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AirplaneGetting There by Air: Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito is the main Gateway airport for Ecuador and the rest of the world. Ecuador also offers several other International Airports. Flights arrive daily from Western Europe and the United States as well as through out South America and Central America.

Regular scheduled International air service is provided by:

  • Avianca Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Lan Ecuador Airlines 
  • Lacsa
  • Lan Peru 
  • TACA


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Main Airports: Airport name, identifier, city

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) Quito
  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport(GYE) Guayaquil
  • Mariscal Lamar Airport (CUE) Cuenca
  • J.M. Velasco Ibarra Airport (MRR) Macara
  • Francisco de Orellana Airport (OCC) Coca
  • Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ) Nueva Loja
  • Los Perales Airport (BHA) San Vincente

Departure Tax: Many countries charge a departure tax to leave the country whether by air or by boat. Check your tickets because in some countries this tax will be included in the ticket such as the Untied States. Most South American and Central American countries will charge a departure tax as you leave the country.

Ecuador departure tax US $25


Flying Times: Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito to Miami flying time would be about 4 hours, to New York flying time is approximately 6 hours and flights to western Europe run about 12 hours.


Getting There By Water: Ecuador’s main port is Guayaquil located on the Pacific coast is frequented by ships and cruise lines from United States as well as Central America and South America


Getting there by Train: Ecuador has no international train service with its neighboring countries


Getting There by Car or Bus: International bus service to adjoining countries are available from the capital of Quito as well as the major cities through out the country. Beginning in Columbia the Pan American highway travels south through Ecuador into Peru. There is also bus service to neighboring Columbia, Peru and Venezuela.

It is advised at time of travel to check with your local Embassy on the road conditions and safety in the area of travel.


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