How to get to the Hotel

From the GRU Airport there are 3 main transport options to reach the Mercure Santos Hotel:

  1. Uber (direct from Airpot to Hotel): the typical prices are around 280 BRL (EUR 66 or USD 75).
  2. Bus + Uber or Taxi: you are going to land at GRU international airport Terminal 3. Walk to the Terminal 2 and look for the bus tickets office in the ground floor (signs for "Ônibus - venda de passagens / Bus tickets"). The tickets office is located in the external area of the Terminal 2, around the terminal entrance. Buy your ticket to Santos in the company Cometa. The price should be around 32 BRL (7.50 EUR or 8.50 USD).
    You can also buy online in advance at Cometa's website, but it will still be necessary to go to the bus tickets office to print and validate your ticket. Unfortunately there is no English version of this bus company website.
    The bus will take approximately 2 hours from the airport to Santos's bus station. Once you get to the Santos bus station, you can ask for an Uber driver from your smartphone (prices around 12 BRL (3 EUR or 3 USD)) or an official Taxi in the main exit of the bus station (prices around 23 BRL (5.5 EUR or 6 USD)). Pay attention, not all oficial Taxis accept credit cards. If you prefer Taxis instead of Uber, prefer paying with money or ask about payment using credit card. The trip destination should be Mercure Santos Hotel - Av. Washington Luiz, 565 - Boqueirão.
    A typical taxi cab in Santos.
  3. Car Rental: the GRU airport offers several options for car rental accepting payment by international credit cards: AVIS budget, Hertz, Localiza, Movida and Unidas. Their offices are located just beside the bus ticket offices at GRU terminal 2.

In case you plan take a different route, please notify the Local Committee . Although we strongly advise you to use one of the three methods above, once there are some unauthorized transportation services. We recommend you to use a combination of or one of the following services: Uber, rental cars, taxis and buses.

Transport inside Santos

There are good public transport systems (bus and tram) available at Santos. However, those who are not familiar with the Portuguese language may have serious difficulties to use them. In case you want to visit some areas of the city away from the Hotel neighborhood by yourself, we strongly recommend you to make use of official Taxis or Uber.