Salvador, Brazil – the airport bus to start your visit in fury

The sign for the airport bus in Salvador, Brazil is so welcoming. The red dots appear to indicate stops as it breezes along the coast to the Barra beaches and Pelourinho old town.

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The Brazilian water torture bus

An hour into the A/C-less ride of stopping several times on every block through dusty, boiling, jammed shopping neighborhoods, we were still not even to the coast, not even to the first red dot coming from the upper right on the map.

It took nearly 2 hours to reach the Barra late morning on a Friday, what I now find is a 30-km trip. It is perhaps another 30-45 minutes to reach the old city terminal. It took a lot of crab to placate my wife after that one.

Our taxi return from the Barra cost 85 BRB (42 USD).

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  1. There is a slow local bus and also a faster air conditioned “executivo” bus that does not stop nearly as much. Next time take that one!

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