Maracaibo airport (MAR)

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.


 Passenger Guide

La Chinita International Airport, opened on November 16, 1969, serves the urban area of Maracaibo and is one of the busiest in the country. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in Panama and Colombia.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 2 - National Terminal and International Terminal, open 24 hours a day and linked to each other through pedestrian walkways.
Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it in 2010.
Tel: +58 261 733 7433. Information counters are available around the clock in the central and international halls.


The airport is located 15 km (9.3 miles) southwest from the city of Maracaibo.

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What services does Maracaibo airport (MAR) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Both terminals have restaurants, cafés, confectioneries, ice-cream stores, bars, fast-food outlets and vending machines.
Shopping- Inside the enclosure, you can find duty-free shops, bookstores, clothing and accessories, handicrafts, toys, jewellery, flowers, sweets.
Baggage- Porters and luggage wrapping in the central hall. Enquiries about missing baggage should be made at the desk of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Pharmacies, travel agencies, beauty salon, medical services.


Public and private transportation

Bus - Line 17 connects the airport with Altos de La Vanega Station Mondays through Fridays between 7:15 am and 6:00 pm. From there, you can board metro line 1 to the city centre.

- At the exit from the airport you can find cabs provided by Unión de Conductores Aeropuertos (Tel +58 416 466 7076). Journey time to the city centre is around 30 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks from the following companies:

ACO (Tel +58 261 733 7427 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm, weekends from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm)
Ciudad Cars (Tel +58 261 735 4891 / 9823)
Unirent (Tel +58 261 733 7390)


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Parking services at Maracaibo airport (MAR)

The enclosure offers a parking area divided into 5 uncovered and unfenced zones, with spaces for short- and long-term stays.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are access ramps, escalators and adapted toilets. Inform your airline or travel agency about your particular needs at the moment of your booking.

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Latest updates: November 11, 2019