One of Venezuela's main transport hubs, Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS), or simply Caracas Maiquetia International Airport, is located in Maiquetia, 21 kilometres from downtown Caracas.
- Local people know it as Maiquetia.
Tourists should make sure to plan enough time to get around when scheduling flights through Caracas Maiquetia International Airport. Getting to and from the airport is also fairly tricky.
Only use authorized taxis booked from the airport desk.
When planning your trip to/from the Venezuela plan so your arrival to/from the airport is in the daytime. It could be dangerous to travel between city and Maiquetia in the night time.
A public bus services the city center is available outside the baggage reclaim area. Tickets can be purchased at the desks in both arrival halls.
The ride takes around 40min
Metered taxis are available.
Only take those taxi companies that have been approved by the airport. You can book them at the desk in the arrival hall.
There are several car rental companies available in the airport - Hertz, Avis, and Budget.