Getting There in Belo horizonte

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The literal translation of Belo Horizonte is "Beautiful Horizon." With such a name, you know that this city must have beautiful views. A little known fact about Belo Horizonte is that it was designed to mimic the city plan of Washington, D.C.. Getting to Belo Horizonte is easy, whether you chose to do so by plane or car.

Getting There by Plane

The Tancredo Neves International Airport (IATA code: CNF) serves the city of Belo Horizonte and is about 38 kilometers (roughly 23 miles) away from the city's downtown area. Just a handful of local and international airlines offer direct flights to Belo Horizonte. American Airlines offers direct flights to and from the city of Miami, Florida. Copa Airlines offers direct flights to and from Panama City, Panama. TAP Portugal offers direct flights to and from Lisbon, Portugal. Local airlines that offer direct flights to and from Belo Horizonte are Azul, Gol, OceanAir, TAM, Trip Linhas Areas and Webjet. If you have only a few days to visit Brazil, it is best that you travel by air, because not only will you be able to save time, but you will also be able to enjoy the good bargains that local airline companies offer.

Getting There by Car

If you're planning to drive around Brazil, it's best that you apply for an international driver's license at your home country. Having this special permit will allow you to make car rental much easier in Brazil. If you are coming from Brasilia or Rio de Janeiro, you can take the BR-040 highway to get to Belo Horizonte. If your starting point is Sao Paulo, take the BR-381 highway. To get to the Tancredo Neves International Airport you need to jump on the MG-010 state highway for about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

December 28, 2009 change by damiandavilarojas

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