Transportation

31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

The Tancredo Neves International Airport (IATA: CNF, ICAO: SBCF), located in the adjoining municipality of Confins, is the main airport serving Belo Horizonte and the surrounding metropolitan area. The other two major international airports in Brazil are São Paulo – Guarulhos (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro – Galeão (GIG). From these airports, one can easily get connecting flights to Confins (CNF) in Belo Horizonte.

Airline Destinations
American Airlines Miami
Avianca Brazil São Paulo-Guarulhos
Azul Brazilian Airlines Aracaju, Araxá, Belém, Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cabo Frio, Caldas Novas, Campinas, Campo Grande, Carajás, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Feira de Santana, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, Ilhéus, Ipatinga, Londrina, Maceió, Manaus, Marabá, Montes Claros, Natal, Palmas, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Luís, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Teixeira de Freitas, Teresina, Uberaba, Uberlândia, Vitória
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Gol Transportes Aéreos Brasília, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Campinas, Campo Grande, Carajás, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguaçu, Goiânia, Ilhéus, Juiz de Fora, Maceió, Montes Claros, Natal, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Uberlândia
LATAM Brasil Brasília, Fortaleza, Porto Seguro, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo-Congonhas, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Vitória
TAP Portugal Lisbon

Moreover, although the airport is located 38 km (24 mi) north of downtown Belo Horizonte and 44.5 km (28 mi) from Expominas, it has several companies that offer bus transportation, taxi and shuttle. It is strongly recommended that all visitors use one of these licensed services at the airport. More information can be found at http://www.aeroportoconfins.net/en/.

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The Local Organizing Committee recommends the three following alternatives in order to reach Belo Horizonte from the airport in Confins:

 

i) Executive Coach:

Step 1) Buy an Airport Connection Executive Coach ticket at the International Airport
The bus stop is located near the main entrance and information stand, on the Ground Floor, where you can also purchase tickets. It takes approximately 50 minutes to reach the final destination (Avenida Álvares Cabral, 387) and the ticket costs R$ 27.70, between 8 and 9 USD. There is only one intermediate stop at the Ouro Minas and Ramada Minascasa hotels.

There are other bus services available at the airport, but it is strongly recommended to take this option.

Step 2) Take a taxi (or mobile application service) to your destination
Once at the final bus stop, you may take a taxi or use a mobile application service, such as Uber, to your destination. Please consider the following cost estimates regarding Expominas and suggested hotels. All listed hotels can be reached within fifteen minutes or less.

Destination/Service Mobile App Taxi
Expominas R$ 10.00 – R$ 20.00 R$ 15.00 – R$ 25.00
Mercure Lourdes R$ 7.00 – R$ 10.00 R$ 8.00 – R$ 15.00
Esuites Savassi Toscanini R$ 7.00 – R$ 10.00 R$ 8.00 – R$ 15.00
Radisson Blu R$ 7.00 – R$ 10.00 R$ 8.00 – R$ 15.00
IBIS Savassi R$ 7.00 – R$ 10.00 R$ 8.00 – R$ 15.00
Intercity Hotel R$ 15.00 – R$ 25.00 R$ 20.00 – R$ 30.00
Beaga Convention Hotel R$ 10.00 – R$ 15.00 R$ 15.00 – R$ 20.00

(*) Depends on the type of vehicle and service chosen

 

ii) Direct Taxi (or Mobile Application) Service

You can take a taxi or use a mobile application service from the Tancredo Neves International Airport directly to your destination. There are four companies currently authorized to take passengers from the airport, which are listed below and operate from Terminal 1. Most companies offer booking in advance options.

Recently, mobile phone applications for city transportation have become worldwide available. In Belo Horizonte, there are four options of such services. Uber, 99POP and Cabify are applications in which private drivers offer trips at reduced cost. There are advantages in using this option such as an easy to use interface written in your language, checking the trip cost in advance and, as mentioned before, a reduced cost. You may also opt for official taxi drivers, which can be reached through the application 99 TAXI

In the International Airport, you may choose from the four companies previously mentioned. We discourage using taxi companies other than these four at the airport. However, in the city, taxis are identified by a red plate and a sign on top of the car. Please consider that drivers may not speak English or carry credit card machines.

Destination/Service Mobile App Taxi
Expominas R$ 70.00 – R$ 100.00 R$ 100.00 – R$ 175.00
Mercure Lourdes R$ 70.00 – R$ 95.00 R$ 90.00 – R$ 160.00
Esuites Savassi Toscanini R$ 70.00 – R$ 95.00 R$ 90.00 – R$ 160.00
Radisson Blu R$ 70.00 – R$ 95.00 R$ 90.00 – R$ 160.00
IBIS Savassi R$ 70.00 – R$ 95.00 R$ 90.00 – R$ 160.00
Intercity Hotel R$ 75.00 – R$ 105.00 R$ 100.00 – R$ 175.00
Beaga Convention Hotel R$ 70.00 – R$ 95.00 R$ 95.00 – R$ 160.00

 

iii) Metro

Due to the location of the official hotels the metro is not a practical transportation option. For hotels close to the downtown, however, it is a good option. Expominas has a direct connection with the Gameleira Station. Take the train heading to Eldorado Station, step off at Gameleira Station and follow the signs to the footbridge to Expominas.