How to get to the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Flights:

There are 3 airlines that fly into Galapagos Baltra Airport (GPS) from the mainland: Tame, Latam, and Avianca. Most flights originate in Quito and stop in Guayaquil to pick up additional passengers. The flight then continues on to Galapagos. All flights to and from Galapagos are during daylight hours.  There are not evening or night flights to and from the Galapagos Islands.

Carrier: TAME

Route: Quito-Guayaquil-Galapagos

Stops: 1 Length: 2hrs / 15 min

Carrier: AVIANCA

Route: Quito-Guayaquil-Galapagos

Stops: 1 Length: 2hrs / 15 min

Carrier: LATAM

Route: Quito-Guayaquil-Galapagos

Stops: 1 Length: 2hrs / 15 min

The Galapagos Islands is a world-famous travel destination renowned for being an isolated and pristine archipelago. Their isolation is one of the qualities that makes them so special. You may be wondering how does one arrive to the islands. Charles Darwin went to the Galapagos Islands on the Beagle, but modern day explorers arrive by airplane.

There are no direct international flights to the Galapagos Islands. All the airlines do have partnerships with international carriers. Your Galapagos ticket may purchased together with the international ticket in many cases. The all daily flights to the Galapagos Islands depart from the cities of Quito and Guayaquil on mainland Ecuador. International travelers must ensure to arrive to either city in order to start their Galapagos adventure.

From both Quito and Guayaquil, there are daily flights connecting Ecuador with cities across the Americas and in Europe. Direct flights from the US cities of Miami, Houston, Atlanta, and New York arrive every day. From Europe there are direct flights originating in both Amsterdam and Madrid.

Once on mainland Ecuador, passengers carry on to one of two major airports in the Galapagos Islands. The busiest airport in the Galapagos is on Baltra Island. Baltra is the airport guest coming directly to Torre Mar Galapagos should use. The second airport is on San Cristóbal Island. Flights from Quito and Guayaquil fly there every day bringing passengers to the enchanting islands. From the airport in the Galapagos guests use land transportation into town .