Passenger guide - 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: More than 4.9 million passengers went through it in 2012.
Tel: +593 4216 9000 / 9169.


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

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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 4216 9294) has offices in the International Arrivals Hall and provides minibus services from Monday to Saturday between 6:00 am and 0:00 am.

Metro - Opposite the enclosure, and linked through walkways, there is a station from Metrovía (Tel +593 4259 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 4216 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.


Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall. Avis (Tel +593 4216 9092 - 24 hours a day), Budget (Tel +593 4216 9026 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm), Hertz (Tel +593 4216 9035 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm), Localiza (Tel +593 4228 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 8:00 pm), Sixt (Tel +593 4216 9300 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Satudays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm), Thrifty (Tel +593 4216 9088 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm).


The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, VIP rooms, mobile phone services, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminal there are several restaurants, confectioneries, coffee shops, fast food outlets and icecream stores. Ecuadorian Sweets, City Bistro, Café Astoria, Restaurante Arrecife, Yogurt Persa and Cinnabon are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- In the international pre-boarding area there are duty-free shops. There are also stores selling handicrafts, souvenirs, books, sweets, clothing.
Baggage- Trolleys are available in the Arrivals and Departures Halls and next to the luggage belts. They are free of charge except in the International Arrivals area, where you have to pay USD2.00. Secure wrapping during flight check-in in the Departures Hall. 24-hour left luggage service in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +593 4216 9246). The lost and found office is operated by the Security Department (Tel +593 4216 9169 ext. 1148).
Other Services- Chapel, travel agencies, massage room, pharmacy, lotteries, smoking lounges.


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.


There are several international hotels close to the airport, some of which offer transportation to and from the enclosure. Air Suites Hotel (Tel +593 4228 3771), Hostal Murali (Tel +593 4265 5433), Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport (Tel +593 4371 4610), Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil (Tel +593 4259 5900), Hilton Colón Guayaquil (Tel +593 4268 9000), Airport Hotel (Tel +593 4371 0165), Hotel Garzota Inn (Tel +593 4223 1888), Hotel Plaza Montecarlo (Tel +593 4265 5407), Hotel Casa del Rio Guayas (Tel +593 4503 0300), Suites Guayaquil (Tel +593 4292 4345).

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Latest updates: December, 05, 2017
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