Airfare to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Salvador da Bahia (or simply, Salvador) is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil, on a peninsula which shields the large Baía de Todos os Santos. It is known as the capital of happiness thanks to the many outdoor parties and its easygoing population.
It was the first colonial capital of Brazil and is one of the oldest cities in the country. It is the third populous city in the country, after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is well known for its cuisine, architecture and music. The Old Town has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city is served by The Salvador’s Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, which is one the largest in the country. All big Brazilian airlines fly into Salvador and there are flights from Europe, North America and other states in South America as well. Some of the airlines serving the airport are: TAM, Gol, Ocean Air, Azul Linhas Aéreas, Web Jet, TAP, Condor, Air Europa, American Airlines and Iberia.
If you fly from the United States, you can choose American Airlines (departure: New York, Los Angeles) or United (departure: Miami). Direct flights from Europe are offered by Air Europa (from Madrid). TAM Linhas Aereas flies from Porto and Air Europa also flies from London.
Alternatively, you can fly into Brasilia and then take a domestic flight into Salvador. Rates start around $220 roundtrip (TAM Linhas Aereas).
If you want to save some money, avoid flying over the weekends when the fares are at their highest and try to avoid the major holidays as well. Book your flight in advance and make sure to check several possible routes: rather than looking for flights directly into Salvador check whether it’s cheaper to fly into Brasilia and then into Salvador.
For more information on Salvador, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.