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Salvador International Airport

Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)


Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport is generally just known as Salvador International Airport. It has recently been upgraded and boasts a spotlessly clean terminal serving many air passengers entering or exiting Brazil.


The airport is located 14 miles (22km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.

Getting to the city

Public buses run from the airport to the city centre. Two kinds of buses are available: the 'executivo' and the urban bus. The buses provide transportation to the main city sights such as Pelourinho, Barra, Mercado Modelo, and the Lacerda Elevator. Tickets can be bought on the bus or within the terminal and the trip takes approximately 90 minutes.


Local time is GMT -3


Tel: +55 (0)71 204 1130.

Car rental

Avis, Thrifty, Europcar, and Hertz all have desks in the arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis

Coometas taxis are available at the airport, and wait outside the terminal.


Airport facilities include a comfort station, hairdresser, information desk, medical post, tourist service centre, banks and ATMs, currency exchange, restaurants and coffee shops, a post office, gift shops and newsagents, and duty-free shopping.


Parking is available at the airport.



Flights to Salvador International Airport can be booked on Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Cabo Verde Airlines, Copa Airlines, Gol Transportes Aereos, LATAM Brasil, Passaredo Linhas Aereas, and TAP Air Portugal.


Free wifi is available at Salvador Airport.

Business Lounges

The VIP Lounge allows internet access for a fee. The post office offers printing, copying and faxing facilities, and conference facilities.

Salvador International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.