So you’re planning a trip to Ecuador? And you want to know: how long is the flight to Ecuador?
It isn’t as long as you might think.
Ecuador receives direct flights from 17 international departure cities. Which one is fastest? Keep reading…
How Long is the Flight to Ecuador?
So, how long does it take to fly to Ecuador? The answer, of course, depends on where you’re flying from – and which airport you are arriving in. Flight times range from less than 2 hours to more than 11 hours – depending on your departure city.
In this post, you’ll learn about the routes to Ecuador from the United States, Europe, and Latin America. But first, here’s the short answer:
Direct Flights to Quito Ecuador
- Miami to Quito: 4h 9m is the shortest flight from United States to Quito, Ecuador
- Madrid (Spain) to Quito: 11h 15m is the shortest flight from Europe to Quito, Ecuador
- Bogotá (Colombia) to Quito: 1h 43m is the shortest flight from Latin America to Quito, Ecuador
Direct Flights to Guayaquil Ecuador
- Miami to Guayaquil: 4h 29m is the shortest flight from United States to Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Madrid (Spain) to Guayaquil: 11h 35m is the shortest flight from Europe to Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Cali (Colombia) to Guayaquil: 1h 30m is the shortest flight from Latin America to Guayaquil, Ecuador
Ecuador’s International Airports
Ecuador has two international airports. You’ll arrive at either:
- Guayaquil Airport (Airport code GYE) José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. This airport is located on Ecuador’s coast and is the largest city in the country.
- Quito Airport (Airport code: UIO) Mariscal Sucre International Airport. This is the busiest airport in Ecuador and one of the busiest airports in all of South America. The new airport opened in February 2013.
You should consider where you’ll be traveling in Ecuador as you choose your arrival city. Quito airport is located in the Andes mountains and is a gateway to the Andean cloudforest, Amazon jungle and Avenue of the Volcanoes. Guayaquil airport is on the coast and is an ideal location for visiting Machalilla Park and Ecuador’s tropical ecosystems. Both airports have direct flights to the Galapagos Islands.
Quito Ecuador: 14 Airlines and 13 Departure Cities
United States (6 Departure Cities)
- American Airlines: Dallas/Fort Worth (5h 51m), Miami (4h 9m)
- Delta Airlines: Atlanta (5h 21m)
- JetBlue Airways: Fort Lauderdale (4h 19m)
- TAME: New York JFK (6h 15m)
- United Airlines: Houston Intercontinental (5h 20m)
Europe (2 Departure Cities)
- Iberia: Madrid (11h 15m)
- KLM: Amsterdam (makes a stop in Guayaquil) (12h 00m)
Latin America (6 Departure Cities)
- Aeroméxico: Mexico City (4h 30m)
- Avianca: Bogotá (1h 43m)
- Avianca El Salvador: San Salvador (3h 01m)
- Avianca Ecuador: Bogotá (1h 43m), Lima (2h 30m)
- Copa Airlines: Panama City (2h 01m)
- LATAM Ecuador: Lima (2h 25m)
- Wingo: Bogotá (1h 45m)
Guayaquil Ecuador: 9 Airlines and 13 Departure Cities
United States (3 Departure Cities)
- American Airlines: Miami (4h 29m)
- LATAM Ecuador: New York JFK (6h 55m)
- TAME: Fort Lauderdale (4h 15m)
Europe (2 Departure Cities)
- Air Europa: Madrid (12h 10m)
- KLM: Amsterdam (14h 25m)
- LATAM Ecuador: Madrid (11h 35m)
Latin America (8 Departure Cities)
- Avianca Ecuador: Bogotá (1h 50m), Cali (1h 30m), Lima (2h 25m)
- Avianca El Salvador: San Salvador (3h 05m)
- Avior: Barcelona (VE) (3h 20m)
- Copa Airlines: Panama City-Tocumen (2h 13m)
- LATAM Ecuador: Lima (2h 15m), Santiago de Chile (5h 25m)
Note: There are no direct flights to Ecuador from Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, or New Zealand. There are also no direct flights from the Asian or African continents.
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