Salvador de Bahia airport (SSA)

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Salvador de Bahia airport (SSA)

Salvador - Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, founded in 1925 and reopened on September 2, 2002, is the busiest in the state of Bahia and northeastern Brazil, and one of the most important in the country. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in South America, Panama and Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.7 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +55 71 3204 1178. There are information counters in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located 22 km (13.7 miles) northeast from downtown Salvador de Bahia.

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Car rental desks are available on the ground floor of the terminal and are open 24 hours a day.

Avis (Tel +55 71 3251 1024)
Localiza/Hertz (Tel +55 71 3377 4227)
Movida (Tel +55 71 981 232 245)
Unidas (Tel +55 71 3365 7720)


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The airport has banks, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day), ATMs and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- There are several restaurants, confectioneries, fast food outlets, icecream stores, cafés, pizza places and bars on both levels of the terminal, some of them open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- A large variety of businesses is available, including duty-free shops in the Domestic Departures Hall, handicrafts, regional goods, clothing and accessories, books and magazines, jewellery, tobacco, sweets, perfumes, cosmetics, music.
Baggage- The lost and found office is located in the Domestic Arrivals Hall and operates Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Tel +55 71 3204 1760).
Other Services- Medical clinic, pharmacy, travel agencies.


Bus First Class Bus (Tel +55 71 3432 1000) travels to the city centre and Praça da Sé between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, stopping at several hotels in Salvador.
On the other hand, Transalvador (Tel +55 71 3202 9000) operates several lines to the historic centre, Campo Grande, Lapa and Praça da Sé.
Mais Bahia Turismo (Tel +55 71 4141 6937) offers transfer services to and from the airport, with destinations in Salvador, Praia do Forte, Costa do Sauipe, Guarajuba and Imbassai. According to the customer needs, it is possible to arrange a transfer by bus, mini-bus or car. Further information

Metro - The Aeroporto Station from CCR Metrô Bahia (Tel +55 800 071 8020) is connected to the terminal building through air-conditioned buses, which are also accessible for people with reduced mobility. Services operate from 5:00 am to 0:00 am and run to Mussurunga, Pituaçu, Imbuí, Rodoviária, Lapa, Pirajá and Águas Claras.

Taxi - In front of the airport's car park there are special taxis with fixed fares, in addition to regular metered cabs. The trip to the city centre takes 30-40 minutes.

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Opposite the main building there is a 3-storey car park, monitored 24 hours a day, for short- and long-term parking. On the second floor there is a limited number of budget spaces. Prices


Facilities include access ramps, adapted restrooms, reserved parking spaces, wheelchairs, portable lifts and buses for the transport of people with reduced mobility. If you should require special assistance, notify your airline in advance.