Air Travel

American Airlines and LATAM fly direct Miami and Quito. United flies nonstop from Houston. Delta connects Atlanta with Quito once daily. LATAM flies from New York with a connection in Guayaquil. U.K. visitors can connect in Miami, Atlanta, or Amsterdam with KLM, or in Madrid with Iberia. From Australia or New Zealand, connect in Los Angeles or Dallas to itineraries on American, United, or Delta.

Tame and Avianca Ecuador are Ecuador's domestic carriers, and both, along with LATAM, offer flights several times daily to Guayaquil and Cuenca. Tame also flies between Quito and the Galápagos, to San Cristóbal, via Guayaquil, and direct to Baltra,as well as to the mainland towns of Coca, Esmeraldas, Lago Agrio, Loja, Macas, Machala, Manta, Portoviejo, and Tulcán. Avianca Ecuador also flies between Quito and Manta, and Baltra and San Cristóbal, as well as Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia. Within South America, LATAM and Avianca connect Quito with Lima and Avianca and COPA with Bogotá.

The old Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre was replaced with a new airport of the same name. It's 45–80 minutes' drive from Quito's centro historico, depending on traffic, and those arriving late or departing early may wish to stay by the airport. Although far, the new Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre is modern and efficient. When exiting, you'll see a fixed-price taxi counter. A ride to centro historico currently costs $26. Expect to pay $24–$30 for your return trip.


American. 02/299–5000.

LATAM Ecuador. 866/435–9526;

TACA. 800/008–222.

Tame. 02/397–7100;

United Airlines. 800/222–333 .

Airport Contact

Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Via Yaruqui, Quito, Pichincha, 171070. 02/395–4200;

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