Salvador International Airport Guide (SSA)

Airport info
Code: SSA
Praça Gago Coutinho, s/n, São Cristóväo, Salvador da Bahia, Bahia 41520-970, Brazil

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +55
+55 71 3204 1010

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.

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. 


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


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;

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.


There are no hotels located on-site at Salvador International Airport. Accommodation is primarily situated in the city centre and in nearby coastal areas, though a few lie in the immediate airport vicinity.

Hotel Cocoon and Lounge

+55 71 3368 8100

Hotel Cocoon and Lounge is located 12km (7 miles) from Salvador International Airport. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and swimming pool and is a short distance from the beach.

238 Rua Heackel José de Almeida, Jaguaribe, 41613-100, Salvador, Brazil

Ibis Salvador Airport Hotel

+55 71 3505 2200

Just 3km (1.8 miles) from the airport, the mid-range Ibis provides free shuttle services to and from the terminals for guests staying in its modern, but fairly basic, rooms. There is a restaurant and bar in the premises.

Av Luis Viana Filho 13145, 41500-300, Salvador, Brazil

Hotel Deville Prime Salvador

+55 71 2106 8500

10 minutes by road from the airport, this option is close to one of Salvador's best beaches. It features extensive meeting and event facilities, in addition to a choice of restaurants and bars and an outdoor pool set within beautiful gardens.

R. Passárgada s/n, Itapuã, 41620-430, Salvador, Brazil

Pousada Praia do Flamengo

+55 71 3374 7338

About 9km (5.5 miles) from the airport, this small guest house is set in a picturesque location near a very popular beach. It is close to a number of beach restaurants and a small shopping mall.

R. Godofredo Filho 1911, Praia do Flamengo, 41603-285, Salvador, Brazil
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