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Welcome to Caracas Airport

The airport is situated 12 miles (19km) north of Caracas.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

There is parking available near both terminals for an hourly rate of VEB 1.40.

Car Rental

Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis and Budget and are available from both the international and domestic terminal.

City Transfers

A public bus services the city centre every 30 minutes and Corporacion Anfitriones de Venezuela taxis are available outside the baggage reclaim area, tickets for the taxi must be bought at the yellow desk that is available in both arrival halls.


Tel: +58 (0)212 303 1526.

Departure Tax
There is a government exit tax of Bs 37,632 and an airport tax of Bs 94,080 for all international flights.

Facilities include banks, ATMs and Bureaux de Change. Restaurants, bars and a variety of shops are also available in both terminals. The duty-free shop is located in the International Departures Terminal. A business centre has fax, email and international phone facilities and postal services are also available. Travel agents and tourist information services can also be found in the terminal buildings.

Spanish is the official language of Venezuela.

Venezuela's currency is the Bolivar Fuerte (VEF), which replaced the Bolivar (VEB) in January 2008. The revaluation means that Bs. 1,000 becomes Bs F 1. It is divided into 100 centimos. US dollars are the most favoured foreign currency so it is best to have cash and travellers cheques in US$. Foreign currency and cheques can be changed at bureau de change offices found in most larger cities and tourist destinations. Some banks (e.g. Banco Mercantil) will now buy US dollars for bolivares or sell bolivares against a foreign credit card; some major hotels will also swap US dollars for bolivares. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday. It is best to obtain local currency where possible before travelling, and bolivars should be exchanged before exiting Venezuela. There are ATMs in the cities (however some travellers have experienced problems using them), and most credit cards, including MasterCard/Eurocard, American Express and Visa, are accepted in major cities. Diners Club has more limited acceptance. Visitors are also warned that there is a serious problem with credit card fraud.

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