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Did you mean flights from Galapagos Islands to Quito?

The Galapagos Islands are a paradise for nature lovers. The archipelago is about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean, and boasts wildlife and landscape that you’ll not find anywhere else in the world. You can swim with sea lions and watch giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and penguins in their natural habitat. Families, children and nature lovers will adore the time that they spend at the Galapagos Islands.

Flying to Galapagos Islands

1. Which Airports serve Quito to Galapagos Islands?

Flights to Galapagos Islands from Quito depart from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). It is 11 miles from Quito and is located in Tababela Parish. Your flight will land at Isla Baltra Airport (GPS). It is the primary airport serving the Galapagos Islands and Santa Cruz Island. The airport is about two hours from Puerto Ayora if you travel by public transport. Puerto Ayora is located in Santa Cruz and is the largest town of the Galapagos Islands.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands?

There are numerous carriers operating flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, including Ecuador TAME, Avianca, LAN Ecuador and Copa Airlines. Since the Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, airlines operate regular flights throughout the year.

3. How long is the flight?

If you have booked a direct flight, then it will take about 2 hours and 7 minutes. If there is a layover at Guayaquil, then your flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands will take longer.

4. Climate changes between Quito and the Galapagos Islands

Quito has a subtropical highland climate, and its proximity to the equator results in a consistently cool climate. It can get cool at night. The climate is completely different in the Galapagos Islands. From December to June, humidity levels are high and temperatures tend to soar to between 78-86ºF. While there are chances of occasional showers, during the day it is warm and sunny.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

You will need to purchase an INGALA card at the airport in Quito. You will need to pre-register online for the card. When you land at Galapagos Islands, you will have to pay an additional $100 as a park entrance fee.

Galapagos Islands Information

Quito is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters, at the foothills of the Andes. It’s well-known for its colonial-era architecture. You will find other structures that blend indigenous, Moorish and European architectural styles.

The Galapagos Islands are for nature lovers. You can enjoy a scenic walk from the town to La Loberia in San Cristobal Island. It is home to a large colony of sea lions. You can snorkel and take in the marine life or watch the birds, marine iguanas and giant tortoises. In the Galapagos Marine Reserve, you can enjoy whale watching.

On Santa Cruz Island is the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can learn about the history of the islands and check out the land iguanas and the giant tortoises.

Quito to Galapagos Islands Last modified: Sep 22, 2018 0:46 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Galapagos Islands. LAN Ecuador & Avianca frequently offer the best deals to Galapagos Islands flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

LAN Ecuador
UIOGPS
Wed 9/26
1 stop
GPSUIO
Sat 9/29
1 stop
$204
Avianca
UIOGPS
Mon 9/24
nonstop
GPSUIO
Fri 9/28
nonstop
$209
TAME Ecuador
UIOGPS
Tue 11/6
1 stop
GPSUIO
Fri 11/9
1 stop
$227
Copa
UIOGPS
Fri 12/28
3 stops
GPSUIO
Tue 1/1
3 stops
$1,914
American
UIOGPS
Tue 10/2
2 stops
GPSUIO
Wed 10/10
2 stops
$9,132

How Much is a Flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Quito to Galapagos Islands, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $204.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Quito to Galapagos Islands based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Quito to Galapagos Islands? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $209 $204
7-14 days $209 $204
14-21 days $204 $204
21-30 days $204 $204
30-60 days $204 $204
60-90 days $204 $204
90+ days $222 $227

Cheapest Day To Fly from Quito to Galapagos Islands Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Quito to Galapagos Islands is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$204$204$204$204$204$204$204

Compare Flight Prices from Quito to Galapagos Islands by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Quito to Galapagos Islands flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 9/26/18 9/29/18 1 $204
October Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 10/1/18 10/4/18 1 $204
November Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 11/6/18 11/9/18 1 $204
December Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 12/1/18 12/3/18 1 $204
January Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 1/8/19 1/15/19 0 $222
February Quito Galapagos Islands TAME Ecuador 2/2/19 2/5/19 1 $227
March Quito Galapagos Islands TAME Ecuador 3/9/19 3/12/19 1 $227
April Quito Galapagos Islands LAN Ecuador 4/29/19 5/1/19 1 $243

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Quito to Galapagos Islands. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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$204
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$204 $215
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$215 $209
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$209 $204
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$204 $204
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$204

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands is $225.

The average price for direct flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands is $229.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands.

Weekly Direct Flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Avianca 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 10:00 10:40
LAN Ecuador 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 13:00 13:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands is $163.

The average price for round trip flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands is $220.

Quito to Galapagos Islands Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands?
Answer: The average Quito to Galapagos Islands flight time is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Question: How far is Galapagos Islands from Quito?
Answer: The distance from Quito to Galapagos Islands is 1,322 kilometers (822 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands?
Answer: There are 9 direct flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands.
Question: What are the most popular Quito airlines for direct flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands?
Answer: Avianca provides 66% of the non-stop flights between Quito and Galapagos Islands.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Quito to Galapagos Islands?
Answer: Guayaquil, EC

Airlines in Quito flying to Galapagos Islands Last modified: Sep 22, 2018 0:46 -04:00Number of routes searched: 5Number of itineraries searched: 234,018

Wondering which airlines fly out of Quito to Galapagos Islands? We've gathered the average price of Quito airlines with flights to Galapagos Islands. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Quito to Galapagos Islands
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
TAME Ecuador -
LAN Ecuador -
TAME Ecuador GYE
LAN Ecuador GYE

Quito to Galapagos Islands Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Quito and Galapagos Islands. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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