Getting There Galapagos & Mainland Ecuador - Travel Deals

How to get to the Galápagos

Flying to Mainland Ecuador

Ecuador has two international airports, one in Guayaquil and one in Quito. Direct flights to either airport depart from a few places outside of Latin America, but it’s relatively easy to find connecting flights to/from major hubs. 

If you’re traveling from the United States, regular flights depart from Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Miami. American Airlines, LATAM, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United all operate direct routes into Ecuador’s international airports.

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 or Isla San Cristóbal. Morning flights take off from Quito and Guayaquilo and both airports in the Galápagos Islands receive about the same amount of air traffic.

Two airlines fly to the Galápagos Islands: LATAM & Avianca. Regardless of the airline, there is a 23kgs/50lbs limit for checked luggage per person for flights to the Galápagos and 8kgs/17lbs for carry-on baggage.


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