Airfare to Caracas, Venezuela
Located in the northern part of the country, Caracas is the largest city in Venezuela, as well as its capital. Take in a view of the city from the top of Avila Mountain (don’t worry – a cable-car will get you there), stop till you drop at South America’s largest mall, Centro Comercial Sambil, and relax while you people-watch at the Plaza Bolivar.
Airfare to Caracas 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 Bogota, Colombia. 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. Aeropostal is the national airline. However, Continental Airlines, Alitalia and other airlines also stop in Caracas.
The most expensive air tickets to Caracas 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 Bogota, Colombia and traveling overland to Caracas 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 Caracas, check out BootsnAll’s Caracas Travel Guide.