Rua Francisco Gurgel, 33, Ponta Negra, Natal, RN 59090-050 – Brazil
+55 (84) 3219-2230
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How to Reach Natal
Most travelers will arrive by the Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport, located in São Gonçalo dos Amarantes, greater Natal.
Concerning International flights, only TAP flies directly from Lisbon to Natal several times a week. The journey from other international cities to Natal must consider firstly reaching the most important Brazilian capitals, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia. From these Brazilian cities, there are numerous direct flights (LATAM Airlines, GOL Linhas Aéreas, Azul Airlines, Avianca) daily to Natal. The table below summarizes current flights available to reach Natal weekly.
Brazilian cities with direct flights
|Weekly Departures||Weekly Arrivals|
|São Paulo (Guarulhos airport)||47||47|
|Rio de Janeiro||27||27|
|São Paulo (Congonhas airport)||7||7|
|International cities with direct flights||Weekly Departures||Weekly Arrivals|
More information about the International Airport Governador Aluízio Alves in São Gonçalo do Amarante can be accessed <<here>>.
Natal does not have a Metro (underground). Tourists usually rent cars, take buses or get taxis for transportation. Both Uber and 99POP companies, an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, operate in Natal. For transportation between airport and hotel/conference venue, you can use taxi service (rate of R$ 80-120,00) and Uber/99POP (rate of R$ 55-80,00), taking around 45 minutes to reach Ponta Negra. There are many airport-to-Natal shuttle service (rates of R$ 36,00), which tourism agency staff offer in the lobby of the airport (after picking up the bags). Natal shuttle is not a direct service, and they take around 1h30 by stopping to deliver every passenger. Hotels usually provide transport booking service to the airport, please confirm in the reception.
There are 1100 taxis with 24h service in Natal. An estimated taxi fare calculation can be made here
Taxi companies phone list:
Super Taxi Natal: +55 84 3606-0096
Cooptax-Cooperativa dos Proprietários de Táxis de Natal: +55 84 3205-4455 / 3605-1327
Rádio Táxi Relâmpago: +55 84 3223-5444
Natal Táxi: +55 84 3213-6800
Cidade Táxi-24 H: +55 84 3223-6488
Except for vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at present, there are no special health requirements.
Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hrs emergency service.
The national service mobile emergency phone number is 192.
Tipping is optional in Brazil. However, Bars and restaurants usually charge a 10% service fee directly on the bill.
There are a lot of drugstores near the conference venue and hotels, which open daily from 08:00h to 21:00h.
The Brazilian law, following Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or any closed public areas. (Some restaurants, bars, and disco clubs may have a designated smoking area).