Transportation & Accomodation

Arriving to the city from the airport
It is possible to get a taxi (the fare is around R$100) or to hire a transfer service. Some such services, such as 24 Horas Turismo and Natal Transfer (R$40 for the trip to your hotel in a shared van), are available right where you leave the luggage area. Some hotels also offer the pick-up service.

 

Getting around in the city

Taxi: A trip from Ponta Negra to the campus costs between R$16 and R$20, during the day and around R$30 during the night or weekends. Some popular apps for calling taxis in Natal are EasyTaxi , 99 and UBER .
Renting a car: There are many companies both at the airport and at Ponta Negra.
Bus: the bus fare is R$2.35. The campus is easily accessible from Ponta Negra, where some buses go directly to campus. Here are some possible routes:
– From Ponta Negra, directly: the bus 66 stops at class sector II; the bus 54A stops at the Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia; the bus “Circular Cidade Verde II” or “Circular Ponta Negra – Abel Cabral” stop also at the Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia (be mindful that not all of them do, check that it has a “UFRN” sign on the front or ask the driver). This stop is at walkable distance to the Main Library (and the other areas at which the event will take place.
– From Ponta Negra, taking the university’s “circular” bus: the bus 73 and the bus 26 stop at a mall called Via Direta and the bus 54 and the bus 46 stop a short distance from the mall. Both stops are close to where you get the “circular” bus (there will soon be an accurate map here of how to get there). This bus is free of charge.
– The “circular” stops at the main points in the campus. If getting the “direto” route, get off at the “Reitoria” (most people will get off here) and walk to the Main Library (walk straight uphill, then turn right when the road turns). If taking the “inverso” route, get off at the Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia.
– From the north part of town, taking the “circular” bus: get off at the mall called Natal Shopping and walk across the overpass, then go to the “circular stop”.
 

Where to stay around the UFRN campus (Ponta Negra):
– Hostel
– Inn
– Flat
– Hotel
– Resorts

 
There are many other options, for all tastes and budgets. We always recommend reserving reasonably in advance, and checking the best offers through, e.g., booking.com.