Porto Alegre airport: Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)

Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport

The airport of the Brazilian Porto Alegre is named after politician Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho who died in a plane crash in 1950. The plane had departed from this airport.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: POA
ICAO airport code: SBPA


Local transport


The subway station Aeroporto isn't directly connected with the terminal, but lies right opposite. You can quickly reach Porto Alegre's center by subway, but there's little room for baggage.

Car and bus

The airport is situated only 10 kilometers from Porto Alegre's center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car via the Avenida dos Estados.

Several buses run from the bus station to Porto Alegre's center. You can buy tickets for long-distance buses (Veppo, Tel. +55(0)51 3328 0699) at a desk in the Arrivals Hall.

Car rental Porto Alegre Airport

There are a total of six companies renting out cars at Porto Alegre Airport, two international companies, Avis and Hertz, and the local providers Localiza, Locar Alpha, Movida and Unidas. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis from the company COOTAERO (Tel. +55(0)51 3342 5000) run to and from Porto Alegre Airport. This company has fixed rates and apart from Portuguese the drivers speak at least English.

Airport Parking

A large parking garage is directly connected with the terminal and outside there's also an open-air parking lot. You pay 5 real for the first half hour, 7 real for the first hour and afterwards 2 real per hour. The day rate is 30 real.




There's no hotel at the airport, but at only 800 meters lies the Deville Porto Alegre (Tel. +55(0)51 3373 5000). Other hotels nearby the airport include Novotel Porto Alegre (Tel. +55(0)51 3327-9292), Harbor Regent Suites (Tel. +55(0)51 3025-3200) and Plaza São Rafael Hotel (Tel. +55(0)51 3220-7640). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Porto Alegre Airport offers a good range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops. There are more than twenty shops and about ten eating facilities, including a McDonald's which also serves as internet café.


You'll find lockers to store your baggage at the baggage claim area. You can also deposit your baggage at a desk (Tel. +55(0)51 3371 4869). The desk for lost objects can be reached via telephone number +55(0)51 3358 2903.


In both the Arrivals and Departure Halls there are information desks for inquiries about Porto Alegre Airport, flight schedules and airport services.


The airport doesn't offer business facilities. For this you need to turn to the business hotels in Porto Alegre (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Porto Alegre Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets. You can rent wheelchairs at the information desk, but if you need assistance it's better to organize this with your airlines.

Other services

You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There are also internet cafés (for example at McDonald's). The First Aid station can be found in the Arrivals Hall.




Salgado Filho International Airport
Av. Severo Dulius
90 010 Bairro São João
Porto Alegre-RS

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +55 (0)51 3358 2000
Fax: +55 (0)51 3358 2549
Email: portoalegre@infraero.gov.br

Airport codes

IATA airport code: POA
ICAO airport code: SBPA