Guayaquil airport (GYE)

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Guayaquil airport (GYE)

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, opened on July 27, 2006, concentrates, together with Quito Airport, most flights in the country, and is considered one of the best in Latin America. It operates with flights to the entire continent and some European destinations.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 4.9 million passengers went through it in 2012.
Tel: +593 4216 9000.


The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) to the northeast of downtown Guayaquil.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +593 2 393 2120 - 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Avis (Tel +593 4 216 9092 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +593 1 800 283 438 - 7:00 am to 2:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +593 4 216 9035 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Localiza (Tel +593 4 228 1462 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +593 4 216 9300 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +593 4 216 9088 - 24 hours a day)


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Bus - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) away from the airport is located the Jaime Roldós Aguilera Terminal, where you can make connections throughout the country.
On the other hand, Vansertrans (Tel +593 4 216 9294) has offices in the International Arrivals Hall and provides minibus services 24 hours a day.

Metro - Opposite the enclosure, and linked through walkways, there is a station from Metrovía (Tel +593 4 259 7680), where you can board the troncal 2 service, which travels the city from south to north, from 25 de Julio Terminal to Río Daule Terminal, stopping at Mall del Sur, Viejo Cangrejal, Plaza de Artes, Mercado Cuatro Manzanas and Plaza del Centenario. This service runs between 5:00 am and 11:45 pm, with 10-15 minute intervals. Schedules and fares

Taxi - The official operator is Cooperativa de Transporte Taxis Aeropuerto Guayaquil (Tel +593 4 216 9141 / 9142), with vehicles available around the clock in front of the National and International Arrivals gates. Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes.


Facilities include a parking area situated close to the main building, with CCTV and security staff and specific zones for passengers making use of the VIP service. The first 15 minutes of stay are free. Rates


Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline or travel agency at the time of their booking.