Getting Around

Getting around Quito is easy and very cheap, with transport options including buses, eco-friendly electric trolley buses called 'troles', and inexpensive taxis. Ride sharing apps Uber, Cabify and Easy Taxi operate in the city, as does the public bicycle renting system, BiciQuito.


Quito Airport

The airport is situated 24 miles (39km) from Quito city centre.

Quito Airport (UIO)


The airport is situated 24 miles (39km) from Quito city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal, and bus services are an option. Many hotels offer free bus transfers.


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Car rental

Avis, Budget, Localiza, Europcar, and Sixt are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available for transfers into the city. Passengers should insist that the meter is turned on at the start of the ride.


Facilities include shops, restaurants, cafes, duty-free shopping and tourist information desks. Banks, ATMs and currency exchange are available. There is also telephone and WiFi access. Passengers with special needs are catered for and a wheelchair service is available on request.


Long and short-term parking is available, charged at US$2 for the first hour and US$1.50 for each additional hour.