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About Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Porto Alegre, which is located in Brazil, is the capital and the largest city in state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name of Porto Alegre, which is a port city situated in the south of Brazil, means Joyful Harbor. It is one of the most important cities of the southern part of the country with its approximately 5 million population as well as being a chief center of commerce. Founded in 1742 by Portuguese colonists, the city began to develop at the beginning of the 20th century after the European immigrants came to the city. The city is particularly famous for its agricultural lands and grain shipment. From Porto Alegre port, fruits such as peach are domestically and internationally delivered in addition to grains. It is almost impossible to see snowfall in the city which has a subtropical climate. It is one of the cities where the temperature difference between seasons is highest in Brazil. The daytime lasts 10 hours in December and 14 hours in summer.

The city, which was home to a few matches in the 2014 World Cup that took place in Brazil, is the city having the highest level of education in Brazil with a literacy rate of 97%. Salgado Filho Airport is the first stop of those travelling to Porto Alegre. You can use the buses called Linha Turismo for touring the city. There are also dangerous places in the city. For this reason, you can prefer the places in the center and the coast located on the bank of Guaiba Lake.

Transportation to Porto Alegre (Brazil) City Center from Airport

One of the fastest and most practical transportation vehicles that you can use for reaching the city center from Salgado Filho Airport which is located near the Brazilian state of Porto Alegre is taxi. Furthermore, the cost of travelling to the city center from Porto Alegre Salgado Filho Airport, which is only 10 kilometers away from the city center, is very low. You can also benefit from other transportation alternatives like metro which is among the fast and budget-friendly alternatives that you can use for reaching the center. After reaching Porto Alegre city center by metro, you can continue your travel by getting on a bus going to different regions of the city. The buses departing from the airport are among the means of public transportation that you can use for travelling to the city center. However, you should keep in mind that bus is a slower alternative compared to taxi and metro.


By using the metro, you can come to the city center from Salgado Filho Airport which connects Porto Alegre to many different regions of the world. Thanks to the metro connection in the airport terminal, you can travel to the city as soon as you have landed at the airport. You can have a fast travel if you choose this option. Metro carries passengers to the center of Porto Alegre in a short time. However, if you have much luggage, this transportation alternative may not be ideal one for you. Instead, you can prefer getting on a taxi for a more comfortable travel.


The bus routes T5, T11 and B09 departing from the bus stops located in front of Salgado Filho Airport carry passengers to the center of the city for an affordable cost just like metro. However, these transportation vehicles are not as advantageous as other options like metro and taxi in terms of providing a fast travel. If you do not have much time to come to the city center and you need to hurry up, choosing getting on a taxi or using the metro rather than a bus will make you save more time.

Car Rental

The car rental companies offering service at Salgado Filho Airport offer a comfortable and fast transportation to the passengers who want to reach the center of Porto Alegre. Car rental is a more comfortable option compared to bus, metro and taxi. It is very comfortable and easy to reach the center of Porto Alegre in about 8-10 minutes by renting a car. However, this option is generally preferred by the passengers who want to reach the nearby cities or settlements rather than the center of Porto Alegre. Since most of the places that you can visit in the city are close to each other, using a taxi or a means of public transportation can be a more ideal option rather than renting a car.


You can easily find a taxi in front of Terminal 1 and 2 after landing at Porto Alegre Salgado Filho Airport. Since the distance between the airport and city center is only 10 kilometers, travelling to your destination by taxi is among the budget-friendly transportation alternatives. If you need to travel to different cities located near Porto Alegre or the nearby settlements, you can talk to the driver and agree on the fare before getting on the taxi. In this way, if you find the fare high, you can choose another transportation option like metro or bus which are the means of public transportation offering service at the airport. However, these vehicles may not be as comfortable as taxis. For this reason, choose your vehicle depending on your needs, budget and expectations.

Private Shuttle

You can prefer travelling to Porto Alegre city center by a private shuttle although it is not a faster and more economic transportation option than taxi. One of the advantages of these shuttles is that they can carry up to 10 passengers. In this way, you can easily and comfortably travel to your destination with your group or friends. You can directly travel to the city center or a nearby place by benefitting from this option.

Hotel Shuttle

Travelling to the center by using the shuttles provided by some hotels in Porto Alegre is among the fastest and most budget-friendly options. If your hotel offers this service for free for its guests, you can travel to the center of Porto Alegre without paying any amount. Remember that some hotels may demand an additional amount for this service. You can get information about this service by contacting your hotel in advance.

Last Updated: 01 Nov 2016

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