The Salvador International Airport (SSA), also known as the Dois de Julho International Airport, is an important hub for the city of Salvador, in Brazil’s northeastern region, and has served this area since 1925. Since its establishment, this airport has grown, and sees roughly 9 million passengers pass through its terminal buildings each year, and they can travel to 21 direct destinations and connect to many more along the Americas, and elsewhere in the world.
Having been updated in 2000 you can now access a number of amenities, such as a variety of restaurants, fast food chains, and cafes serving the local and international cuisine, a few bars, and come snack kiosks where you can grab some refreshments whilst you are in transit.
If you’re hoping to pick up a few items for friends and family, there are duty-free items available, and quite an impressive selection of shops, including gift shops, fashion outlets, and newsagencies.
Essential facilities like communication and banking are covered here, with free WiFi access throughout the airport, and the added bonus of mobile phone hire services if you are planning to take up a temporary plan during your stay. There are also cash machines scattered throughout the airport, and currency exchange services you can utilise. Extra amenities include a medical centre, and an information desk.
Carriers operating out of Salvador tend to be Azul, Avianca, LATAM, Gol, TAP Portugal, Air Europa, and Aerolineas Argentinas.
· The drive into town is simple, but how long it takes you is entirely dependent on traffic. Get onto Av. Carybé, and then take Av. Luís Viana and then to Av. Mario Leal Ferreira and to Praça Conselheiro Almeida Couto in Nazaré will take you into the centre of town. The airport does have car rental agencies within its terminals, though it is usually easier and cheaper to sort out your car rental online with Skyscanner's search tools.
· Buses are the most common public transportation option, with frequent services only costing 6.50BRL ($3), but these routes can take around an hour and a half to get into the city.
· Taxis are the most expensive way to travel via road, at about 150-200BRL ($64-84) but this is generally a lot faster than the buses, though you can book private airport transfers with Skyscanner, and find a better price for your transport.
Please note that information is correct as of March 2017