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Best way to travel from Belem to Salvador

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1. Posted by SAITcouple (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi guys

After visiting Manaus and taking a boat back to Belem, we would like to make our way down to Salvador along the coast.
Does anyone have any lists of bus companies that operate along that route?

Many thanks

S&F

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 9y

Sorry, I can't provide you with a list of bus companies but I did the trip the other way around (Rio to Belem along the coast) and had no problem to book the buses from one city to the next. Just one advice, book the trip on the first day you arrive somewhere otherwise the buses might be full the day you want to leave or you have to go 3rd class, which can trun into a rough 36-hour-ride sometimes.
Hope that helps as a start.

Steff

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

I agree with Steff, never any need to pre book there I never had a problem on this trip getting a ride. In fact I tried a couple of times to pre-book and it was incredibly tricky, especially if you don't speak portuguese!

Happy travelling
mim