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About Salvador International Airport (SSA)

Salvador International Airport, known also as Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, is located in northeast Brazil near the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia. Our Salvador International Airport guide provides information on how to get to the airport, nearby accommodation options, and details of on-site facilities.


An information desk is located in the terminal. A tourist information counter is also available, which provides information about transport, the city, the region and accommodation, as well as maps.


Driving directions:

The easiest way to drive between Salvador and Salvador International Airport is to follow the BA099 (Avenida Luiz Viana) road that runs close to the coastline, and follow the signs. The total drive time from central Salvador to the airport is approximately 30 minutes.

Airport Info

São Cristóväo
Praça Gago Coutinho, s/n
Salvador da Bahia

Salvador International Airport is located 28km (17 miles) northeast of central Salvador.

No. of terminals:

+55 71 3204 1010

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: There are frequent bus services between the city centre, Rodoviária Bus Terminal and Salvador International Airport. The Ônibus Praça da Sé / Aeroportoservice, is much cheaper than going by taxi, but can take 90 minutes or more due to heavy traffic. A number of shuttle services are also available.

Taxi: Taxis at Salvador International Airport are provided by Coometas (tel: +55 71 3244 4500;, which can be found on the ground floor of the main passenger terminal.

Public transport air:

Air: There are several private air taxi companies operating from Salvador Airport. Companies offering air taxi services include Abaeté Aerotaxi (tel: +55 71 3462 9600), Aero Star (tel: +55 71 3612 8600) and Lider (tel: +0800 970 2020).

Terminal facilities


ATMs are located in the arrivals hall (to the left, past the Policia Federal area) of the main terminal. Both a 24-hour money-change service and bank are located on the ground floor of the terminal. 


There are several cafés and fast food restaurants at Salvador International Airport. There is also a bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks.


There are several shops in the terminal building, which sell a variety of items, including clothes, jewellery, gift items and books and magazines. There is also a pharmacy.


A left luggage facility is available in the terminal building. For lost and found queries, contact the main information desk (tel: +55 71 3204 1010).


Other services include medical and baby care facilities.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There is a VIP lounge at Salvador International Airport. Meeting facilities can be found at larger city hotels. Among the nearest suitable is the Hotel Deville Prime Salvador (tel: +55 71 2106 8500;

Communication Facilities:

A post office is situated in the terminal building. Internet access is also available, and mobile phones can be hired.

Disabled facilities:

Toilets for wheelchair users are available, and there are parking spaces reserved for disabled passengers. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking:

The car park is located near the terminal building and has parking spaces for over 400 cars. Both short-term and long-term parking is available.

Car rental:

Hire car counters can be found in Arrivals. Companies represented include Alamo, Avis, Localiza, Mister Car and Unidas.

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