Transfer to/from - Guayaquil airport (GYE)


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



Metroví­a (Tel +593 4 259 7680 ext. 5000)

The Metroví­a system station (Metroexpress trunk) is located in front of the airport and is connected to it by walkways. The service runs through the city from south to north, from Terminal 25 de Julio to Terminal Río Daule, passing through Mall del Sur, Viejo Cangrejal, Plaza de las Artes, Mercado Cuatro Manzanas and Plaza del Centenario. It operates between 5:00 am and 11:45 pm, with 10-15 minute intervals, and the fare is USD0.30.


Private transfers

If what you are looking for is the greatest comfort and tranquility to move to or from the airport of Guayaquil, you can opt for a private transfer service.

The best option is to book online and in advance your transfer from or to the airport so that a driver will be waiting for you and you do not have to negotiate prices with cabs or transfer companies. You can hire a vehicle for 3 passengers for USD23.00, minibuses for 9 (USD41.00), 13 (USD50.00), 16 (USD68.00) or 20 (USD75.00) people, or a 25-seater bus (USD104.00).

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. At the airport, the driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it as soon as you leave the baggage claim area and enter the public Arrivals Hall. If you are in a hotel or apartment, the driver will be waiting outside the building. If he has the possibility to park the vehicle, he may sometimes wait for you at the reception desk.

Vansertrans (Tel +593 9 8442 9479 / 6735 2326) is another door-to-door service that has offices in the Arrivals Hall and operates 24 hours a day, with private cars and vans.

Rent a Car


Bus Terminal

1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the airport is the Jaime Roldós Aguilera Bus Terminal, from where connections can be made throughout the country.


The official operator is Cooperativa de Taxis Aeropuerto (Tel +593 9 6015 5142 / 4 216 9141/9142), with vehicles available 24 hours a day in front of the ground floor and an office in the Arrivals Hall. Travel time to the city center is about 25 minutes.


You can request a vehicle from Uber, whose estimated fare between the airport and the historic center of Guayaquil is USD4.00-6.00, depending on the service you choose. Contact the driver through the app to agree on the pick-up point.


Latest updates: May 06, 2024

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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