Uncategorized Quito Airport transportation services availability and Airport Transfer Booking Updated

July 8, 2018by Emma Churchill0

Quito Airport offers the visitor a wide array of diverse transportation services. First thing is first, as a traveler the first question that pops to my mind is. How can I get from the Quito Airport into the city? what options and services are available once I am at the airport? what is the taxi fare?, and probably I would like to know the distance in order to have an idea of the time it will take me to get to the city and some other questions about Quito airport taxi and other ways of transportation to the city. Among others.

Since February 2013 Quito new airport  “Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre” or for simplicity purposes should be called “Quito International”, has opened its doors for travelers from around the world, being small and modern makes it easy to get around..

There are several options  according to your budget and  time of arrival that we will explain from A to Z right now.

Quito airport taxi online booking

The first and easiest way is to book a taxi that will meet and greet with you at the arriving gate, whether your flight is on time or delayed thanks to technology, your driver will be able to track it and be there when you arrive, this service has a fixed rate of $35 from Quito Airport to any part of the Quito Metropolitan Area. click here  to book this service.

 

How long will it  take me to get from Quito Airport to Downtown Quito?

It basically depends if you decide to ride a Taxi or go by Bus

Time by Taxi

It will be about 45 minute ride by private transportation (taxi) from the Quito Airport to Quitos Metropolitan Area.

The cost range is between $25 and $40 (dollars) depending to what part of Quito you will need to go, distance and type of service, click here to quote a ride.

The cost by taxi to nearby accommodation can go from $8 to $15 once again depending how far away from the airport your accommodation is located.

Time by Bus

If you decide to go by bus, the bus leaves the airport every 20 minutes and will go from the Quito Airport located in Tababela to the old terminal located in the heart of Quito, once you get to the old terminal, from there you will need to find another bus or take a taxi to your accommodation.

Times by bus

It will take about  15 minutes more to get to the old airport, plus the time from there to your accommodation, either by bus or taxi.

Buses

The cost range is between $2 (green bus) and $12 white bus depending on the bus that you take, buses working schedule is from 6 am to 11:00pm during weekdays and till 10:30 pm.

What is the distance from Quito Airport to Downtown Quito?

Distance from the Quito airport to Downtown Quito (La Mariscal area) is about 22 miles.

Hotel Shuttles

Shuttle hotel buses are not available for every hotel, you will have to get in touch with your hotel in order to make sure if they are providing this service or not. But most hotels don’t have this service.

Trip Tips for a long layover at the airport

If you are at the Quito airport and have spare time maybe you would like to use your time wisely  and have a short day or half day guided escorted tour of Quito Old town, visit the Equator Line Solar Museum, relax in the Hot Volcanic Spring Waters Surrounded by Andean Mountains or Visit the famous Otavalo Indian Market. Well if you think you fit into this idea, customize your private half day or full day tour, click here to take a look at tours information and prices.

Biosafety at Quito Airport

Quito airport has made  great effort to implemented biosafety measurements and protocols in order to avoid COVID19 cases among Quito Airport users,

  • DISINFECTION Disinfection of all areas from passenger terminal
  • CAPACITY REDUCTION In circulation areas In pre-boarding hall
  • CONSTANT COMMUNICATION ON PROTECTIVE AND HYGIENE PRACTICES
  • Use of mask
  • Social distance
  • Frequent hand disinfection
Quito Airport Service Guide  for travelers

Free WIFI

Connect with the world from any device for free at any of  the Domestic or International Departure Lounges .

Charging hubs availability

Charging hubs are located in all departure lounges. This way you can travel with your mobile device fully charged.

Bottle refill stations

Stay hydrated during your stay at the Quito airport with the bottle refilling service. It will not be allowed to use as a drinking fountain. Located in different spots along the airport.

Self check-in

Speed up the check-in process and avoid long lines by using the self check-in kiosks at the Public Departures Hall.

VIP Services

Domestic and International VIP Lounges

Relax before you travel  at the comfortable  lounges and enjoy the unique advantages which have been designed for an unbeatable stay, including:

Calm and cozy environment.

Varied snacks and drinks.

Alcoholic beverages (1 per passenger with the registration of their boarding pass).

Showers and relaxation room (International VIP Lounge only). Temporarily closed for COVID-19.

Free entry for children up to 4 years old (one child per adult).

Wi-Fi Internet service.

Cable TV.

Prices:

Domestic VIP Lounge: $25.00 including VAT (per person).

International VIP Lounge: $34.00 including VAT (per person).

How to access the VIP Lounges?

The lounges are available to all passengers. You may access the lounges by any of the following means:

Payment in cash or by credit card (Diners Card or Titanium members obtain a 15% discount, Pacificard Platinum members obtain a 10% discount).

Invitation issued by the airline.

Using one of the following cards.

Quito Lounge (Domestic VIP Lounge)

Free access with:

  • Black cards
  • Diners Sphaera: Free entry and a guest.
  • Diners McNamara: Free entry plus five guests.
  • Titanium Infinite: Free entry plus a guest.
  • Titanium Mastercard Black Beyond: Free entry with one guest.
  • Diners Club Advantage y Miles / Titanium Visa Signature / Titanium MasterCard Black: Free entry without guests, guests apply 15% discount. Cost: $21,25 including VAT (per person).
  • Diners Advantage: Free entry without guests.
  • Diners Club International: (issued abroad) Free entry without guests.
  • Priority Pass (free passes depending on the agreement with the issuing bank).
  • Lounge Key/Lounge Club (Free passes depending on the agreement with the issuing bank).
  • Lounge Pass
  • DreamFolks

Access with discount:

  • Diners Club Internacional (Ecuador): 15% discount.
  • Titanium Platinum: 15% discount.
  • Pacificard Platinum: 10% discount.

 

Mitad del Mundo Lounge (International VIP Lounge)

Free access with:

  • Black cards of the following local banks: (Visa signature, Visa Infinite, Mastercard Black, Visa PYME, American Express*):
  • Diners Sphaera: Free entry plus a guest.
  • Diners McNamara: Free entry plus five guests.
  • Titanium Infinite: Free entry plus a guest.
  • Titanium Mastercard Black Beyond: Free entry with one guest.
  • Diners Club International (issued abroad): Free entry without guests.
  • Priority Pass (Free passes depending on the agreement with the issuing bank).
  • Diners Club Advantage y Miles / Titanium Visa Signature / Titanium MasterCard Black: free access to the card holder (conditions apply), guests apply 15% discount. Cost: $28.90 including VAT (per person).
  • Lounge Key/Lounge Club (Free passes depending on the agreement with the issuing bank).
  • Lounge Pass
  • DreamFolks

Access with discount:

  • Diners Club Internacional (Ecuador): 15% discount.
  • Titanium Platinum: 15% discount.
  • Pacificard Platinum: 10% discount.

Car Rentals

If renting a vehicle is the option for you.

The following companies can be found at the Arrivals Hall at the Terminal:

  • Sixt: +(593-2) 281 8410,
    +(593-2) 281 8435
  • Avis: +(593-2) 601-6000,
    +(593-2) 281-8160
  • Localiza: +(593-2) 600-2975,
    +(593-2) 600-2976,
    +(593-2) 600-2977
  • Budget: +(593-2) 281-8040,
    +(593-2) 281-8000
  • Europcar: +(593-2) 222-8688
  • Enterprise: +(593-2) 3932120, +(593-2) 3932121, +(593-2) 3932122

 

Shopping

Arrival Hall

FLOR DE LIZ

The best Ecuadorian roses and flowers.

Departure Hall

PLAZA RUANA

Souvenir shop with the spirit of a local plaza or market. souvenirs or gifts, traditional and representative of Quito and Ecuador.

 

NOMAD TRAVEL STORES

books and magazines. Souvenirs and travel accessories.

 

Temporarily closed in Departures Hall.

 

 

Domestic Departures

QUITO AIRPORT CENTER

Shopping Center, perfect complement to the passenger area of ​​Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

Link: https://quitoairportcenter.com/

EUPHORIA

At Euphoria look and feel incredible.

NOMAD TRAVEL STORES

Variety of books and magazines. Souvenirs and travel accessories.

 

Temporarily closed in the public Departures Hall.

 

UOMO VENETTO

The best selection of modern and light suits for men.

International departures

THE LEGENDARY HAT CO.

Hats, leather bags and more items make by hand every detail.

CAMARÓN A BORDO

The best Ecuadorian frozen seafood products.

TOC GALLERY

Jewelry with original unique designs.

TIKUNA

A tradition of beauty and quality.  Textiles and handicrafts of  the cultural richness of Ecuador

 

REPÚBLICA DE CACAO

The highest quality fine aroma chocolate, 100% Ecuadorian.

 

Temporarily closed: International Departures hall

ARTE ECUADOR

Guayasamín Original designs and copies of art work by the artist.

 

Restaurants and Cafes

bar, ‘grab n go’ and café.

Find a quick snack to go here.

American restaurant meat prepared in its own delicious style.

 

–Menu–

American restaurant that transports to the 50’s with its retro decoration.Temporarily closed: International Departures Hall.

Where the Tex-Mex gastronomic experience is fused with typical Ecuadorian dishes.

 

–Menu–

Ideal restaurant for chicken lovers in all its forms: sandwiches, fingers and wings, combined with a breakfast service.

Ecuadorian Coffe

Temporarily closed: International Departures

 

SMARTPHONE SOLUCIONES

Rent of routers for internet service in Ecuador. Sale of SIM with service for USA and Spain.

Phone booths, internet, accessories and SIM cards

 

Currency Exchange

 

Web: www.globalexchange.ec

 

AEROGERPSA (BAGGAGE TROLLEYS)

Transport your baggage comfortably and quickly using baggage trolley

 

 

SECURE WRAP

Protect your baggage with plastic wrapping system

 

 

Emma Churchill

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