Getting There | Galapagos Unbound

Getting There

FLYING TO MAINAND ECUADOR

Ecuador has two international airports, one in Guayaquil and one in Quito.

Direct flights to either airport depart from few places outside of Latin America, but it’s relatively easy to find connecting flights to major hubs. If you’re traveling from the United States, regular flights depart from AtlantaHouston, and Miami. From Miami, American Airlines, Aerogal, and LanEcuador operate direct routes into both of Ecuador’s international airports. Continental runs out of Houston, and Delta Air Lines operates form Atlanta.

The flight times from the US to Quito are surprisingly short. If you’re flying from Miami, a direct flight will take around four hours while it becomes a five-hour flight if you’re flying out of Houston or Atlanta.

Ticket prices peak during the tourism highs that run from mid-June through September and December through January.

 

FLYING TO THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS 

Visitors can fly from mainland Ecuador to the Galápagos Islands and arrive at one of two airports: Isla Baltra and Isla San Cristóbal. Both airports receive about the same amount of air traffic, with morning flights taking off from Quito and Guayaquil.

3 airlines fly to the Galápagos Islands: TAME, Avianca and LAN-Ecuador. Regardless of the airline, there’s a 20kg/44lb limit for checked luggage per person for flights to the Galápagos.