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Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

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Seymour Airport, also known as Galápagos Ecological Airport, is located in the island of Baltra, in the archipelago of the Galápagos Islands, belonging to Ecuador. It only operates with domestic flights to and from Quito and Guayaquil and serves Puerto Ayora. To travel to Galápagos you will need the transit control card (TCT) and the migration card. This document can be obtained at the Special Regime for Galápagos Governing Council offices, located in the Quito and Guayaquil airports, after presenting the proper identification, electronic booking and payment of USD20.00. Once at the airport, you will have to pay a fee for entering the protected area, requested by the Galápagos National Park. The amount depends on the visitor's nationality, residence and age.

Official Website: ecogal.aero
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 8:00 am until the last flight of the day.
Airlines: Avianca, LATAM, TAME.
Annual passenger traffic: 190,000 passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +593 5 253 4004 / 4025. E-mail: operacionesgps@ecogal.com.ec.

Location

The airport is situated 36 km (22 miles) to the north of Puerto Ayora, capital and main city of the island of Santa Cruz, part of the archipelago of the Galápagos.

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Car rental companies

There are no counters in the terminal. According to information provided by the passengers, there is no car rental service in the Galapagos Islands. Most activities are done on foot, by bike or on a chauffeured tour.

 

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Accommodation near Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

There are no hotels close to the airport, as the island of Baltra does not have an urban infrastructure. Therefore, the nearest accommodation offer is found in the Santa Cruz island, in the vicinity of the capital, Puerto Ayora, 25-30 km (16-19 miles) away.

Casa Roca (23.7 km/14.7 miles)
Enchanted Galapagos Lodge (24.7 km/15.3 miles)
Royal Palm Hotel (25 km/15.5 miles)
Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge (26.7 km/16.6 miles)
Twin Lodge Galapagos (27.1 km/16.8 miles)

 

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Public and private transportation

Once you got to the airport and collected your luggage, go to the platforms located outside the terminal to board a bus that will take you to the dock situated on the lower part of the island.

Barge from Baltra Island to Santa Cruz Island - Boarded at the dock. Approximate cost: USD1.00 to cross the Itabaca Canal and reach Santa Cruz island. The trip takes 10 minutes.

Transportation in Santa Cruz Island - Upon arriving at Santa Cruz, you will have to take a taxi (USD25.00) or a bus (USD2.50) to reach the capital, Puerto Ayora. Travel time is 45-60 minutes.

 

Parking services at Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

There are no public car parks inside the grounds.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

The airport is accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. If you should require a wheelchair, contact your airline at least 48 hours before the flight to arrange the proper services.