Airfare to Quito, Ecuador
The high capital of Quito is the second-highest capital in the world, with an elevation of nearly 3000 meters. It is less than 25 miles south of the equator, but remains temperate thanks to its high altitude. Quito’s top attractions include exploring the old town and the Mitad del Mundo monument.
Airfare to Quito 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 Guayaquil, 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, American Airlines, KLM and other airlines also stop in Quito.
The most expensive air tickets to Quito 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 Guayaquil, Ecuador and traveling overland to Quito 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 Quito, check out BootsnAll’s Quito Travel Guide.