Ports of Call
- Rio de Janeiro
Salvador International Airport
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.
As Brazil is the host for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Salvador
Airport is undergoing a number of further improvements. It has a
VIP airline lounge as well as a number of shops and restaurants for
passengers with a few hours to spare.
The airport is located 17 miles (28km) north of downtown Salvador de Bahia.
Getting to the city
The green and white Ondina public buses run from the airport to the city centre and cost BRL 6.50. 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 on a good day.
GMT - 2
Tel: +55 (0)71 204-1130.
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz all have desks in the arrivals hall.
Taxis wait outside the terminal and charge BRL 50 for the trip into down. At night taxis cost at least BRL 80.
ATMs, and 24-hour foreign exchange facilities are available. The airport also has a range of shopping and restaurant options as well as left-luggage lockers, VIP lounges, a nursery, beauty salon, medical facilities, travel agencies and a shoe shine stand. The facilities for disabled persons are quite basic at present, but due to be upgraded in 2014.
Short- and long-term parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the terminal.
Flights to Salvador International Airport can be booked on American Airlines, Abaeté Linhas Aéreas, Gol, Passaredo, Azul, TAP Portugal, TRIP, WebJet, TAM Airlines, Varig.
No wifi is available.
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.