Ferry-Boat launches platform to monitor flow in real time

Passengers using the Ferry-Boat system, which makes the crossing between Salvador and Mar Grande, will be able to follow the flow in real time through the Filômetro platform, launched for the period of Carnival.

To obtain updated information on the flow of vehicles and pedestrians, citizens must access the website of the International Crossings.

The estimate of Internacional Travessias, which operates the system, is that between the 14th and 27th of February, a contingent of approximately 400,000 people will circulate between the terminals during the period, an approximate number of the Carnival operation carried out in 2020, before the pandemic.

Regular operation is from 5:00 am to 11:30 pm, every hour, from Monday to Saturday; and from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm on Sundays and holidays. In addition to the official schedules, the company will also have extra departures at times of greater flow, considering the availability of boats at each moment.

This Thursday, the ferries available for the operation are: Zumbi dos Palmares, Ivete Sangalo, Pinheiro and Anna Nery. The movement is intense for vehicles and calm for pedestrians at Terminal São Joaquim. In Bom Despacho, flow is smooth for both categories.

Heavy vehicles

From São Joaquim terminal to Bom Despacho, the truck boarding suspension remains valid from 5:00 am on Fridays until 3:00 pm on Saturdays, as well as from 5:00 am on the eve of public holidays until 5:00 am on the day after your return.

In the terminal direction Bom Despacho to São Joaquim, the suspension is valid from 5:00 am on Sundays until 5:00 am on Monday, as well as from 5:00 am on the day after the holiday until 5:00 am on the following day. Heavy vehicles transporting food and also patients undergoing treatment away from home will be able to board normally during the restriction period.


As is already the practice on long holidays, the end-of-year operation has a partnership with agencies from Salvador and Itaparica, such as Transalvador, Fire Department (SALVAR), Mobile Emergency Service (SAMU), Highway Police (5th CIPM – Ilha de Itaparica), Military Highway Police (16th CIPM in Salvador and 5th CIPM in Ilha de Itaparica), Civil Police, and Municipal Transport Secretariat of Itaparica.


To check the availability of spaces for the exclusive service for vehicle drivers, access the site. Tickets are available on the website 30 days in advance.

Box office

The ticketing of the Ferry-Boat System is electronic, considering the capacities of the vessels for each trip.

preferential service

Service to passengers with free passes and gratuities by law is done through exclusive booths, as already practiced on other holidays.

ferry card

The exchange or delivery of new cards works from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays), at Terminal São Joaquim, subject to the presence of the holder, with a photo ID.

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