Salvador airport: Salvador International Airport (SSA)

Salvador International Airport

Salvador Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães Airport is also known under its former name Dois de Julho International Airport. The airport is located near Salvador, in the province of Bahia. The airport has one terminal and handles about 6 million passengers annually. This makes it Brazil's fifth airport.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SSA
ICAO airport code: SBSV


Local transport


There is no railway connection to the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is located about 28 kilometers north east of the downtown Salvador. Take the BA099 along the coast and follow the road signs. The airport is clearly indicated on the road signs.

There are regular bus services (Praça da Se/ Aeroporto bus) to the center. There are also bus services to Salvador's most important bus station (Rodviaira). The bus station is situated a few kilometers outside of the city.

Car rental Salvador International Airport

There are several car rental agencies at the airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares several car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of the terminal. A trip to Salvador costs about USD 35.00. You can book a taxi with several companies, such as Abaete Aerotaxi (tel. +55(0)71 377 2255) and Aerostar (tel. +55(0)71 377 1763).

Parking at the airport

There are 600 parking spaces directly in front of the terminal. There are short and long term parking facilities.




There is no hotel at the airport. The Hotel Cocoon (tel. +55(0)71 3368 8100) is situated at a few kilometers from Dois de Julho. For more hotels and on line reservations please go to This website offers a wide range of hotels at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

There are shops, restaurants and (snack) bars.


There is a baggage depot. For lost and found items, please go to the service desk at the terminal or contact your airline.


At the terminal there are information desks where you can get information about the airport and timetables. There is also a tourist agency for information about transport, accommodation, the city and the region.


The airport has a VIP-lounge.

Access for disabled people

Dois de Julho has toilets for people with reduced mobility. There are reserved parking spaces for disabled people.

Other services

There are ATMs at the arrival hall. It is also possible to exchange money and there is a First Aid station. There is a post office at the terminal and there are internet facilities.




Salvador International Airport
Praça Cago Coutinho
Salvador- BA
CEP 41520-970

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +55(0)71 204 1010
Fax: +55(0)71 204 1030

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SSA
ICAO airport code: SBSV