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.
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.
Official Website: sabsa.aero
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: Amaszonas, Avianca, Boliviana de Aviación, Ecojet, LATAM, Peruvian Airlines, TAM-EP.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.3 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +591 215 7300. 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.See Map
Bus - Line 212 from Cotranstur (Tel +591 282 1331) travels from the airport's parking lot to the main bus station and Plaza Isabel La Católica, in the city centre, going through El Prado and Sopocachi. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes.
Taxi - Ranks are located outside the Arrivals Hall. Authorized taxi companies at the enclosure are Taxis Aeropuerto 78 (Tel +591 7875 2674) and Taxis Rafael Pabón (Tel +591 281 1155). It is advised to agree on a fare before boarding the cab. Travel time to the city centre is around 20-30 minutes.
Offices are located outside the Arrivals Hall.
Europcar (Tel +591 282 1817 - weekdays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +591 277 0088 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
There are two parking areas inside the grounds.
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.
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.
Latest updates: December 11, 2019