Transfer to/from - Quito airport (UIO)


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


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Quito airport (UIO)

The Mariscal Sucre airport is connected to downtown Quito by the Airport Express Bus (Aeroservicios), as well as cabs, mobile apps (Uber and Cabify) and public buses that have services to Quito and surrounding areas. In turn, there are private services from hotels and agencies.


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How to get there by direct bus from the airport to the center of Quito

The Aeroservicios company offers transportation from Quito to the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 03:30 to 23:30, Saturdays and Sundays from 04:00 to 22:30.

The buses operate in 30 minute periods from Monday to Friday and weekends with a 1 hour period.

Units with capacity for 46 and 51 passengers, whose terminal in the city is located in the old airport at the national exit gate.

Cost: USD. 8.00 one way, per person

How and where to buy

Purchase on the Aeroservicios website: < / a> (with any credit card), or directly at the Aeroservices terminal (old airport) or at the counters located in the Mariscal Sucre Airport Arrivals Hall, with any credit, debit or cash card.

Private door-to-door transfers

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

Civitatis: The best option is
book online and in advance the transfer from or to the airport so that the driver will wait for them and they do not have to negotiate prices with taxis or transfer companies. It has vehicles for 3 passengers and a fee of u $ d 40 for the entire vehicle.

The reservation can be made up to 1 hour in advance. At the airport, the driver will wait 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. In the case that they are in a Hotel or apartment, the driver will be waiting outside the building. If you have the possibility to park your vehicle, you can sometimes wait for them at the reception.

What is the cheapest transportation alternative?

The public transport service of the Metropolitan District of Quito operates on routes to the north and south of the city:

Fare: The cost of the ticket from the terminals to the airport is $ 2.00.

The operators that offer the service are:

SOTRANOR Consortium (airport - Terminal Río Coca)

Hours: from 06:00 to 22:05

COSIBO Consortium (airport - Quitumbe Terminal)

Hours: from 05:50 to 20:25

OPERNORTE Consortium (airport - Carcelén Terminal)

Hours: from 06:05 to 20:30

How much does a taxi cost from the airport to the historic center of Quito?

Taxis from the Cooperativa Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre nº 34 and the Asociación de Cooperativas del Valle (Univalle) take you to the door of your home, office or hotel.
It works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Reserve your unit:

Univalles: (593 2) 223 2323 / (593 9) 8340 8394

Airport cooperative: (593 2) 281 8021 / (593 9) 9992 8350

Route and rates

The trip to the city center takes about 45 minutes. It is recommended to fix the price before going up and if possible change the tickets since they normally only accept cash. The rate varies between 25 and 35 usd.

Where to wait for the Uber or Cabify?

The driver must be in the second lane, crossing the sidewalk outside the Arrivals Terminal, since inside the terminal the exclusive authorization is for taxis. The rate for mobile applications has an approximate cost between usd 22 and 30 to the historic center of Quito. For greater security at the meeting point, use the corresponding application

Latest updates: January 10, 2022

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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