Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

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Galápagos Island airport (GPS)

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 a 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. 

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 8:00 am until the last flight of the day.
Airlines: Avianca, LATAM, TAME.
Annual passenger traffic:
Tel: +593 5 253 4004 / 4025.


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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What services does Galápagos Island airport (GPS) facilities include

The Aeropuertos VIP Club lounge is situated to the right after the security check and opens from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; there is a smoking area, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks, newspapers and magazines, TV, air conditioning (accessible with Priority Pass, Lounge Club or DragonPass membership, or by paying at the door - USD33.00 for arrivals, USD19.80 for departures).

Food and Drinks- There is a coffee shop in the public area of the terminal.
Shopping- Options are limited to souvenir stores.
Baggage- Enquiries about lost property should be directed to the offices of the corresponding airline.
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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 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. Hotel Ninfa & Bay Suites (Tel +593 5 252 6127), Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge (Tel +593 4 450 6016), Hotel Pelican Bay (Tel +593 5 252 4622), Homestay Hostel (Tel +593 984 448 467), Royal Palm Hotel (Tel +593 5 252 4770), Pikaia Lodge (Tel +593 4 371 1670), Twin Lodge (Tel +593 2 515 4324), Suymar Ecolodge (Tel +593 999 848 585), Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel (Tel +593 5 301 3079), Galapagos Turtle Bay (Tel +593 5 301 3351).


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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.