Getting Around

Visitors staying in Sao Luis' historic centre will find most major sights are within walking distance. However, for more distant attractions, many buses operate in the Sao Luis city area. Intercity buses also run from the Praia Grande to other parts of Brazil, including Brasilia, Belem and Porto Alegre. Tickets are available at the station, or from some travel agents. Taxis are available in the city, and can be ordered by phone when they cannot be found on the street.


Sao Luis Airport

The airport is located roughly nine miles (15km) from Sao Luis.

Sao Luis Airport (SLZ)


The airport is located roughly nine miles (15km) from Sao Luis.

Getting to the city

An urban bus line connects the city to the airport and is available from 5am to 11pm. Bus 901 São Cristovão/Alemanha leaves from right outside the terminal (follow the signs) every 25 minutes or so, and takes about 45 minutes to reach Praça Deodouro in the city centre. Taxis and hotel shuttles are available.


Local time is GMT -3

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz and Avis.

Airport Taxis

Taxi services are available 24 hours a day.


Airport facilities include ATMs, a medical post, restaurants, a pharmacy, a comfort station, baggage protection, a post office, a baby changer, a clinic, and various shops.


Parking is available.