Quito Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)


Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the busiest and biggest airport in Ecuador, and one of the busiest in South America. The new facility opened in early 2013 and is located 11 miles (18km) east of Quito.

The airport is the main hub for TAME, the flagship airline of Ecuador.


The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) from Quito city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal, and there are bus services available. Where possible, use the free bus transfers provided by your hotel; arrange this in advance.


Local time is GMT -5.


Tel: +593 (0)2 2944 900 ext 2608.

Car rental

Avis, Budget and Hertz are represented at the airport along with some local companies.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available for transfers into the city. Insist that the meter is turned on at the start of the ride.


Facilities include shops, restaurants, cafes and duty-free shopping and tourist information desks. Banks, ATMs and currency exchange are available. There is also telephone and Internet access. Passengers with special needs are catered for and a wheelchair service is available on request.


Long and short-term parking is available, charged at US$2 for the first hour and US$1.50 for each additional hour.

Departure Tax

Airport tax: US$2 (Domestic), US$40.80 (International).




There is internet avaliable at internet booths.

Business Lounges

There is a VIP lounge in the international departures area.

Quito Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.