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Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Belo Horizonte Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The best thing about it has to be the viewing area on the top floor which spans the length of the airport and is indoors. Unfortunately, there is nowhere to sit there. – Stephen P

PLU Airport Overview

belo horizonte tancredo airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves Airport.

What to Expect

Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves (code: PLU) has two terminals that service international and domestic flights. Terminal 2 is brand new. You’ll find a good variety of shops and eateries, including two cafes that are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves Airport

Overnight campers seem to have no problem staying here. Security guards mill about, and you’ll find some padded seating throughout the airport. Noise can be an issue, so bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels & Sleep Pods

If sleeping in Belo Horizonte Tancredo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels/sleeping options in or near the airport:

Inside Airport Sleep Pods – Sleeping chair/pod equipped with a cover to block light/noise and storage under the seat to secure personal items. At the time of this update, we did not have any information about the location or rates. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Near Airport Linx Hotel Confins International Airport – (Less than 1 km from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

Near Airport Hotel ibis Styles Confins Aeroporto – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tancredo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge membership. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Ambaar Lounge –  Terminal 1, Domestic Departures, Airside, after Check-In/X-Ray.
  • Ambaar Lounge – Terminal 2, International Departures, Airside, after Passport Control, next to Duty-free.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tancredo Airport. Connect to the “BH Airport Wifi Grátis” Network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art in the Airport – Art exhibitions are on display in galleries throughout the airport.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Bradesco, Itau, Santander/Real, HSBC. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Location: Landside, Ground Floor and Second Floor beside the Observation Deck.

Children’s Play Area – KidsJet provides 3 locations for your children to burn off some energy before boarding. Locations: Landside, Ground Floor • Airside, between Gates 18 and 19 (2 locations).

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange provides services. Locations: Ground Floor, by the Information Desk • Ground Floor, Arrivals.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry offers Duty Free shopping at several locations. In addition, a decent variety of shops are available to pass the time.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are:

  • Landside: Bob’s (24 hours) • Backer • Casa Bauduco • Creps • Espresso Mineiro • Goccia di Latte • Green Station • L’orizzonte • Paaca • Subway
  • Airside: California Cafe • Casa do Pão de Queijo (24 hours) • Cozi • Eat & Co. • Goccia Latte • Juice & Toast • Kopenhagen • Nutty Bavarian • Snoopy Cafe • Sports Bar • Subway • Viena
  • Vending Machines are also available.

Information Desk – Need help find your way around? An information desk can be found on the Ground Floor.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available. Buy the ticket from Drogaria Air Farma located between the information desk and the Check-In Area, Ground Floor. Lockers are located outside the airport.

Luggage Wrapping – Protec Bag luggage wrapping machines are available landside in the Check-In area (3 locations).

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging and power outlets are all 220v and do not accommodate US plugs. If you need to charge something with a US plug, ask the Information Desk for assistance.

Massage Chairs – Location: Airside, between Gates 2 and 3.

Medical Services – There is a First Aid station located on the Ground Floor. Hours: unknown.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: 2nd level. Hours: unknown.

Pharmacy – AirFarma – Location: Ground Floor, near the Information Desk. Hours: unknown

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Belo Horizonte and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Top Tur Travel Office that may be of assistance. Location: Ground Floor, next to Latam and Azul. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


Belo Horizonte Tancredo Neves airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Azul • AviancaCopa Airlines • GOL • LATAM • TAP Portugal.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Conexão Aeroporto buses link PLU airport to Rodoviária, Pampulha Airport or Belo Horizonte bus terminal. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Conexao Aeroporto website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Hertz • Localiza • Lokamig • Movida • Unidas.


Prepaid taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. Stop at one of the prepaid taxi booths in the Arrivals Hall to hire a taxi.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.