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Quito Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Quito Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Quito Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport is a single terminal with National and International Departures sections.
  • Free WiFi is available near the gates. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Staff is tolerant of overnight travellers.
  • There are a lot of seats, but most are metal and have armrests, so it isn’t very comfortable.
  • The terminal is cold and bright, so come prepared with eye shades, warm clothes and a blanket.
  • Very quiet, with few interruptions overnight.
  • Little carpeting for floor sleepers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel on airport grounds and several nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can purchase entry to two airport lounges (one lounge has showers). See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Quito Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Quito Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Quito airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Salon Quito - Location: National Departures, Airside. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$15.00).
  • Salón Mitad del Mundo - Location: International Departures, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$25.00).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at new Quito Airport near the gates. Additionally, an Internet Café is located on the Domestic Arrivals Hall.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Quito Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Quito Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Location: Landside, Arrivals / Departures - Airside, Domestic and International Departures.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Yes, available, there is a fee to use the trolleys.
  • Children’s Area - Yes. Located in the Domestic Departures area.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange - Location: Landside, Departures Terminal / Airside, Arrivals Hall - Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available at four locations as well as a decent selection of shops to pass the time, almost all of which are open 24 hours.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were a variety of food concessions at the airport including the following which are open 24 hours: Amozonia Cafe (3 locations) • Famous Famiglia • Johnny Rockets (2 locations) • De Volada To Go (2 locations) • Outback Steakhouse
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, Arrivals /Departures Hall - Hours: open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours. Rates: unknown.
  • Massage - Fly Massage operates in the Domestic Hall, International Hall and VIP Lounge. Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM daily.
  • Medical Services - Yes, available at the airport Medical Center. Hours and location are not known.
  • Mobile Charging - Yes, charging points are located in all departure areas.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Salón Mitad del Mundo [ see Airport Lounges above ].

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportion: Getting To/From The Airport

The travel time from the new airport to Quito is between 60- 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Direct Bus

Aeroservicios is a shuttle bus service that provides transportation from Quito directly to the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without intermediate stops. For more details on times, schedules and costs, visit the Aeroservicios web site.

Public Bus

The Metropolitan District of Quito has two services that operate from Rio Coca Avenue, north of the city, and from the Interprovincial Terminal Terminal Quitumbe in the south. This is to facilitate public access to the New Quito International Airport.

The fare from these bus terminals to the New Airport is $2 and will decrease from subsequent stops, which total 11 intermediate stops. The operators are:

  • Departing from the Terminal Coca River: SOTRANOR Consortium. Hours: 5.30AM-10:00PM.
  • Departing from Terminal COSIBO: Quitumbe Consortium. Hours: 5:30AM-7:00PM

Tickets are $8 per trip per person. They can be purchased on the Aeroservicios web site (only payments with international credit cards). You can also buy tickets at counters in the arrival hall of the New Airport Mariscal Sucre.


La Cooperativa de Taxis Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre # 34 and La Asociación de Cooperativas del Valle operate this service 24/7, 365 days a year. Fares depend on the area you will be travelling to. Here are the fares as of July 2015: Quito Norte (US$ 22.50 - 27) • Quito Centro Norte (US$ 22 - 28) • Quito Centro (US$ 26) • Quito Centro Sur (US$ 27 - 29) • Quito Sur (US$ 28 - 33.50) • Los Chillos (US$ 25 - 32) • Tumbaco - Cumbaya (US$ 13.50 - 17).

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies can be found in the public area of the Arrivals Hall: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Localiza • Thrifty.

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Last Updated: 15 June 2016

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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