Maracaibo airport (MAR)

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Maracaibo airport (MAR)

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 the United States, Panama and some Caribbean islands.

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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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Car rental companies

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)
Budget (Tel +58 261 735 1256 - 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)
Ciudad Cars (Tel +58 261 735 4891 / 9823)
Unirent (Tel +58 261 733 7390)


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What services does Maracaibo airport (MAR) facilities include

The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, post office, printing and mobile phone services, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Both terminals have restaurants, cafés, confectioneries, icecream 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 lost property should be made at the desk of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Pharmacies, travel agencies, beauty salon, medical services.


Public and private transportation

Taxi - 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.


Parking services at Maracaibo airport (MAR)

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


Services 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.