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Porto Alegre Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Porto Alegre Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was told by the security guard that it was prohibido to sleep on the floor. – Rabble

POA Airport Overview

Porto Alegre Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / 1Sept2018)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Porto Alegre Airport.

What to Expect

Porto Alegre Airport (code: POA) has two terminals: the newer Terminal 1 and the smaller, outdated Terminal 2. Both terminals have shops and eateries, many open 24 hours, but T1 has more options, particularly in its shopping mall. Free WiFi helps pass the time. A lounge that economy-class travellers can access is currently closed for renovation.

Sleeping in Porto Alegre Airport

Travellers generally have no problem spending the night here. Armrest-free seating is in short supply, so arrive early or opt for the floor, though do so discreetly in case airport staff ask you to relocate. Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones help combat typical airport noise. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are within walking distance, and some offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Porto Alegre Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Porto Alegre Airport:

  • Ibis Porto Alegre Aeroporto – Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Novotel Porto Alegre Aeroporto – Airport shuttle is available.  Reservations are required. » Check Rates
  • Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto – Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Porto Alegre, search for deals and read traveller reviews

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass, or using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

VIP Lounge Closed for Renovations – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Ambaar Lounge – Location: Airside, after x-ray, near Gates 117 and 118, Mezzanine floor. Hours: 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (R$ 200.00 – 4 hours or R$ 300.00 – 6 hours) • Certain Classes of Service • Membership Cards (Priority Pass, Lounge Key, Visa Airport Companion) • Credit Cards (Visa Aeternum, The Platinum Card®, Link Diners Club, Nanking Link).

Ambaar Lounge – Location: International Terminal, 2nd floor, next to gates 101 and 102. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (R$ 230.00 – 4 hours or R$ 350.00 – 6 hours) • Certain Classes of Service • Membership Cards (Priority Pass, Lounge Key, Visa Airport Companion) • Credit Cards (Visa Aeternum, The Platinum Card®, Link Diners Club, Nanking Link).

Related Pages: Porto Alegre Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: T1, on the 1st Level and 3rd Level • T2, 1st Level.

Baby Care Facilities – A Movada nursing room is available. Terminal 1, Landside, 1st Level. Baby changing facilities can be found in Terminal 1, Levels 1 and 2.

Banking Services – Two full-service banks are available on the 3rd floor of T1. Banco de Brasil is open 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Caixa Econômica Federal is open 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Beauty Salon – Estética for Men e for Women – Location: Landside, Terminal 1, Third Floor. Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Monday – Friday) • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Saturday – Sunday).

Chapel – Location: Landside, Terminal 1, First Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours. Religion: Multi-religious.

Currency Exchange – Alternativa Turismo e Cambio – Location: Terminal 2, Second Floor. Hours: 24 hours • Casa Brasil Cambio – Location: Terminal 1, First Floor. Hours: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Cotação, 2nd Level. Hours: 24 hours.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free is available in Terminal 1 (3 locations), two of which are open 24 hours. You will also find a variety of shops at the airport to pass the time. Five locations of Cameron Livraria will come in handy for any last-minute travel needs.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Terminal 1, Landside: Aero Coffee (3rd Level) • Capital Coffee (1st Level) • Casa Café (2nd Level) • Rei do Pão de Queijo (1st Level) • Subway (3rd Level) • Trop Café (3rd Level).
» Terminal 1, Airside: Fly Café (2nd Level x 2 locations) • Rei do Pão de Queijo (2nd Level).
» Terminal 2, Landside – Café do Embarque (1st Level)
» Terminal 2, Airside – Café do Embarque (1st Level)

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Terminal 1, Second Floor. Hours: open 24 hours.
Airport Hours

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag offers a luggage wrapping service. Locations: T1, 2nd Level. Hours: 24 hours • T2, 1st Level. Hours: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM.

Massage – Fique Zen offers massage services. Terminal 1, Third Floor. Hours: unknown.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the airport clinic. Location: T1, 1st Level. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – A reader (September 2018) tells us that mobile charging stations are available next to the iToys shop on the top floor.

Pharmacy – Panvel – Location: Landside, Terminal 1, 3rd Level. Hours: 4:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Mon-Sat) and 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Sun).

Post Office – Location: T1, on the 3rd Floor. Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Porto Alegre Airport. Connect to the ”INFRAERO Wi-Fi Gratis” network.

Porto Alegre airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Avianca • Azul Airlines • Copa Airlines • GOL • LATAM • TAP Portugal.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus transportation system. At the time of this update, a one-way fare costs BRL 4,30. For time schedules, route plans and more information, visit the EPTC website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis / Budget • Localiza /Hertz • Movida • Unidas.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter Terminal Shuttle

A shuttle bus is available should you need to travel between the two terminals. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes from the lower (Arrivals) level.


Trensurb metro system can take you from the airport to the city center and some major cities. To reach a Trensurb station from the airport, take the Aeromovel (AirTrain), which will bring you to the closest Trensurb station to the airport. You can take a train from that station to “Mercado,” the last station on the line, or to Rodoviaria Bus Station, both in downtown Porto Alegre. Tickets are sold in the train stations.

Shuttle Bus

Citral offers a shuttle bus service (includes air-conditioning, restrooms and WiFi) between the airport and the cities of Gramado and Canela. Shuttles run every day, on an hourly basis, starting at 9:00 AM (Mon – Fri) and 8:00 AM (weekends and holidays). Buses leave from the second Level of Terminal 1. At the time of this update, the fare to Gramado is BRL 49,10, and it will cost BRL 52,55 to Canela.


Taxis are available 24 hours a day on the first levels of Terminal 1 and 2.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.