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, Dominican Republic, 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
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 Móvil Viru Viru (Tel +591 328 3232 / 333 6002). The trip to the city centre takes around 30 minutes.
There are car rental offices outside the International Arrivals Hall.
A. Barron's (Tel +591 385 2062)
Avis (Tel +591 343 3939 - 8:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Barbol (Tel +591 333 8823)
Europcar (Tel +591 385 2393 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays around the clock)
Hertz (Tel +591 326 4818 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
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: August 24, 2019