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How to get from Belo Horizonte Airport to City Centre

Belo Horizonte is a sprawling city in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil. This bustling city has all the cultural and tourist attractions one could hope for, but it’s also home to some of the most amazing natural sites in the country. You can explore the surrounding mountains, take a hike through the local forests or spend the day relaxing at lake Pampulha.

There are two different ways to get from Belo Horizonte airport to the city, taking either a taxi or the bus. The quickest way to travel is to take a Belo Horizonte airport taxi, which costs around €20 (BRL 100) but takes just 40 minutes to reach the city centre. Taking the UNIR Express bus is a more budget-friendly option, as it costs just €3 (BRL 16.80), but does take at least 65 minutes to reach downtown Belo Horizonte.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €20 40min 24/7
Bus €6 65min 05:20–23:59

How to get from Belo Horizonte Confins Airport to Downtown by Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick and hassle-free way to get from Belo Horizonte airport to the city centre, taking a taxi is a great option. The journey time in a Belo Horizonte airport taxi is just 40 minutes and the average cost is around €20 (BRL 100), based on a taximeter.

Cost of a taxi from Belo Horizonte Airport to Belo Horizonte City

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t offer fixed rate fares for journeys into the city. Instead, they will use a taximeter to calculate the cost of your trip from Belo Horizonte Confins airport to downtown. The average cost will be around €20 (BRL 100), but if you’d prefer to be given a set rate fare you can rely on, we recommend pre-booking your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€20 (BRL 100)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Belo Horizonte Confins Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Belo Horizonte Airport?

Taxis are readily available 24/7 from just outside of the Arrivals’ Terminal doors. You will see the line of white taxis waiting at the taxi rank as soon as you leave the airport.

Convenience

There’s nothing more convenient than leaving the airport, jumping into a private car and making your way directly to the door of your hotel in minutes. If you’re looking for a stress-free way to travel from Belo Horizonte airport to Belo Horizonte, taking a taxi is the best option to save both time and energy.

Editor’s Note

Belo Horizonte airport taxi drivers don't accept card payments. I suggest converting your local currency into Brazilian real before you land, to ensure you can pay for your taxi ride; alternatively, you can pre-book and pre-pay for your trip for your peace of mind!

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver resets and turns on the taximeter to avoid being overcharged.
Not all Belo Horizonte airport taxi drivers speak English, you may wish to write down your destination's address to show to your driver.
You must pay for your taxi ride in cash in the local currency.

How to get from Belo Horizonte Airport to the City by Bus

The UNIR Express bus runs from Belo Horizonte airport to the city centre every day. The journey time is around 65 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is just €3 (BRL 16.80), making it a very affordable transfer option. 

How much is the bus from Belo Horizonte Confins Airport to Downtown?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the UNIR Express bus from Belo Horizonte Airport to Belo Horizonte is just €3 (BRL 16.80). You can purchase your tickets online in advance or from the kiosks at the airport. 

Cost

€3 (BRL 16.80)

Trip Duration

65 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes for the UNIR Express bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The UNIR Express bus runs from 05:20 to 23:59 from Monday to Saturday, and 06:00 to 22:30 on Sundays.

Where do I find the bus at Belo Horizonte Airport?

All buses stop outside the lobby of the Ground Transportation Centre. Simply walk to the end of the pedestrian walkway, towards the parking lot, and you will see the bus stops in front of you.

Convenience

If you’re travelling on a tight budget, taking the UNIR Express bus could be a great transfer option from Belo Horizonte Confins Airport to downtown for you. However, there is a waiting time of up to 1 hour for the bus, and once you reach the city centre, you will need to find alternate transport to your hotel, so it’s not the most convenient.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group, you may want to consider splitting the cost of a taxi rather than taking the bus, as it's much quicker and more convenient.

Useful Tips

To save time in the airport, you can purchase your bus ticket online in advance.
Buses run less frequently on a Sunday, be sure to check the schedule.
There's not much luggage storage on the buses, be sure to travel light.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Belo Horizonte airport to the city centre?

There are two ways to get from Belo Horizonte airport to the city; taxi or bus. A Belo Horizonte airport taxi will take around 40 minutes to reach downtown and will cost €20 (BRL 100), while the UNIR Express bus will take around 65 minutes to reach the city, but will cost just €3 (BRL 16.80) per person one-way.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Belo Horizonte airport to the city?

There’s no set rate fare for a taxi from Belo Horizonte airport to Belo Horizonte city. The local drivers will charge around €20 (BRL 100), but the exact fare will be determined by a taximeter. For a fixed rate fare and no hidden fees for your journey from Belo Horizonte Confins Airport to downtown, we suggest booking with Welcome Pickups in advance.

What’s the distance from Belo Horizonte airport to Belo Horizonte city centre?

The road distance from Belo Horizonte airport to Belo Horizonte city is around 40.5 km. Taking an airport taxi will take around 40 minutes, while the UNIR Express bus will take closer to 65 minutes to reach downtown.

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