The main form of transport in Caracas is the efficient, cheap and well-maintained Metro system, which has four lines and provides easy access to most tourist attractions and facilities. The metro operates daily from 5.30am to 11pm, with air-conditioned trains running every few minutes. For visitors, the best option is a multiple ticket known as the Multi-Abono, which allows for ten metro journeys of any distance. The metro is connected to city suburbs via a Metrobus system, which is easy to navigate via maps posted in all the stations. It is best to avoid rush hours, and to be alert for pickpockets. Small buses operating on city routes are called carritos. These are inclined to be noisy with loud music accompanying the ride, and a bit hair-raising as drivers enjoy taking chances in the heavy traffic. Taxis can be identified by 'Taxi' or 'Libre' signs, and are unmetered. Fares are reasonable though, and are best fixed before boarding. Licenced taxis have yellow plates, so it is recommended to hire one of those.
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) north of Caracas.
Caracas Airport (CCS)
LocationThe airport is situated 18 miles (29km) north of Caracas.
Getting to the city
A public bus services the city centre and taxis are available outside the baggage reclaim area. Tickets for taxis must be purchased at the desks available in both arrival halls.
TimeLocal time is GMT -4.
Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, and Budget.
Metered taxis are available. Visitors should only make use of those taxi companies that have been approved by the airport.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals are connected, however passengers will need to exit and re-enter through security on connections between international and domestic flights.
Terminal facilities include information points, medical services, a post office, currency exchange facilities, a business centre, interfaith chapels, family bathrooms, VIP suites, meeting areas, duty-free shopping, restaurants, and more.
Short-term and long-term parking is available near both the international and domestic terminal. No over-night stays will be permitted in the short-term parking lot.