Salvador de Bahía is an amazing place, full of rich culture and wonderful sceneries. It is the 4th largest city in Brazil, located in the beginning of the Brazilian northeast, offering many options to get to the city, both by plane and by bus.
Arriving in Salvador de Bahia by air
The Salvador de Bahía airport is located outside the city limits in the municipality of Lauro de Freitas , the distance from the airport to the city center is 28 kilometers. There are safe and air-conditioned buses that make the trip from the Salvador de Bahia airport to the Praça da Sé. They are smaller than conventional urban buses.
To get to Barra beach, it is possible to take a common or air-conditioned bus from Salvador de Bahía airport. The conventional bus is the one that says in the poster "Campo Grande" or the one that says "Lapa", the differential(with air conditioning) is the same bus that makes the journey between Salvador airport and Praça da Sé.
There are flights by the Gol airline to Salvador de Bahía from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. There are also weekly direct flights to Salvador de Bahia from Buenos Aires by the Aerolíneas Argentinas company. The airline Latam has flights with a combination to Salvador de Bahía from Argentina, Chile and Paraguay.
Arriving in Salvador de Bahia by land
The Salvador de Bahía bus terminal is about 6 kilometers from the city center and about 8 kilometers from the district of Barra. In various internet sites, the location of the bus terminal of Salvador de Bahía is established, as in the Pituba neighborhood, and this may give the wrong impression that the terminal is close to Pituba beach. The reality is that Salvador's bus terminal is relatively far from Pituba, more than 3 kilometers away, between the Caminho das Arvore, Pernambués and Itaigara neighborhoods. The best reference is the proximity of shopping Iguatemi, one of the most important shopping centers in Salvador and one of the largest in Brazil. Leaving the terminal there is a bus stop to all neighborhoods of Salvador.