Porto Alegre is an unusual city in Brazil
having a very European feel to it. It’s a very successful commercial city and has one of the highest standards of living in the country. The city is built along the eastern bank of the Guaiba River where many people gather to see the spectacular sunsets over the river.
Porto Alegre is the southernmost capital in Brazil, you can hire a car from Salgado Filho Airport which is only four miles from the city centre. It is a very busy airport with daily flights to Lisbon
so pre booking your rental car is a must. You’ll be stunned by the scale and modern design of the airport as well as the sheer size of the multi-level shopping area. Car Hire desks can be found in arrivals so just have your booking voucher at the ready and you will have the keys in no time to begin your onward journey.
Driving to and from Porto Alegre Airport (Salgado Filho International Airport - POA) in Brazil is a convenient way to explore the southern region of the country. Here's what you need to know:
Distance to Nearest Cities:
Porto Alegre Airport is located in the city of Porto Alegre, which is the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.
Some nearby cities and distances from Porto Alegre include:
Gramado: Approximately 116 kilometers (about 72 miles) northeast of Porto Alegre.
Canela: Located near Gramado, about the same distance from Porto Alegre.
Caxias do Sul: Approximately 123 kilometers (about 76 miles) north of Porto Alegre.
Pelotas: Approximately 245 kilometers (about 152 miles) south of Porto Alegre.
(in the neighboring state of Santa Catarina): Approximately 416 kilometers (about 258 miles) east of Porto Alegre.
Some highways in Brazil, including those leading to and from Porto Alegre, may have toll booths. Be prepared to pay tolls if you take these routes.
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. English is not widely spoken, so having some basic Portuguese language skills can be helpful, especially when reading road signs and communicating with locals.
Parking facilities are available at Porto Alegre Airport and in the city itself. Pay attention to parking regulations and fees when parking in the city center.
Make good use of your hire car by considering exploring nearby cities and the natural beauty of Rio Grande do Sul during your visit.