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Day 5 – Lençóis to Salvador

There are three buses from Lençóis to Salvador – 7:30am, 1:15pm and 11:30pm. These are on RapidoFederal bus, which is the most common state-run bus service in Brazil. One way takes about 6 hours with multiple stops in between. If you have specific plans then you can buy a return ticket at bus terminal. The buses arrive and depart almost on time so make sure to be at the stop at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Return ticket is BRL 121 (at the time of visit).

Having booked the return ticket from Salvador, and with the all-day tour of Chapada Diamantina national park the previous day, I had a late start to the day!

psm_lencoisThe tiny town of Lençóis was a 10-minute walk from the hostel I was staying at; and the heat was terrible in the town. But I walked to the town, had breakfast at Arte Natural restaurant and walked to the post office to get a stamp in my Postal Stamps Travelogue book.

Next up was some souvenir shopping, before heading back to the hostel.

Not wanting to miss the bus, I reached the “terminal” – which is just a stop on the main street from across the town that is separated by the river. The bus arrived on time and it was a relaxing 6-hour trip to Salvador’s main bus terminal.


Having reached Salvador at about 7:30pm, I took a taxi to Praça da Sé that takes about 20 minutes. Checked in to the Laranjeiras Hostel and headed out for dinner with friends (that I made from my stay in Salvador) before calling it an early night.



Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = BRL 3.73 at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult.

What Cost Notes
Snacks & water $2.68 BRL 10.
Souvenir Fridge Magnet $1.34 BRL 5.
Postal Stamp in Lençóis $1.60 BRL 6.
Taxi from Salvador Bus terminal to hostel $9.38 BRL 35. One way.
Hostel in Salvador $17.42 BRL 65. One night, double-bed room, shared bathroom.
Breakfast at Arte Natural $5.36 BRL 20.
Total Costs $37.78 Per person
Overall Costs $362.99 Per person


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Lençóis to Salvador

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