Transfer to/from - Guayaquil airport (GYE)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Guayaquil airport (GYE)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Guayaquil airport (GYE)

Bus - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) away from the airport is located the Jaime Roldós Aguilera Terminal, where you can make connections throughout the country.
On the other hand, Vansertrans (Tel +593 4 216 9294) has offices in the International Arrivals Hall and provides minibus services 24 hours a day.

Metro - In front of the enclosure, and communicated with it through walkways, there is a Metrovía station (Tel +593 4 259 7680) where you can board the Metroexpress trunk service, which runs through the city from south to north, from Terminal 25 de Julio to the Río Daule Terminal, passing through Mall del Sur, Viejo Cangrejal, Plaza de Artes, Mercado Cuatro Manzanas and Plaza del Centenario. This service operates between 5:00 am and 11:45 pm, with intervals of 10-15 minutes.


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Taxi - The official operator is Cooperativa de Transporte Taxis Aeropuerto Guayaquil (Tel +593 4 216 9141 / 9142), with vehicles available around the clock in front of the National and International Arrivals gates. Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes.

Uber is available although the meeting point must be coordinated with the driver since they do not have an exclusive stop at the airport.

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Latest updates: April 27, 2021

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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