You can find on this page the map of São Paulo subway. São Paulo subway, tube or underground is a transit system serving the city of São Paulo (Brazil) with the urban, suburban & commuter train or the bus. The subway network has 5 lines and 64 stations forming a rail network of 45 miles (74 km).

São Paulo's metro runs from 4:40 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and Sundays, and until 1 a.m. on Saturdays. Peak ridership is between 8:00 and 9:00 am and 6:00 and 7:00 pm in the evening. There are taxi ranks at each metro exit.

The lines are operated by the state-owned Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo. Line 4 is operated by ViaQuatro for 30 years, and Line 5 is operated by ViaMobilidade for 20 years.

Sao paulo subway map

São Paulo subways which transport 877 million passengers per year, exist since 1974 and are operated by the Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo and ViaQuatro.

Its network includes the following 5 lines:

  • Line 1 (Azul): Tucuruvi ↔ Jabaquara
  • Line 2 (Verde): Vila Madalena ↔ Vila Prudente
  • Line 3 (Vermelha): Palmeiras - Barra Funda ↔ Corinthians – Itaquera
  • Line 4 (Amarela): Luz ↔ Vila Sônia
  • Line 5 (Lilás): Capão Redondo ↔ Largo Treze


The São Paulo Metro is the metro that serves São Paulo, Brazil. The São Paulo Metro is part of the metropolitan rail transport system, along with the CPTM (train). Inaugurated in 1974, it is historically the first metro in Brazil. The São Paulo Metro is also by its dimension the largest in Brazil.

Each line is represented by a color: 

  • Line 1 - Blue, 
  • Line 2 - Green, 
  • Line 3 - Red, 
  • Line 4 - Yellow, 
  • Line 5 - Lilac and 
  • Line 15 - Silver.

The São Paulo metro is convenient, safe, fast and clean. It is modern, safe and very busy. Be careful however at rush hours and remember to keep your backpacks in front of you due to pickpockets.

Two main lines are indicated for tourists: the linha azul (north-south), and the linha verde. They intersect at the Paraiso station. A third line is still interesting for visitors, the yellow one, which passes through Luz, Republica, Consolação, Pinheiros and goes to Butantã Park.