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 has won multiple awards and 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. Many hotels offer free bus transfers.


GMT -5


Tel: +593 2395 4200 ext 2718-2010

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Locate, Thrifty, and Hertz are represented at the airport.

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, duty-free shopping and tourist information desks. Banks, ATMs and currency exchange are available. There is also telephone and wifi 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.




There is free wifi available at either the International Departure Lounge or the Domestic Departure Lounge.

Business Lounges

There are two VIP lounges: the Domestic VIP Lounge and the International VIP Lounge. Both provide wifi, reading materials, and a relaxing environment. The International VIP Lounge has showers and a business centre.

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