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Porto Alegre International Airport Salgado Filho (POA) to Porto Alegre City Centre

Porto Alegre, or “Joyful Harbour” is the rich metropolitan capital of Rio Grande do Sol in Brazil. The city is situated along the banks of the Guaiba River which feeds into the Lagoa dos Patos. Porto Alegre offers a European atmosphere with neoclassical architecture throughout the city. During your stay, you can enjoy various museums, a vivacious art scene and numerous parks.

The Porto Alegre historical centre is just 9 kilometres from Porto Alegre airport and you can make the trip to the centre by taxi, train, or bus. Taking an airport taxi is the safest and most comfortable means of transport. By taxi, the journey takes 10 to 20 minutes and it costs around €5.46 (BRL 30). Alternatively, Trensurb runs train services from Porto Alegre airport with the trip taking around 10 minutes and costing €0.82 (BRL 4.50). Lastly, you can also take the 702 or 705 bus to reach the historical centre. The bus trip takes 15 to 20 minutes and costs €0.87 (BRL 4.80).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €5.46 10min 24/7
Train €1.64 10min 05:43–00:08
Bus €1.74 15min 05:44–00:59

How to get from Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Porto Alegre airport to the city centre is the most comfortable and fastest transfer option available. COOTAERO operates taxi services to and from the airport and taxis are available both from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Alternatively, you can book a transfer in advance with one of Welcome Pickups’ professional, English-speaking drivers at a flat competitive rate. The drive from the airport to the Porto Alegre historical centre takes 10 to 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre

If you take a taxi from one of the Porto Alegre taxi stands, the cost of the taxi fare is based on a metered rate. The fare can be estimated based on the length of the trip and the distance travelled. Generally, the taxi fare to reach the historical centre from Porto Alegre airport is estimated to cost around €5.46 (BRL 30). For a flat competitive rate with no hidden fees, you can also book your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€5.46 (BRL 30)

Trip Duration

10-20 minutes

Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis from Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre city centre are available 24/7.

Where can I find a taxi?

You can readily find COOTAERO airport taxis at both Terminals 1 and 2. In both terminals, the taxi stands are located on the first floor in front of the arrivals areas. The stands are along the access roads.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is not only the most convenient and comfortable option but also the safest. A taxi can take you directly from the airport to your accommodation, so you won’t waste precious vacation time waiting for buses or trains. Plus, you won’t have to worry about carrying luggage around as you navigate public transport.

Editor’s Note

The white COOTAERO taxis only service the airport. Red taxis can transport you throughout the city as well as to the airport.

Useful Tips

Passengers can pay the taxi fare by cash or by card.
Regular airport taxis can fit up to four passengers.
Tipping is not obligatory, but often passengers round their fare.
There is no surcharge for nighttime trips.

How to get from Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre by Train

Trensurb runs trains from Porto Alegre airport to the historical centre. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the centre by train, not including any wait times. From the Aeroporto station, the train runs every 7 to 20 minutes from 5:43 to 00:08 daily.

How much is fare for the train from the Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre?

A train ticket costs just €0.82 (BRL 4.50) per passenger.

Cost

€0.82 (BRL 4.50)

Trip Duration

10 minutes

You may have to wait up to 20 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train is available daily from 5:43 to 00:08.

Where can I find the train?

From the airport, you will have to walk or take the free Aeromóvel train to reach the Aeroporto train station. The station is on the opposite side of the BR-116 highway from the airport.

Convenience

The train is a cost-savvy and fairly efficient form of transportation, getting you to the centre in the same about of time as a taxi. However, you may have to wait a little for the next train, plus do some extra walking or take another form of transport to reach your final destination. If you are travelling light, the train is a great option to save some money.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Be sure to take the train going in the direction of Mercado.

Useful Tips

You can use Moovit or Google Maps for transit directions to help you find the best stop to hop off at, depending on the location of your accommodation.
If you lose something on the train, you can go to the Lost and Found at the Farrapost Station to see if they have found the item. You can reach the office by phone at +51 3363-8714.

How to get from Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre by Bus

Another option is to take the local 702 or 705 bus from Porto Alegre airport to the historical city centre. By bus, the journey takes 15 to 20 minutes and the buses run every 15 minutes from 5:44 to 00:59.

How much is fare for the bus from the Porto Alegre airport to Porto Alegre City Centre?

A bus ticket costs €0.87 (BRL 4.80) per traveller.

Cost

€0.87 (BRL 4.80)

Trip Duration

15-20 minutes

You may have to wait up to 15 minutes for the next bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus is available from 5:44 to 00:59.

Where can I find the bus?

The bus station for the 702 and 705 buses from the airport is named Dois Trevo Carrion Junior Estação Aeroporto. The station is located across the BR-116 highway from the airport. You can walk there or take the free Aeromóvel train to the Aeroporto train station which is right next to the bus station.

Convenience

The bus is the slowest mode of transportation and it may be a little tricky to navigate with large luggage. But, depending on the location of your end destination, the bus may get you closer to where you need to be than the train, for a very similar low cost.

Editor’s Note

The T5 bus can also get you close to the historical centre. With the T5, the trip takes 17 minutes.

Useful Tips

Many buses run from the airport. You can use Google Maps or Moovit to find the best route to take to reach your accommodation.
If you'll be using public transportation regularly, you may want to consider getting a TRI card for use of Porto Alegre's electronic ticketing system.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost of a taxi from Porto Alegre airport to the city?

Your taxi fare in Porto Alegre will be based on a metered rate. To reach the Porto Alegre historical centre from the airport, the fare is estimated to be around €5.46 (BRL 30), although the final cost may depend on different factors. To ensure a competitive fixed taxi fare from Porto Alegre airport to the city centre it’s recommended to pre-book your ride with Welcome Pickups.

What’s the distance from Porto Alegre airport to the historical centre of Porto Alegre?

The historical centre is around 9 kilometres from Porto Alegre airport. If you make the trip by taxi, the drive takes around 10 to 20 minutes. By train, it also takes 10 minutes, and by bus, it takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach the historical centre, excluding any waiting time.

How can I get from Porto Alegre airport to the city centre?

There are three transfer options to go from Porto Alegre airport to the city centre: by taxi, train, or bus. A taxi is the most convenient and safest option and the estimated cost is at €5.46 (BRL 30) for a ride to the centre. A ticket for the train costs €0.82 (BRL 4.50), and a ticket for the bus costs €0.87 (BRL 4.80).

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