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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Porto Alegre Airport (code: POA) has two terminals: the newer Terminal 1 and the smaller, outdated Terminal 2.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 of which are 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.

Where to Sleep

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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Porto Alegre Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ibis Porto Alegre Aeroporto – A budget hotel located 300m from the terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Novotel Porto Alegre Aeroporto – Located 200m from the terminal. Free airport pick-up. » Check Rates
  • Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto – Located 800m from the terminal. Free roundtrip airport shuttle service is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Porto Alegre Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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 through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge 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.

Related Pages: Porto Alegre Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to 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 – There is a Movada nursing room 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 12:00AM – 4:00PM and Caixa Econômica Federal is open 10:00AM – 3:00PM.

Beauty Salon – Estética for Men e for Women – Location: Landside, Terminal 1, Third Floor. Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Monday – Friday) • 9:00AM – 5:00PM (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: 7:30AM – 10:00PM. Cotação, 2nd Level. Hours: 24 hours.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in Terminal 1 (3 locations) and two of these 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 luggage wrapping service. Locations: T1, 2nd Level. Hours: 24 hours • T2, 1st Level. Hours: 5:30AM – 9:00PM.

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 there are mobile charging stations available next to the iToys shop on the top floor.

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

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

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

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Porto Alegre airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas ArgentinasAvianca • 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.

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, as well as 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. From that station, you can take a train 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 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 9:00AM (Mon – Fri) and 8:00AM (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 to Canela will cost BRL 52,55.


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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.