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Sao Paulo traffic

Brazil

Live traffic

Local time
10:54 AM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Sao Paulo traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in Sao Paulo last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 50 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 33

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
23 min
50 s more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Sao Paulo in 2023?

December 7 Thursday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
30 min 30 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Sao Paulo during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
km








Travel time
(yearly)
220h
time spent driving
105h due to congestion
44 x
Approximately 44 books
Emissions
(yearly)
948kg
CO2 emitted
251kg due to congestion
95 x
95 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
2003BRL
money spent
531BRL due to congestion
8 x
Approximately 8 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Sao Paulo

What did travel times look like over a week in Sao Paulo? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
km








  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
12:00 AM
01:00 AM
02:00 AM
03:00 AM
04:00 AM
05:00 AM
06:00 AM
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
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11:00 AM
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
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08:00 PM
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Sun
17 min 17 min
16 min 16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
15 min 15 min
14 min 30 s15 min
13 min 50 s14 min
14 min 10 s14 min
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14 min 30 s15 min
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18 min 40 s19 min
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16 min 10 s16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
Mon
14 min 20 s14 min
14 min 14 min
13 min 50 s14 min
13 min 20 s13 min
12 min 40 s13 min
13 min 50 s14 min
19 min 20 s19 min
24 min 10 s24 min
26 min 26 min
24 min 50 s25 min
23 min 50 s24 min
23 min 30 s24 min
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23 min 40 s24 min
23 min 50 s24 min
25 min 25 min
27 min 27 min
26 min 30 s27 min
26 min 50 s27 min
22 min 30 s23 min
19 min 19 min
17 min 20 s17 min
16 min 30 s17 min
15 min 30 s16 min
Tue
14 min 50 s15 min
14 min 20 s14 min
14 min 10 s14 min
13 min 30 s14 min
13 min 13 min
14 min 10 s14 min
20 min 10 s20 min
25 min 10 s25 min
27 min 50 s28 min
27 min 40 s28 min
27 min 20 s27 min
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27 min 27 min
26 min 50 s27 min
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28 min 30 s29 min
31 min 50 s32 min
30 min 40 s31 min
29 min 30 s30 min
24 min 40 s25 min
21 min 21 min
18 min 30 s19 min
17 min 40 s18 min
16 min 40 s17 min
Wed
15 min 30 s16 min
14 min 40 s15 min
14 min 20 s14 min
13 min 40 s14 min
13 min 13 min
14 min 14 min
19 min 40 s20 min
24 min 20 s24 min
26 min 40 s27 min
26 min 30 s27 min
26 min 40 s27 min
26 min 20 s26 min
26 min 50 s27 min
26 min 50 s27 min
27 min 10 s27 min
28 min 50 s29 min
32 min 10 s32 min
30 min 20 s30 min
29 min 10 s29 min
24 min 30 s25 min
21 min 20 s21 min
19 min 19 min
18 min 10 s18 min
17 min 17 min
Thu
16 min 10 s16 min
15 min 15 min
14 min 20 s14 min
13 min 40 s14 min
13 min 10 s13 min
13 min 50 s14 min
19 min 20 s19 min
24 min 10 s24 min
26 min 40 s27 min
26 min 40 s27 min
26 min 40 s27 min
26 min 10 s26 min
26 min 50 s27 min
27 min 27 min
27 min 30 s28 min
29 min 10 s29 min
32 min 30 s33 min
31 min 10 s31 min
30 min 20 s30 min
25 min 20 s25 min
22 min 22 min
19 min 40 s20 min
18 min 50 s19 min
17 min 30 s18 min
Fri
16 min 30 s17 min
15 min 20 s15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
14 min 10 s14 min
13 min 20 s13 min
14 min 14 min
18 min 40 s19 min
22 min 20 s22 min
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24 min 24 min
25 min 25 min
25 min 50 s26 min
27 min 10 s27 min
27 min 40 s28 min
28 min 20 s28 min
30 min 10 s30 min
32 min 50 s33 min
32 min 20 s32 min
29 min 40 s30 min
24 min 40 s25 min
21 min 40 s22 min
20 min 10 s20 min
19 min 30 s20 min
18 min 30 s19 min
Sat
17 min 30 s18 min
16 min 20 s16 min
15 min 50 s16 min
15 min 15 min
14 min 10 s14 min
13 min 50 s14 min
15 min 15 min
16 min 40 s17 min
18 min 40 s19 min
20 min 20 min
21 min 21 min
22 min 10 s22 min
24 min 24 min
25 min 25 min
24 min 40 s25 min
23 min 10 s23 min
21 min 50 s22 min
21 min 10 s21 min
21 min 40 s22 min
21 min 20 s21 min
19 min 30 s20 min
18 min 20 s18 min
18 min 20 s18 min
18 min 18 min
Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Friday
4 PM - 5 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 32 min 50 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Sao Paulo)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Fridays)
44 hours
397 BRL
188 kg
Three days of working from home (Fridays, Thursdays, Wednesdays)
135 hours
1188 BRL
562 kg

How busy was Sao Paulo during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Sao Paulo?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 12 min
Per 10 km trip
26 min
evening rush
+ 17 min
Per 10 km trip
31 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

105 hours = 4 days, 9 hours

11 h 50 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Sao Paulo during rush hour?

morning rush
23 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
26 min
evening rush
19 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
31 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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