Information & Facts
Taxis are readily available for transfers into the city. Insist
that the meter is turned on at the start of the ride. Taxi vouchers
can be bought outside of the Arrivals terminal.
Avis, Budget and Hertz are represented at the airport along with
some local companies.
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.
Tel: +593 (0)2 2944 900 ext 2608.
Airport tax: $2 (Domestic), $40.80
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.
Spanish is the official language, but Quechua is the main
language spoken among the indigenous people.
The US Dollar (USD) is the official currency in Ecuador. In 2000
the sucre was replaced by the dollar as the legal currency, but
despite dollarization, the sucre will likely persist in rural areas
for a while longer. It is recommended that travellers bring both US
dollar notes and travellers cheques as other foreign currencies are
difficult to exchange outside of Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. Small
denominations in good condition are the easiest to exchange outside
of the main cities. In the main centres most currencies can be
exchanged at banks and exchange houses (
casas de cambio) at variable commission rates. ATMs are
available in the cities, and major credit cards are accepted in
tourist areas and large hotels although a commission of 6-8% is
There are two terminals, linked by a pedestrian walkway.