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|State of Rio Grande do Sul Airport Shuttles
|There are two shuttle services that service the Salgado Filho International. Both companies offer clean and well maintained vehicles.
Many of the drivers speak Spanish and English. They provide a safe and secure trip to and from the airport. The shuttle services are Porto Alegre Shuttle service and Fox Transfer services. Both require their services to be ordered before arrival and they both offer private and shared rides.
The Aeromovel people mover , connects the airport to the Porto Alegre Metro Station which then connects people to downtown. From Terminal 1 and 2 you can catch a taxi and the T5 link bus line runs from Terminal 1. Bus lines starting with a "T" run transversal and those beginning with a "C" run circular. Lotação is an alternate means of transportation in Porto Alegre. These are vans that hold approximately 20 people they are recognized by their color red and blue. Make sure the Lotação goes to your destination before you get on or pay.
The counter is measured if you step on the stairs so if you just need to ask questions of the driver, don’t step on. Taxis are another option, there is a table inside that will explain the fees in each cab will vary. You can easily walk in one particular area however it is difficult to navigate from one neighborhood to the next without some type of transportation.
Salgado Filho International Airport abbreviated POA is located 4 miles (6 km) from Downtown Portoo Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is named after Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho a Senator who was also the first Minister of the Brazilian Air Force.
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About Alegre Airport
Salgado Filho International Airport is located in Porto Alegre Brazil with the airport code POA. As you exit the plane and walk through the terminals please take a look at the local art murals that line the walls. We have two terminals and you can find the chapel, the desk doctor, baby changing tables. The airport handles over 2 million passengers a year. It is open 24 hours; some of the shops do have their own hours. There is a pharmacy and a post office. For our traveling gamblers there is a lottery shop for your enjoyment.
The airport provides a community service of teaching young students a variety of career choices, from an electrician to a terminal desk employee. Taxis are located outside of the arrival lounge. Passengers with disabilities please notify and employee if you need assistance.
Amenities at POA
For passengers who are meeting connecting flights please check with the departure desk to see if there are any delays on your flight. From the airport you can catch the shuttle to the various fields where the World Series of Soccer was held.
Porto Alegre is a major city and has many things for you to experience while you are visiting, there are museums, night clubs and the Historical district. There is something for everyone to see and enjoy.
Things to do in Alegre
Go to the Usina do Gasometro a power plant that was converted into a movie theater with art expositions. You can also watch the sun set at the Usina do Gasometro or Ipanema which takes about 5 minutes.
Try taking a boat tour with the Cisne Branco which means white swan. Go shopping at Bourbon Shopping Wallig the largest mall in all of Latin America and the newest one in the area.
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