Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport Guide (UIO)

Airport info
Code: UIO
Parroqui, Tababela s/n, Quito, 170 183, Ecuador

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is located around 18km (12 miles) northeast of central Quito (36km/24 miles by road).

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +593
+593 2 294 4200

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport replaced an airport of the same name as Quito’s main airport in 2013 and is one of the busiest airports in south America Our Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport guide includes contact details, terminal information and transport options to and from the city centre.

Airport news

The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened for business in February 2013, replacing the previous facility of the same name, which was located just north of the city centre.


There is an airport information desk in the public departure area. Additionally, there are free information telephones in both International and Domestic Departures.

Driving directions

From central Quito, take the E28 highway east via Cumbayå towards Tumbaco, turning north onto the E35 at Pifo. After 3km (2 miles) on the E35, the Conector Alpachaca road branches off the E35 and leads directly to the airport. Owing to the winding nature of the roads around Quito and traffic congestion, the journey can take anything up to 100 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Public buses operate between the airport and the city bus stations. Journey time is somewhat longer than that of the coach, but the fare is much cheaper at US$2 per person.

Coach: The Aero Servicios coach service (tel: +593 2 604 3500;aeroservicios.com.ec) operates at 30-minute intervals, from 0330 to 2330, between the city centre and the airport (journey time: 90-100 minutes; additional charges can apply for extra luggage). Vehicles are air-conditioned, offer free Wi-Fi access and have English speaking staff. Tickets can be booked in advance on the company’s website.

Shuttle: Shuttle minibuses serving major hotels in Quito are available outside Arrivals. Prices vary according to the destination.

Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the terminal building. Fares should be pre-paid at the desk in the terminal entrance, and range from US$25 to US$45 depending on time of day and number of passengers and destination. The journey time to the city centre also varies according to traffic, but is generally around 60 to 120 minutes.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available in the public area of the terminal. Currency exchange is also available in International Departures.


Public telephones are available throughout the terminal. Free Wi-Fi access is available in Departures and there are internet booths in Domestic Arrivals. There is also a post office box.


There is a small selection of cafés, restaurants and snack bars both landside and airside.


Duty-free shopping is available for international passengers. Gift shops offer a range of local crafts and souvenirs, and the range of shopping outlets is expanding.


Left-luggage services are available at Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the Arrivals Hall. Lost property enquiries should be directed to the Airport Security Office (tel: +593 2395 4260) or the airline concerned. Baggage trolleys are also available in Arrivals.


Rest rooms with baby changing facilities are available and there is a children’s area in Domestic Departures. The Medical Center can assist with emergencies. Massage services are also available.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a Business Center in the International VIP Lounge at Quito Mariscal Sucre International Lounge, which also provides Wi-Fi and cable TV. More extensive business facilities are available at the newly opened Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel (tel: +593 2 395 8000; www.wyndham.com) adjacent to the terminal), and at larger hotels in the centre of Quito.

Disabled facilities

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is fully accessible for wheelchair users and designated disabled parking spaces are provided. Assistance (tel: +593 2 395 4200, ext. 2718) is available upon request before arrival at the airport. In addition, the airline should also be notified of any special requirements.

Car parking

Short- Short- and long-term parking is adjacent to the terminal complex.

Car rental

Car hire operators: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Locate and Thrifty are represented at the airport. Offices for these providers are situated in the public area of Arrivals.


Along with one on-site hotel, there’s a selection of accommodation within near vicinity of Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, as well as a large choice of major international hotels within the city of Quito itself. Many hotels provide courtesy shuttles for their arriving and departing guests.

The information desk in International Arrivals can provide assistance with hotel reservations.

Wyndham Quito Airport

+593 2 395 8000

Opened adjacent to the terminal in summer 2016, this brand new 150-room hotel offers modern rooms and suites, a business centre, spa facilities, bar and a restaurant serving international cuisine.

SN Via a Yaruqui, Aeropuerto Internacio , 170 183, Quito, Ecuador

Sheraton Quito

+593 2 297 0002

One of the other nearby internationally branded hotels, the Sheraton is about a 42km (26miles) taxi ride from the airport. It offers two restaurants, a café, business centre and meeting facilities, along with a fitness suite.

Avenida Naciones Unidas and Avenida Republica de El Salvador, 170122, Quito, Ecuador

Quito Airport Suites

+593 98 889 9774

Also close to the airport, Quito Airport Suits provides 24-hour shuttle service to and from the terminal. Breakfast and evening meals are available, and 'daytime use' rooms can be reserved. English is spoken.

971 Alfonso Tobar y Tulio Garzon, Tababela, EC170 183, Quito, Ecuador

Posada Mirolindo

+593 2 215 0363

About 10 minutes from the airport, the Posada Mirolindo offers transfer services. It is a small guesthouse providing inclusive breakfast. Rooms accommodate up to three people.

Calle Manuel Carrera and Calle Linea Ferrea, Oyambarillo, 170185, Quito, Ecuador
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