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 17 miles (28km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.

Getting to the city

Public buses run from the airport to the city centre. Two options of buses are available, namely the 'executivo' and the ordinary bus which runs from just outside of the airport. The 'executivo' is a little bit more expensive, but more convenient for travellers with luggage. The Praça da Sé - Aeroporto route is the route to choose as it goes to the Rodoviária Bus Terminal. Tickets can be bought on the bus or within the terminal and the trip takes approximately 90 minutes.


GMT -3


Tel: +55 (0)71 204-1130.

Car rental

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

Airport Taxis

Taxis wait outside the terminal and the average fare to the city costs between BRL 60 and BRL 80.


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.


Short and long-term parking is available at the airport.

Departure Tax





Flights to Salvador International Airport can be booked on American Airlines, Abaeté Linhas Aéreas, Gol, Passaredo, Azul, TAP Portugal, TRIP, WebJet, TAM Airlines, Varig.

Business Lounges

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

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