Belize City international airport (BZE)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Belize city International Airport (BZE)

Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, inaugurated on 15 January 1945, is the country's main air terminal and operates with domestic and international flights (mainly to the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America).

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 2 - Open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 870,000 passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +501 225 2045. E-mail: [email protected]. Information office in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located 16 km (10 miles) northwest from Belize City, in Ladyville, Belize District.

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What services does Belize city International Airport (BZE) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, bank, public telephones, plugs for electric devices, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Restaurants, fast-food outlets, cafés and bars on the upper floor and the Departures area.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in the Arrivals and Departures Halls, gifts, handicrafts, clothing.
Baggage- Porters recognizable by their blue and white uniforms. The lost and found office is handled by the security department, available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tel +501 225 2045 ext. 171).
Other services- Travel agencies, shoeshine.


Accommodation near Belize city International Airport (BZE)

Most hotels nearby are located in the city centre.

River Bend Resort (1.9 km/1.2 miles)
Cataleya's Guesthouse (3.1 km/1.9 miles)
Bamboleo Inn (3.2 km/2 miles)
Seaside Chateau (7.5 km/4.7 miles)
Bella Belle B&B (8.3 km/5.2 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Belize Destination Management (Tel +501 670 7172), Discovery Expeditions Belize (Tel +501 671 0748) and All in One Travel Service (Tel +501 225 2016 / 620 2267) offer private or shared shuttle services inside the country.

Taxi - Cabs from Ladyville Airport Taxi Union (Tel +501 225 2125 / 610 4450) available outside both terminals. The drivers are inside the public hall (Arrivals area), offering the ride.

Caution! Taxis are not metered in Belize City, nor does the government set rates. This means you will have to discuss the fare with the driver before you start the trip. A common rate should be USD7.00 to the city centre, plus an extra USD1.00 per passenger.


Car rental agencies

Rental car centre across from the main building.

A-Class Auto Rental (Tel +501 205 2201 / 600 2201)
AQ Belize Car Rental (Tel +501 222 5122 / 225 3055 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +501 225 4400 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +501 225 2280 - Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Crystal Auto Rental (Tel +501 223 1600)
Discount Auto Rental (Tel +501 225 3019)
Explore Belize Auto Rental (Tel +501 627 2709)
Hertz/Safari Belize (Tel +501 225 3300 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends from 5:30 am to 5:30 pm)
Jabiru Auto Rental (Tel +501 224 4680 / 225 3630)
Jay Crafton (Tel +501 223 1600)
National/Alamo (Tel +501 225 2882 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Pancho’s Auto Rental (Tel +501 225 2540 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
TC Paradise Auto Rental (Tel +501 615 4993 / 630 0488)
Tour Belize Auto Rental (Tel +501 207 1271)
Vista Auto Rental (Tel +501 225 2292)


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Parking services at Belize city International Airport (BZE)

An outdoor parking lot is located in front of the terminals.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

If you should require special assistance, contact your airline at least 48 hours before your flight.

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Latest updates: November 18, 2019