Salvador is a hot bed of excitement, culture, music and art. All of this surrounded by a gorgeous coastline with beaches for fishermen, party goers, and families alike. If you enjoy urban dwellings and architecture then Salvador will keep you busy. If you love dancing in the streets or even on the beach, eating spicy food with spicier people, or engaging in a culture that put the soul in Brazil, Salvador should be your next stop!
Salvador's Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) is the main Bahian airport. Flights from all over the country arrive here as well as flights from the rest of South America, Europe and the U.S.
Flying from Europe
Flight companies like TAP (Lisbon), Air Europa (Madrid) and Air Condor (Frankfurt) are the main connections with Salvador.
Flying from the Americas
Flight companies like American Airlines (Miami), Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) and Air Europa (Santiago) are the main connections with Salvador.
Flying within Brazil
Flight companies like TAM, Gol, Avianca, Azul Linhas Aéreas and Passaredo connect the rest of Brazil with the Bahian capital.
Salvador is located on the Northeast coast of Brazil.
There are a lot of bus companies such as São Geraldo, Itapemirim, Águia Branca, Gontijo, Real Expresso and Bomfim that have daily buses connecting Brazils major cities with Salvador.
From São Paulo, there are buses on a regular basis. The approximate travel time is about 30 hours and ticket costs around R$ 200.
If one is coming from the northeast of Brazil (Fortaleza) there are daily buses to Salvador. The approximate travel time is about 24 hours and ticket costs around R$ 100.
Departing from the Northeast of Brazil, one can access the BR-101 until the intersection with BR-324 and then continue on it until Salvador.
Departing from the south of Brazil, one can either access it by the BR-101 or by the BR-116. If one goes by the BR-116, follow it until Feira de Santana and then continue on to the BR-324 until Salvador.
Departing from the Midwest region, one can access the BR-242 until Argoim and the intersection with BR-116 until Feira de Santana and then followed the BR-324 until Salvador.
Departing from the north, one can access the BR-316 until Piauí. Then follow the BR-407 until Capim Grosso and continue on to the BR-324 until Salvador.
The ferry boat linking Salvador to Bom Despacho, in Itaparica Island, allows shorten in 100 miles the distance between the state capital and the southern beaches of Bahia. There is a ferry every hour, from 05:00 to 23:30.
Ferry Boat -
operated by Internacional Travessias
São Joaquim Terminal : Avenida Engenheiro Oscar Pontes, 1051, Água de Meninos - Salvador - BA
Bom Despacho Terminal : Rod BA 001 - Itaparica - BA
Call center : +55 71 3032-0475