

São Paulo Pride, one of the world's largest LGBTQ+ celebrations, takes over the vibrant streets of Brazil's biggest city each June, channeling a dazzling blend of carnival, activism, and sheer joy. Avenida Paulista transforms into a kaleidoscope of rainbow floats, extravagant costumes, and dancing crowds, and unity and diversity shine.

Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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