New Airport Quito
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM Last Post By: davekargol
Feb 5, 2013 4:27 PM
New Airport QuitoDoes anybody know anything about the new Airport of Quito? As far as I know it should be opened by the 19th of February.
But I would be happy if anybody has information about transportation options. Taking a taxi there might get a bit expensive since it is about an hour from Quito.
Feb 5, 2013 4:34 PM
Feb 5, 2013 6:10 PM
This link is to a story (in Spanish) about transport options to the new airport. According to the article taxi fare would be $25, which I suppose for Ecuador is rather expensive...but I would definitely take a taxi if I were arriving after dark.
Buses and minivans will apparently do the transfer for $8 and $12 respectively. I have no idea where the buses drop you off - Río Coca station from the looks of it, from where Ecovia run further bus services. This all looks pretty bewildering - if you really are arriving in the middle of the night, it would make sense to arrange a taxi in advance with a reputable company. Your hotel in Quito may be able to help with this.
I found getting around Quito, with its two main bus terminals something like 30km apart, rather trying. Quito doesn't have the best rep when it comes to safety so be very careful!
Feb 6, 2013 7:25 AM
3Heres a map showing the old and new airport locations (copliments of True_North)
And heres a article in English. http://news.yahoo.com/quitos-nerve-trying-urban-airport-shutting-down-ecuador-222829510.html
Feb 6, 2013 7:29 AM
4The censor police made my first attempt disappear, So lets try this again
http://goo.gl/maps/91j2U (compliments of True North)
Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM
5I believe it's opening in the next few weeks. My friend is going to Ecuador in a few days and he told me he's flying into the old airport but flying out of the new airport when he leaves at the end of February. Not sure of the exact date.
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