Transportation from Salgado Filho Int’l Airport to Gramado


Gramado and hydrangeas

Gramado and hydrangeas

Gramado is a small city (~30.000 habitants) 118 km (74 miles) away from Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Most of the population of Gramado is of German or Italian descent and its architecture and gastronomy reflects that. Gramado hosts the major South American film festival and is also known for its natural landscapes and the beautiful hydrangeas blossoming in late spring.
The average temperature for the conference period can vary greatly (6-24°C / 42-75°F), so participants are recommended to bring clothes for warm and cold weather. Gramado is in the same time zone as Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo: 3 hours behind GMT.
To get to Gramado from abroad, you should first take a flight to Porto Alegre (Salgado Filho Int’l Airport) and then take a terrestrial transportation.


Salgado Filho Int’l Airport is the largest, busiest airport located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil. Salgado Filho Airport is well served by domestic flights, specially from Brazil’s two most important gateway ports: Rio de Janeiro (Antônio Carlos Jobim Int’l Airport) and São Paulo/Guarulhos (Gov. André Franco Montoro Int’l Airport). Besides, there are also international flights with direct connections to Salgado Filho departing from cities of the Southern Cone (e.g., Buenos Aires and Montevideo).

Departing from Porto Alegre, the possible transportation means towards Gramado are transfer service, taxi or bus. Additional information on these possibilities are presented below as well as guiding for those in need of visa to participate in the event.

Transportation from Salgado Filho Int’l Airport to Gramado

By Transfer Service

Transfer booking and purchasing (as well as airline, hotel and tours) can be done through Terra Turismo, the symposium’s official travel agency. To do that, please contact Terra Turismo’s assistants through contato@agenciaterraturismo.com.br (for the transfer booking form in English, please click here). Or yet, if it fits you better, you can call Terra Turismo’s call center: +55 (54) 3295 9100

  • From Salgado Filho Int’l Airport to Gramado (and return)
    From Porto Alegre to Gramado, the maximum waiting time in the airport will be 45 minutes.
    The fare per person is R$ 110,00 (~U$ 63.00).
  • From Salgado Filho Int’l Airport to Gramado (one way)
    From Porto Alegre to Gramado, the maximum waiting time in the airport will be 45 minutes.
    The fare per person is R$ 55,00 (~U$ 32.00).
  • From Gramado to Salgado Filho Int’l Airport (one way)
    The fare per person is R$ 55,00 (~U$ 32.00).
By Taxi
  • From Salgado Filho Int’l Airport to Gramado
    The fare can go from R$ 300,00 (~U$ 170,00) to R$ 400,00 (~U$ 226,00).
  • From Gramado to Salgado Filho Int’l Airport
    The fare can go from R$ 200,00 (~U$ 113,00) to R$ 250,00 (~U$ 141,00).
By Bus

In order to take a bus to Gramado you have two main options: depart straight from the airport or depart from Porto Alegre’s main bus station. The buses that stop by the airport leave from the bus station as well, but just on a given set of departure times, as you will see on the time tables below.

The fare to go from the airport to Gramado by bus is of R$ 26,90 (~U$ 15,25 including insurance) and the ticket should be bought at the Veppo company stand number 18B, which is near to the arrival zone at the first floor of the airport. The average time of travel is of 1 hour and 35 minutes, and you can check the departure time table below:

Airport to Gramado Gramado to the Airport
Sunday 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15, 16:45, 18:15 08:45, 10:30, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 19:15
Monday to Thursday 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15, 18:15, 19:15 06:15, 08:45, 10:30, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 19:15
Friday 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15, 18:15, 19:15, 21:15 06:15, 08:45, 10:30, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 19:15
Saturday 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15, 18:15, 19:15 08:45, 10:30, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 19:15
Departing from Porto Alegre’s main bus station

At the bus station and prior to boarding, you should buy a ticket.

Executive buses go straight to the city of Gramado (with the exception that some stop at the airport). These buses will have an average fare of R$ 26,00 (~U$ 15,00 insurance included) and the estimated time of travel is 1 hour and 50 minutes. vNon-direct buses are indicated in the time table with a letter “S. These buses make a couple of stops on some cities before reaching Gramado. Their average fare is of R$ 19.50 (~U$ 12.00 insurance included) and they have an estimated time of travel of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Porto Alegre’s Main Bus Station to Gramado Gramado to Porto Alegre’s Main Bus Station
Sunday 07:30(S), 09:00, 10:45, 11:00(S), 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 18:00, 18:30(S), 19:30, 20:30, 21:30(S) 08:45, 10:30, 12:10, 12:25, 14:15, 15:15, 15:45, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00, 18:45, 19:15
Monday to Thursday 06:00 (Only Monday), 06:30, 07:30(S), 09:00, 10:00, 11:00 (Only Monday), 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00(S) 06:15, 08:45, 10:30, 12:10, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 17:30, 19:15
Friday 06:30, 07:30(S), 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 06:15, 08:45, 10:30, 12:10, 12:25, 14:15, 15:15, 16:00, 17:30, 18:45, 19:15
Saturday 06:30, 07:30(S), 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 06:15, 08:45, 10:30, 12:10, 12:25, 14:15, 15:45, 17:30, 19:15, 20:15
Passport and Visa
Passport

A valid passport is required to travel to Brazil. We recommend applying for one as soon as possible, if you do not have it yet, as passports often takes a while to be issued.

Visa

A visa is required for citizens of several countries. Please check the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism website for a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to travel to Brazil. For example, a visa is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens. For further information about visa application requirements, please contact your travel agent and/or a local Brazilian Consulate office.

If an invitation letter is required for you to apply for a visa, please e-mail a request to SIBGRAPI general chair, Carla Dal Sasso Freitas (carla@inf.ufrgs.br).