Airfare to Guayaquil, Ecuador
With more than 2 million people, Quayaquil is Ecuador’s largest and most populous city – as well as its main sea port. Explore the gentrified Area Regenerada, shop at the Mercado Artesanal and party in Zona Rosa.
Airfare to Guayaquil will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Quito, Ecuador. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. LAN Ecuador is the largest international airline. However, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other airlines also stop in Guayaquil.
The most expensive air tickets to Guayaquil are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Quito, Ecuador and traveling overland to Guayaquil via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Guayaquil, check out BootsnAll’s Ecuador Travel Guide.