Salvador da Bahia Airport Guide to Salvador-Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport

Car Rental Salvador da Bahia Airport

If you plan to freely explore Salvador da Bahia city and Bahia region freely, it is undoubtedly useful to rent a car at Salvador da Bahia Airport.

Some major Brazilian cities such as Sao Paulo has one of the worst traffic conditions in the world, suffering from long and tiring traffic jams. That is why if you choose to drive in Brazil you should be aware of it, as well of the aggressive and sometimes dangerous local driving style.


See attached below the car rental companies available in Salvador da Bahia Airport:

- Avis: +55 71 3377 0663
- Budget: +55 71 3252 0179
- Hertz: +55 71 3377 3633
- Localiza: +55 71 3377 4227
- Unidas: +55 71 3365 4174

Other available car rental partners: Alamo, Enterprise and National.

Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday, from 6:00 am to 12:00 am.


Car rental partners can be found in the first floor.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Renting a car in Brazil – Tips and advices

- To be able to rent a car in Brazil you must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license, and bring your passport and credit card along with you. However, it is wise to also carry an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) too and a copy of your home country license in Portuguese.

- You should keep in mind that cars in Brazil run with both gas and ethanol. Please be careful while choosing whether is the suitable one for the car you rent. Take in mind that running out of petrol is illegal.

- Surprisingly, it is illegal to turn right on red in Brazil. Also, restrictions are very severe regarding drinking and driving, since drink driving is illegal. Think twice before doing it!

- Brazilian road security relies on the electronic radar camera system. It can be placed in highways, city centre and also towns. Don’t speed driving!

- In rural areas it could be dangerous to drive, especially at night, due to the road poor conditions.

- Don’t get surprised if some cars just don’t stop at red lights, especially at night. Brazil suffers from a high incidence of car-jacking and robbery at traffic lights. For this reason, it is accepted that drivers just don’t stop at red lights. Also, keep doors locked and windows closed during all trip.