Is airport transfer included?

In Quito / Guayaquil transfer is not included – you are expected to make your own way to the airport.

At Galapagos your guide will meet you at the airport and have transport waiting to take you to the yacht.

Can I change my flight’s dates if I’ve already issued the ticket?

It is always best to issue the tickets with the correct date to avoid complications, but if you would like to change the dates then it is generally possible subject to availability. Travel Galapagos will help where possible with such changes, but in the case where you are already in Galapagos it is always easier to change directly with the airline than through us – both Tame and Aerogal have an office in Puerto Ayora.

 Currently neither Tame nor Aerogal charge for a change of date.

How soon before departure should I check-in?

Galapagos flights are classified as domestic departures and are therefore subject to a 2 hour check-in time. In reality many passengers choose not to respect this but we always recommend being at the airport 2 hours before your departure time because occasionally flight times can be altered last minute by the airlines – it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Is there a baggage weight restriction?

You may only carry baggage up to 20kg in the cargo hold as well as a small item of hand luggage.

Is it necessary to reconfirm my Galapagos flight?

No. Flight reconfirmation is a service that Travel Galapagos automatically provide for all of our Galapagos clients.

Can I choose which flight to use?

If you are booked onto a cruise then the answer is no because the boat operator will choose the flight for the whole group of passengers that they have. In this way all cruise passengers travel together and it is easier for the guide to meet the group at the airport.

 

If you are travelling independently and without a cruise then we can make the flight reservation on whichever flights you prefer (subject to availability).

How much do the flights cost?

Flight Times and Prices

Guayaquil/ Galapagos( Baltra Airport)/ Guayaquil

Day Departure Arrival Airline Flight # Low Season High Season
Mon 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Mon 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Tue 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Tue 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Wed 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Wed 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Thu 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Thu 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Fri 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Fri 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Sat 8:30 9:10 AEROGAL 38 $332 $375
Sat 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375
Sat 11:00 11:40 TAME 193 $330 $375
Sat 11:30 12:10 AEROGAL 34 $332 $375
Sun 8:30 9:10 AEROGAL 38 $332 $375
Sun 9:10 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $332 $375
Sun 10:20 11:00 TAME 191 $330 $375

Low season goes from May 01-June 14 / Sep 15-Oct 31
High season goes from Jan 01-Apr 30 / Jun 15-Sep 14 / Nov 01-Dec 31
*Subject to change without notice

 

Guayaquil/ Galapagos( San CristobalAirport)/ Guayaquil

Day Departure Arrival Airline Flight # LowSeason High Season
Mon 11:15 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $332 $375
Tue 11:15 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $332 $375
Wed 11:00 11:30 TAME 195 $330 $375
Thu 11:15 11:30 TAME 195 $330 $375
Thu 11:00 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $332 $375
Fri 11:00 11:30 TAME 195 $330 $375
Sat 12:00 12:45 AEROGAL 36 $332 $375
Sat 14:30 15:00 TAME 195 $330 $375
Sun 12:00 12:45 AEROGAL 36 $332 $375

Low season goes from May 01-June 14 / Sep 15-Oct 31
High season goes from Jan 01-Apr 30 / Jun 15-Sep 14 / Nov 01-Dec 31
*Subject to change without notice

 

Quito/ Galapagos(Baltra Airport)/ Quito

Day Departure Arrival Airline Flight # LowSeason High Season
Mon 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Mon 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Tue 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Tue 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Wed 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Wed 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Thu 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Thu 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Fri 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Fri 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Sat 06:45 9:10 AEROGAL 38 $369 $425
Sat 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423
Sat 09:30 11:40 TAME 193 $367 $423
Sat 09:45 12:10 AEROGAL 34 $369 $425
Sun 06:45 9:10 AEROGAL 38 $369 $425
Sun 07:50 9:50 AEROGAL 32 $369 $425
Sun 08:45 11:00 TAME 191 $367 $423

Low season goes from May 01-June 14 / Sep 15-Oct 31
High season goes from Jan 01-Apr 30 / Jun 15-Sep 14 / Nov 01-Dec 31
*Subject to change without notice

 

Quito/ Galapagos(San CristobalAirport)/ Quito

Day Departure Arrival Airline Flight # LowSeason High Season
Mon 9:45 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $369 $425
Tue 9:45 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $369 $425
Wed 9:30 11:30 TAME 195 $367 $425
Thu 9:30 11:30 TAME 195 $367 $423
Thu 9:45 11:55 AEROGAL 30 $369 $425
Fri 9:30 11:30 TAME 195 $367 $423
Sat 10:15 12:45 AEROGAL 36 $369 $425
Sat 13:00 15:00 TAME 195 $367 $423
Sun 10:15 12:45 AEROGAL 36 $369 $425

Low season goes from May 01-June 14 / Sep 15-Oct 31
High season goes from Jan 01-Apr 30 / Jun 15-Sep 14 / Nov 01-Dec 31
*Subject to change without notice

 

Flights to Galapagos
All flights to the Galapagos Islands start from the from mainland Ecuador (Guayaquil or Quito). There are currently no direct international flights to Galapagos

Important Galapagos Flight Tip:
Make sure you coordinate your flights to Galapagos with your Galapagos tour. There are 2 main airports in Galapagos. Cruises and tours start from different islands on different days.

There is a 1-hour time difference between Ecuador mainland and the Galapagos islands. Note – all times listed above may change without prior notice.

How many airports operate at Galapagos?

Only 2 airports receive flights from mainland Ecuador :Baltra (Santa Cruz) and San Cristobal.

 There is also a small airport on Isabelaisland in operation for occasional small plane flights from Santa Cruz.

Which airlines fly to Galapagos?

TAME, Lan and Aerogal.

Can I reserve just a flight without a cruise?

Yes. We are more than happy to help out with just a flight reservation in this case.

Can I fly on different dates than my cruise?

Yes. you can fly out before your cruise starts and/or back after it finishes, but only subject to available space on the new date you would like to book. Travel Galapagos can request the new flight date with the airline for you and usually we have no problem in acquiring it.

Are there flight spaces available that coincide with my cruise’s dates?

Yes. The cruise yachts always reserve spaces in advance for all of their cruise dates during the year, so at time of booking the yacht will release a flight space to Travel Galapagos on your behalf. In this way our Galapagos clients always have 100% guaranteed spaces on a flight leaving the exact same day as their cruise.

Can Travel Galapagos organize my Galapagos flight booking for me?

No problem – we always look after both the flight bookings and ticket issue for all of our Galapagos clients.