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January 18th, 2013 


Paraguay, Getting There

AirplaneGetting There by Air: Asuncion Silvio Pettirossi International Airport is the major gateway for entering and leaving Paraguay. Flights arrive daily from Western Europe, United States, Middle East as well as through out South America and Central America. Most international flights entering Paraguay from outside of South America usually do not fly direct but make at least one stop.

Regular scheduled International air service is provided by:

  • Aerolinas Argentina
  • Tam Mercosur
  • Aerosur
  • Tam
  • Lan Chile
  • Gol Transportes Aeros
  • Aerolineas Paraguayas
  • Transportes Aeros del Mar
  • American Airlines

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Main Airports

  • Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) Asuncion
  • Ayolas Airport (AYO) Ayolas
  • Teniente Prim Alarcon Airport (ENO) Encarnacion
  • Filadelfia Airport (FLM) Filadelfia
  • Pedro Juan Caballero Airport (PJC) Pedro Juan Caballero
  • Dr.Luis Maria Argana International Airport(ESG) Mariscal Estigarribia

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.

Paraguay departure tax, US $10-25, depending on airport of departure. Transit passengers (within 24 hours and not passing immigration) are exempt


Flying Times: Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) Asuncion to Miami flying time would be about 11 hours, to New York flying time is approximately 14 hours and flights to western Europe run about 16 hours. Longer flying times due to connections


Getting There By Water: Paraguay being land locked does not have any ocean ports, yet there are many rivers with boat transportation, two of the more popular rivers being the Parana River and the Posadas River.

Several ferry boats and Hydrofoils are available for the many river crossing into neighboring Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.



Getting there by Train: Paraguay has no international rail service.


Getting There by Car or Bus: International bus service to adjoining countries are available from Asuncion  as well as major cities through out Paraguay. Many roads and bridge crossings are available into surrounding countries of Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia  as well as ferry boat service across the many rivers. The roads between Asuncion and Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in Brazil via Iguazu Falls are very good.

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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