Ray Gudrups

Travelled to 28 countries / regions

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Visited Ecuador in 2019



Americas > Ecuador > Useful Info
Submitted on Nov 27, 2019 Useful Info

How to get to Quito downtown from Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main airport in the country and is very new and it is located between forty minutes and an hour from the downtown of Quito depending on the traffic conditions and the kind of transport you have chosen.

Ecuador uses the US$ as its currency and it is a fairly cash-based society, for most public transport options you will need cash.

Public transport

There are two public transport companies,


SOTRANOR buses connect Quito Airport with the buses terminal at Rio Coca Avenue. Once there, you can take the Metropolitan Transportation System Ecovía which will take you to the Old Town.


COSIBO buses connect Quito Airport with the bus terminal of Quitumbe, in the south of Quito. Once there, you can take the Metropolitan Transportation System Trolebús that will take you to the city center.

both goes from/to Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

It can be fine to take if you don’t have a lot of bags, you can bravely wait into multiple stops and your destination is somewhere along the route.

This option will cost you $ 2.


This is a private bus company that has air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Aeroservicios operates between Quito – Airport both ways and works 365 days a year. If you choose this option you will go from Mariscal Sucre International Airport to the Old Airport located in the north of the city.

You can find Aeroservicios counters inside the airport and the buses can be taken once you leave the airport. These buses leave every 30 minutes and special hours on weekends and holidays for the price of $8

Taxi, Cabify or Uber

At the airport, you will find yellow taxis that can take you to any point in the city. You can also use Transportations Apps, such as - Cabify or Uber.

Traveling from the airport to Quito Old Town will cost around 25-35$