Porto Alegre International Airport
The international airport of Porto Alegre is the largest in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and one of the largest airports in Brazil. It serves flights to almost all major destinations in Brazil and also operates some international destinations such as Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. About 5.6 million passengers passed there in 2009. Gol Transportes Aereos, WebJet, and low-cost airlines are operating at the site.
Salgado Filho International Airport
IATA Code: POA
Opening: July 3, 1940
Official website: www.infraero.gov.br
Tel: +55 (0) 51 3358-2000
The airport is located 10 km (6 miles) from Porto Alegre.
Number of terminals - 2
Buses and taxis connect the airport to the city center. Buses run frequently and are cheap. The airport has a free van service that takes you to the station "Airport" of Trensurb. The Trensurb connects you to the bus station in Porto Alegre, which has buses to anywhere in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and other cities. Taxis are often not economic. See the fare before taking the taxi.
There are car rental desks of the most recognized companies (Hertz, Avis, Localiza, Nations, Budget, Locaralpha Movida). Rent your car here. The business center at the airport in Porto Alegre offers banks, money exchange available 24 hours, post office, ATM, VIP lounge, public telephones, mobile phones and Wi-Fi, among other facilities.
Eating and Drinking - restaurants, fast food, cafes and bars.
Shopping - for shopping, the airport has souvenir stores, various shops and duty free shops, newspapers and tobacco.
Luggage - Guard-bags (51) 3358-2351
Lost and found phone (51) 3358-2903
Other services - movie theater, first aids center and pharmacy, travel agencies, among others. There are tourist information desks at the airport for passengers.
Facilities for the disabled - it has ramps and toilets, among other services. For passengers who need wheelchairs or other special care, it is recommended prior communication with your airline or travel.
Parking - The airport of Porto Alegre has a large parking area beside the main building with a capacity of about 1450 cars. There are spaces reserved for disabled. More information (51) 3358-2449 / 2349
Hotels - There are no hotels right by the airport. However, there are several on the outskirts and some hotels provide a transfer service for guests.