Transportation in Belo Horizonte
The city has two airports, one of which is international, with daily flights to the USA, Europe and Latin America, and the other, located in Pampulha, near the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) Campus, is just for regional flights. The Confins International Airport, forty kilometers distant from downtown (and thirty-five from UFMG Pampulha campus), offers an executive bus service to the city, as well as taxis and transportation apps like UBER, CABIFY and Easy Taxi.There are good possibilities of reaching Belo Horizonte by car or by bus, departing from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília and other cities in Brazil. But the dimension of the country makes it more advisable to use the domestic connecting flights of the several airlines that operate in Belo Horizonte’s airports, if one’s international flight lands first elsewhere. Public transportation is relatively well organized and covers all parts of the city: there is one metro-line and hundreds of bus-lines, including some BRT-based ones.Public transit apps like SIU Mobile and Moovit help users to take the right bus or train to get where he/she wants to get.Taxis are relatively cheap and transportation apps like UBER, CABIFY and Easy Taxi are even cheaper and therefore very popular for dislocations inside the city. The city is also served the YELLOW system of bike renting by smartphone app.
How to get to UFMG CAMPUS-Pampulha (Fafich)
The main car service in Belo Horizonte is Uber. We suggest you download their app on your smartphone. When going to the congress venue, just write only “FAFICH” in the address field – Presidente Antônio Carlos, Avenue, 6627 – Pampulha – and the car will take you to the correct building.
The bus system also reaches the campus from the Savassi and downtown, through the 5106 and 5102 lines. The ticket costs 6,00 BRL per ride and can be paid in cash. Please be aware that the 5106 line only reaches the campus’ main entrance, not the congress building. The walk from the university main entrance to the congress building takes 15 minutes (1 km).