How to reach Bento Gonçalves
Bento Gonçalves (nicknamed Bento) is a city with an estimated population of 115 thousand inhabitants. It is in the Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil and is known as the ‘wine capital of Brazil’ due to its vineyards and wine production.
Bento is located near the two most populous cities of the state, the capital Porto Alegre, located 122km from Bento, and Caxias do Sul city, located only 44km from Bento. Both cities have airports and land transportation that allows the participants easily to arrive in Bento.
Participants coming by plane must land in Porto Alegre or Caxias to arrive in Bento by bus or car. The Salgado Filho International Airport, in Porto Alegre, offers a greater amount of flight schedules from several destinations. On the other hand, the Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport, in Caxias do Sul, offers a smaller number of flights from a limited number of destinations.
From Porto Alegre
Salgado Filho International Airport CLIK HERE TO ACCESS
Phone: +55 513358-2000
Address of terminal 1: Av. Severo Dulius, 90010 – Porto Alegre – RS
Address of terminal 2: Av. dos Estados, 747 – Porto Alegre – RS
Upon disembarking at the Porto Alegre Airport, participants have two options to go to Bento Gonçalves.
The first option is to get a bus from “Bento Transportes” company which departs directly from the Porto Alegre Airport (Salgado Filho) to Bento Gonçalves. This service is offered some times a day.
The second option is to get a bus from the Porto Alegre Bus Station where the service is much more frequent (more information below). There are several options (taxi, Uber, Cabify or train) to move from the airport to the Bus Station , according to the route shown in the image below.
To move from the International Airport to the Bus Station by train (called Trensurb in Porto Alegre), the participant must first move from the International Airport to the Train Station (called Aeroporto) using the aeromovel. From the Train Station (Aeroporto), the participant should take the train towards the Mercado Station and, then, disembark at the third station (called Rodoviaria). Estimated value: R$ 3.30.
If the participant prefers to move from the International Airport to the Bus Station using taxi, Uber or Cabify the value can range from R$ 30.00 to R$ 60.00.
When arriving at the Bus Station, the participant should go to the service terminals and buy the ticket to Bento Gonçalves at the cost of approximately R$ 45.00. The timetable of Bus Station buses to Bento Gonçalves presents more than 20 options of departing hours per day.
Porto Alegre Bus Station
Official website (in Portuguese): CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Phone: +55 51 32100101
Address: Largo Vespasiano J. Veppo, 70 – Porto Alegre – RS
Car rental: Porto Alegre Airport also offers car rental. In this case, the value is approximately R$ 150 per day. The available cars and respective costs can be searched in (only in Portuguese) at the address below:
From Caxias do Sul
Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport
Official website (only in Portuguese): CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Phone: +55 54 39011219
Address: Av.Salgado Filho, 3451, Caxias do Sul – RS
Upon disembarking at the Caxias do Sul Airport, participants can move to the Bus Station using taxi or Uber and the value can range from R$ 20.00 to R$ 40.00. The route is showed in the image below.
When arriving at the Bus Station, the participants should go to the service terminals and buy the ticket to Bento Gonçalves at the cost of approximately R$ 10.00.
Caxias do Sul Bus Station
Official website: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
Phone: +55 54 32183000
Address: R. Ernesto Alvez, 1341 – Caxias do Sul – RS
Car rental: Caxias do Sul Airport also offers car rental. The value is approximately R$ 150 per day.