Salgado Filho International Airport, opened on July 3, 1940, is the most important in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and one of the busiest in Brazil. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in South America, Panama and Portugal.
Official website: portoalegre-airport.com.br
Number of terminals: 2 – Terminals 1 and 2. Open 24 hours a day and connected to each other by a bus line every 15 minutes.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 8.3 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +55 51 3358 2000. Information desks are available on the second floor of Terminal 1 and on the ground floor of Terminal 2, available 24 hours a day. There are also tourist offices on the first level of Terminal 1, open from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm (Tel +55 51 3374 0294).
The airport is located 10 km (6 miles) from the center of Porto Alegre.
List of car rental companies operating within Porto Alegre Airport (POA)
Porto Alegre Airport (POA)
The following car rental companies have service counters on the first floor of the terminals.
Avis / Budget (Tel +55 51 3358 2260/2268 – 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Localiza / Hertz (Tel +55 51 3371 4867 – 24 hours)
Movida (Tel +55 51 3371 4514 – 24 hours)
Unidas (Tel +55 51 3358 2375 – 24 hours)
Services offered by the airport facilities
The airport has currency exchange bureaus (24 hours), ATMs and free Wi-Fi.
Gastronomy – Along both terminals there are restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, cafeterias, pastry shops and express vending machines; with several options open 24 hours a day.
Shopping– Duty-free shops in the international sector of Terminal 1 and on the first floor of Terminal 2, in addition to places selling cosmetics, handicrafts and regional products, books and magazines, fashion and accessories, footwear, toys, sporting goods and perfumes.
Baggage– The luggage protection service is open 24 hours a day on the second floor of Terminal 1 and on the first floor of Terminal 2 (Tel +55 51 3371 4869). The luggage storage service operates 24 hours on the first floor of Terminal 1. The lost and found office operates 24 hours on the second floor of Terminal 2 Tel +55 51 3358 2000; e-mail: email@example.com ).
Other services – Baby changing facilities, travel agencies, lotteries, medical clinic and shoeshine.
Possibility to spend the night at Porto Alegre Airport (POA), if open 24 hours. Available services, places to rest, or the list of hotels nearby.
Sleeping facilities in the public or boarding area
Porto Alegre Airport (POA)
Spending the night at the airport
Porto Alegre airport operates with many flights that depart at night or early in the morning, so it is very common to see many passengers waiting for their respective flights to leave in the wee hours of the morning. The place can be very noisy so it is recommended to have ear plugs or ear plugs.
Where to rest: Of the two main buildings, Terminal 1 is the largest, most modern and most comfortable and with the most facilities. If you have a sleeping bag, you can lie down on the floor, but you should take into account that security personnel may ask you to get up. The nearest hotels are 200 to 300 meters away.
Baggage: Inside Terminal 1 there is a 24-hour left luggage service, which means that you can leave your bags until check-in time.
Food: In both terminals it is possible to find alternatives that will remain open during the night.
Wi-Fi: Access is free.
Other services available 24 hours: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus and baby changing facilities.
Not hotels inside the enclosure, but several options can be found nearby, and some of them have free transportation for their guests.
Novotel Porto Alegre Aeroporto (0.4 km / 0.2 miles)
Ibis Porto Alegre Aeroporto (0.7 km / 0.4 miles)
Motel Porto dos Casais (0.8 km / 0.5 miles)
Hotel Deville Prime Porto Alegre (1.1 km / 0.7 miles)
Near Salgado Filho Airport and Grêmio Arena (1.2 km / 0.7 miles)
The airport has ample parking capacity, available 24 hours. More information: Tel +55 51 800 105 560. Prices
Garage Building – Multi-level parking next to Terminal 1.
Pocket A – Outdoor sector next to Terminal 1.
Pocket C – Near Terminal 2, uncovered.
Services for people with reduced mobility
Access ramps, adapted toilets and telephones, wheelchairs, Braille signage, tactile surfaces, mobile lifts and electric vehicles are available for disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility. The passenger must inform his airline in advance of any particular needs.