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Aeroporto Internacional Val-de-Cans

Belém’s Aeroporto Internacional Val-de-Cans is a hub for international, domestic and regional flights.

Transport Options

Aeroporto Internacional Val de Cãns is 8km north of the center on Av Júlio César. The ‘Pratinha – Pres Vargas’ bus (638) runs between the airport and Av Presidente Vargas (R$3, 40 minutes); the ‘E Marex’ bus also goes there, but you may have to change buses at the depot (no charge). Arriving by plane, turn left as you leave the terminal; buses stop at the traffic circle about 50m past the end of the terminal. A taxi between the airport and center is a fixed R$50 when booked inside the terminal; you may be able to catch one for less at the bus stop, though they pass somewhat infrequently.

Airlines

Azul Flights to Santarém, Macapá, Altamira, Cuiabá, Campinas, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte among other destinations. Also flies to Miami.

Gol Serves numerous domestic and international destinations.

LATAM Extensive domestic and international network.

MAP Flies to Altamira and Santarém.

Surinam Airways Flies to Cayenne (French Guiana) and Paramaribo (Suriname).

TAP Flights to Lisbon.

Boat

All long-distance boats leave Belém from the handsomely renovated Terminal Hidroviária. You can purchase tickets from the booths inside the terminal, but an easier and more reliable option is to contact Amazon Star Turismo, whose multilingual staff can book boat tickets, including over the phone or internet, for trips to or from Belém, for no extra cost.

AR Transporte and San Marino offer boat service to and from Manaus and most points along the way. At last check, boats to Manaus left Wednesday and Saturday, plus every other Tuesday, at 6pm with stops at Monte Alegre (hammock/hammock with air-con/cabin with air-con/cabin with air-con and bathroom R$200/230/750/950, three days), Santarém (R$230/270/800/1000, four days), Parintins (R$330/370/950/1100, five days), and Manaus (R$370/400/1000/1200, six days); cabins rates are for two people. Meals are not included, but you can purchase food on board.

Arapari Navigação and Rodofluvial BANAV alternate service to Ilha de Marajó, with daily ferries from Belém to Camará, (R$25 standard, R$40 'VIP' with air-con and airplane-style seating, three hours) at 6:30am and 2:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am on Sunday.

Bus

Belém’s long-distance bus station is 3km east of the town center. Major destinations may be served by several lines, while leito and semi-leito (overnight sleeper) seats are available on some longer routes.

In addition to the long-distance bus services, Sinprovan operates frequent services to Marudá (R$36, 3½ hours) in air-conditioned minibuses.

Buses from Belém

Altamira

Cost from (R$)

197

Duration (hrs)

14

Company

Boa Esperança (www.viajeboaesperanca.com.br)

Brasília

Cost from (R$)

255

Duration (hrs)

35

Company

Rápido Marajó (www.rapidomarajo.com.br)

Fortaleza

Cost from (R$)

170

Duration (hrs)

24

Company

Guanabara (www.expressoguanabara.com.br), Itapemirim (www.itapemirim.com.br)

Salvador

Cost from (R$)

489

Duration (hrs)

35

Company

Itapemirim (www.itapemirim.com.br)

São Luís

Cost from (R$)

146

Duration (hrs)

13

Company

Boa Esperança (www.viajeboaesperanca.com.br), Rápido Marajó (www.rapidomarajo.com.br)