Information & Facts
There is parking available near both terminals for an hourly
rate of VEB 1.40.
Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis and Budget and are
available from both the international and domestic terminal.
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.
There is a government exit tax of Bs 37,632 and an
airport tax of Bs 94,080 for all international
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