La Paz airport (LPB)

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.


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La Paz airport (LPB)

El Alto International Airport, opened on June 18, 1965, serves the Bolivian capital of La Paz and is one of the busiest in the country. It concentrates most domestic flights and operates with international destinations in South America.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Airlines: Amaszonas, Avianca, Boliviana de Aviación, EcoJet, LATAM.

Annual passenger traffic: 1.3 million passengers went through it in 2016.

Tel: +591 2 215 7300. - FACEBOOK

There is an information counter in the main hall and tourist information offices in the Arrivals Halls.


The airport is located 14 km (8.5 miles) southwest from La Paz.

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Public and private transportation


Vehicles from Uber are available at El Alto Airport. Pick-up points can vary, so it is recommended to follow the directions directly from the app to meet your driver.


Line 212 from Cotranstur (Tel +591 282 1351) travels from the airport's parking lot to the main bus station and Plaza Isabel La Católica, in the city centre. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes. Some of the intermediate stops are Juana Padilla Square, Batallón de Tránsito, Technological Institute, Cemetery, 14 de Septiembre Square, Mercado Lanza.


Ranks are located outside the Arrivals Hall. Authorized taxi companies at the enclosure are Taxis Aeropuerto 78 (Tel +591 6017 2475), Taxis Rafael Pabón (Tel +591 281 1155) and Taxis Aeropuerto 29 (Tel +591 6818 2074). It is advised to agree on a fare before boarding the cab. Travel time to the city centre is around 20-30 minutes.

Car rental agencies

Offices are located outside the Arrivals Hall.

  1. Europcar (Tel +591 2 282 1817 - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm)
  2. Hertz (Tel +591 78 981 982 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)

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Parking services at La Paz airport (LPB)

There are two parking areas inside the grounds. Fees

Uncovered Parking - Located outside the terminal, free and available for short stays.
Covered Parking - Reserved for long stays, situated on the west wing, with security around the clock.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Ramps and adapted toilets are available. Children between 5 and 12 years old travelling alone will be supervised by the staff from the air company. Passengers requiring wheelchairs should request them at the counter of their airline.

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Latest updates: November 22, 2022