Viru Viru International Airport, opened in 1983, serves the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and is the main air terminal in Bolivia. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in South America, Panama, the United States and Spain.
Official Website: sabsa.aero
Number of Terminals - 2 - National Terminal and International Terminal. Open 24 hours a day and located next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 2.6 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +591 338 5000. Information counter in the main hall and tourist office in the International Arrivals area.
The airport is located 17 km (10.3 miles) to the north of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.See Map
There are car rental offices outside the International Arrivals Hall.
Avis (Tel +591 3343 3939 - 8:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +591 331 1811 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +591 334 1235 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +591 3326 4818 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Bus - There are regular, green and white minibus services (line 135) that travel to El Trompillo Airport, also stopping at Parque Acuático Playland, Parque Cementerio Las Misiones, Cristo Redentor and Plaza Principal 24 de Septiembre. They operate every 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. Total journey time is around 30 min. More information: Tel +591 336 9015.
Taxi - Ranks are located next to the terminals and vehicles are operated by Radio Movil Viru Viru (Tel +591 328 3232 / 333 6002). The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.
Two parking lots are available for short- and long-term stays.
Covered Parking - It has permanent security and is available for a fee. Prices
Outdoor Parking - Free, located opposite the terminal building.
Facilities and services include ramps and adapted toilets, and assistance to board and disembark from the airplane. Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should request them at the counter of their airline. Unaccompanied minors between 5 and 12 years old will be escorted and supervised by the airline crew.
Latest updates: May 07, 2019