Seymour airport (GPS)

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.

 
 

 Passenger Guide

Seymour Airport, also known as Galápagos Ecological Airport, is located on 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 (no cost for passengers less than 2 years old). Once at the airport, you will have to pay a fee to enter 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 day's last flight.

Airlines: Avianca, Equair, LATAM.

Annual passenger traffic: More than 73,000 passengers went through it in 2020.

Tel: +593 5 253 4004 / 4025. - FACEBOOK

 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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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 on Santa Cruz island, in the vicinity of the capital, Puerto Ayora, 25-30 km (16-19 miles) away.

Pikaia Lodge (23.5 km/14.6 miles)
Royal Palm Galapagos (26.9 km/16.7 miles)
Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge (27.8 km/17.3 miles)
Twin Lodge Galapagos (28.8 km/17.9 miles)
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel (29.6 km/18.4 miles)
 

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Public and private transportation

Bus

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, next to the Itabaca Canal, which separates Seymour and Santa Cruz islands. The ticket has a cost of USD5.00 and includes the ferry crossing. Once at Santa Cruz, you can board another bus to Puerto Ayora. More information: Tel +593 986 260 302. BOOKINGS

Another option is to hire a private transfer provided by Transfer Galapagos (Tel +593 986 260 190).

Barge from Baltra to Santa Cruz Island

Boarded at the dock. The ferry operated by the government has a cost of USD1.00, while the private, smaller boat has a cost of USD2.00. The trip takes 5-10 minutes.

Taxi in Santa Cruz

Upon arriving at Santa Cruz, besides the buses, there is the option to request a vehicle from Taxi Express (Tel +593 989 639 714), with a cost of USD25.00 to the capital, Puerto Ayora. Travel time is 45-60 minutes.
 

Car rental agencies

There are no counters in the terminal. According to the 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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Parking services at Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

There are no public car parks inside the grounds.

Facilities 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.

 
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Latest updates: November 21, 2022