Travel Information

The most convenient way to reach Salvador (Luis Eduardo Magalhães airport, SSA) is to arrive at São Paulo airport (Guarulhos International Airport, GRU) or at Rio de Janeiro airport (Antônio Carlos Jobim or Galeão Airport, GIG).

From Europe: Flight time from Europe to São Paulo is just over eleven hours depending on your starting point. To Rio de Janeiro is normally one hour less.  Most flights leave from Europe in the evening and arrive in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro early in the morning. On the return leg they leave late afternoon or early evening to get to Europe the following day around lunchtime or earlier. Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, TAM and TAP all run regular services between Europe and São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. This means that travelers have a choice of several different airlines linking the two continents daily.

Direct flights from Europe to Salvador are available from Lisbon (TAP and Azul) and not daily from Madrid (Air Europa).

From the US: Flights by American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and the Brazilian flag carrier TAM link the US with Brazil. Flight time is 8.5 hours from Miami to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, just over 9 hours from New York, 11 hours from Atlanta, 13 hours from Los Angeles and 16 hours from San Francisco. An option is flight to Brasília (BSB) from Miami (American Airlines and LATAM, about 7 hours flight time) or to Recife (REC) from Orlando (Azul, also 7 hours), and then made connection to Salvador. Most of flights between North America and Brazil are overnight flights that arrive in Brazil in the early morning.

From Central and South America: There are flights from all the South American capitals to São Paulo (GRU), Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and Brasília (BSB). From Central America the most comfortable way to get to Salvador is via city of Panama and São Paulo. Direct flights from Buenos Aires to Salvador are available from Ezeiza airport by Aerolineas Argentinas and Gol flight companies.

Since other countries not included in the descriptions, please consult the international airports in their countries.


Arriving in Salvador by the airport Luis Eduardo Magalhães the Gran Hotel Stella Maris is near, approximately 7 km.

The map below illustrates a route to the Hotel.