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Salvador Airport, Salvador, Brazil
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Salvador Airport
Economy
Fiat Mobi or similar
Fiat Mobi
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Unidas
$27.52 / per day
Salvador Airport
Compact
Chevrolet Onix or similar
Chevrolet Onix
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$40.54 / per day
Salvador Airport
Economy Elite
Hyundai HB20 or similar
Hyundai HB20
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$40.54 / per day
Salvador Airport
Intermediate
Renault Logan or similar
Renault Logan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$43.12 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Salvador Airport
Standard
Renault Sandero or similar
Renault Sandero
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Localiza
$45.44 / per day
Salvador Airport
Intermediate Elite SUV
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Foco
$132.27 / per day
Salvador Airport
Full-size Elite SUV
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Movida
$174.89 / per day
Salvador Airport
Premium
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Unidas
$59.40 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:55 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
BRL
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+55
Average car rental price
$70 per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h or 19 - 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 110 km/h or 56 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gas price
$1.01 per liter or $3.84 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.92 per liter or $3.48 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.10 per liter or $4.17 per gallon
Salvador Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital of the state of Bahia, the coastal city of Salvador is one of the most interesting attractions in Brazil. Notable for its large carnival which, according to some, can rival the fun of its counterpart in Rio de Janeiro, as well as its strong African heritage and many cultural and natural riches, the city has plenty to keep a visitor entertained. These are five of Salvador’s most interesting attractions:

  • Pelourinho. Also known simply as the Historical Center, Pelourinho (or Pelo) is Salvador’s most famous district. A world heritage site, it is home to landmarks such as the Cathedral of Salvador, the Archaeology and Ethnology Museum, and the 18th century Palace of Saldanha. Pelourinho is also considered one of the safest areas in Salvador and can be relatively safely explored on foot, especially during the day, although it’s obviously important to still keep your wits about you. 
  • Afro-Brazilian Museum. A large port city on the Atlantic Ocean, Salvador is inextricably linked with its African heritage — up to almost 80% of the city’s inhabitants are at least partially descended from the African slaves brought to the area. Known as MAFRO and also located in Pelourinho, this museum celebrates the city’s and country’s African roots via collections on Afro-Brazilian art, traditions, and culture.
  • Beaches. The public beaches of Salvador are no doubt one of the main attractions of the city. The highlight among them is Porto da Barra Beach — quite possibly the most famous Brazilian beach outside of Rio de Janeiro, it is known for its tranquil waters, busy atmosphere, historic landmarks (it was the first place in Salvador that was settled by the Europeans), and surrounding forts. There are a number of other beautiful beaches, but do some research before visiting as sadly not every coastal area of the city can be considered completely safe.
  • Bahia Museum of Art. A small, but interesting museum known both for its collections and history – it is more than 100 years old – the Bahia Museum of Art is another notable cultural institution of Salvador and the rest of the state of Bahia. The museum features paintings, religious art, sculptures, glassworks, and other artworks of many local and other notable Brazilian masters. Two other important landmarks for art lovers include the nearby Palace of Art and the Bahia Museum of Modern Art (MAM).
  • Barra Lighthouse. Located in the southern Padrão area near the previously Bahia Museum of Art, Barra Lighthouse and the surrounding Santo Antônio Fort is another interesting place to visit. Despite continuing to fulfill its original function, the historical lighthouse has been listed by Brazil’s National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute as a historic object.

Top international routes

  • São Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brasilia
  • Recife
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Campinas

Main airlines

Gol Transportes Aereos, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Avianca Brazil, Aerolineas Argentinas, LATAM Brasil, and Passaredo Linhas Aereas

Terminals

The single passenger terminal serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Salvador Airport is about 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Salvador de Bahia. Av. Carybé, Av. Luís Viana, and Av. Mario Leal Ferreira are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Vans - from $72 per day
  • Premium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $37 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located on the ground floor of the airport, in the domestic flights area.

Services and facilities

You’ll find several cafés, bars, and fast food restaurants, as well as a variety of shops, some of which sell local Bahia goods. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange, a bank, a pharmacy, a medical center, baby changing facilities, a post office, and a barbershop. Salvador Airport is partially equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be requested, but be sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Shell gas station, located at Av. Octávio Mangabeira, SN - Jaguaribe, can be reached in about 12 minutes and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations nearby and on the way to Salvador de Bahia.
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Airport info

Rating
7.3
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi 6.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.9

Salvador Airport (SSA)

  • IATA: SSA
  • ICAO: SBSV
  • Name: Salvador Airport (SSA)
  • Distance from city: 13.7 miles / 22 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Salvador Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Salvador Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Salvador Airport
$32.73
January
$25.79
February
$24.99
March
$24.00
April
$22.29
May
$31.63
June
$25.66
July
$17.61
August
$18.35
September
$16.90
October
$16.72
November
$28.61
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Salvador Airport is November — when rental costs average $16.72 per day. This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in January (when prices average $32.73 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Salvador Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in December the average rental period is 14 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average number of rental days at Salvador Airport
12
January
11
February
10
March
9
April
8
May
12
June
10
July
11
August
8
September
8
October
9
November
14
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Salvador Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Salvador Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Salvador Airport in October, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Salvador Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
139%
January
93%
February
62%
March
27%
April
24%
May
54%
June
79%
July
88%
August
108%
September
213%
October
151%
November
161%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Foco, Localiza, Movida, Unidas, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $28 per day
Cheapest supplier Unidas

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Foco Fiat Mobi 4 2 Small cars
Foco VW Gol 4 2 Medium cars
Localiza Fiat Mobi 2 2 Small cars
Localiza Volkswagen Gol 4 2 Small cars
Foco Chevrolet Onix 4 2 Medium cars
Localiza Jeep Renegade 4 4 SUVs
Foco Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Foco Renault Logan 4 3 Large cars
Localiza Fiat Argo 2 3 Small cars
Movida Fiat Mobi Like 4 2 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

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Brazil
Fiat Mobi Like
January 29, 2024
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Localiza
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Unidas
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
7
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$70.47
Lowest daily price
$27.52
Total cars available
99

Top 7 suppliers at Salvador Airport in 2024

Localiza
Localiza
Very good 8.7 / 58 reviews
08009792020
Tv Santos Dumont, 431, Centro
$45 - $181
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 6 reviews
+558009792020
Aeroporto De Salvador,
$38 - $85
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Foco
Foco
Good 7.9 / 50 reviews
+5571996440728
Travessa Santos Dummont , 431, Galpão 01 sala 07, Lauro de Freitas
$83 - $141
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
National
National
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
+5508009792020
Aeroporto De Salvador,
$38 - $64
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
+558009792020
Aeroporto Internacional Luis Eduardo Magalhães - São Cristóvão, Salvador - BA, 41301-110
$38 - $64
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Movida
Movida
Good 7.6 / 58 reviews
+557132041693 / +5522230980 / +5511985775967
Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport - Praça Gago Coutinho, s/n - São Cristóvão, Salvador - BA, 41520-970
$67 - $1142
Unidas
Unidas
Good 7.2 / 16 reviews
+557133654174 / +557136169444 / +557135122694
Travessa Santos Dumont, 431 - São Cristóvão, Salvador - BA, 41520-970
$28 - $83
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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