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La Paz El Alto Airport

General information

The airport in the Andes Mountains is one of the highest international airports in the world at an altitude of 4061.5 metres. The airport provides access to two of the country’s largest cities: El Alto and La Paz. In Bolivia, only Santa Cruz de la Sierra has more inhabitants (1.5 million). La Paz El Alto Airport is mainly used by carriers Boliviana de Aviación, Amaszonas and Ecojet. In 2006, SABSA the Bolivian state airport authority, opened a new modern terminal for international and domestic flights.

Location

Where is La Paz El Alto Airport situated?

La Paz El Alto Airport is located in the city of El Alto (4,150 metres), west of La Paz (3,640 metres). Autopista La Paz-El Alto Ruta 3 connects the cities of El Alto and La Paz. The government of Bolivia is based in La Paz, the official capital of the country is Sucre.

How many terminals does La Paz El Alto Airport have?

The airport consists of a two-storey terminal. The Arrivals hall (Puerta 1 International Arrivals, Puerta 2 Domestic Arrivals) is on the left and the check-in desks on the right, in the middle you will find shops, restaurants, exchange offices and ATMs. The security check (preboarding rooms) and boarding gates on the first floor can be reached via escalators to the left of the check-in desks.

Airport Map


Transportation

Car

The distance from La Paz El Alto Airport to the centre of La Paz is 14 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of La Paz.

From LPB Airport to La Paz City centre by Car
14 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from La Paz El Alto Airport by public transport. Visit the La Paz El Alto Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from La Paz El Alto Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of La Paz is about BOB 80.-. Book your taxi at La Paz El Alto Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LPB Airport to La Paz City centre by Taxi
14 km
35 min
BOB 80.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At La Paz El Alto Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

La Paz El Alto Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at La Paz El Alto Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at La Paz El Alto Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at La Paz El Alto Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to La Paz El Alto Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at La Paz El Alto Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Boliviana de Aviación
  • Amaszonas
  • Ecojet
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Avianca

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near La Paz El Alto Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Hotel Alexander, La Paz

Conveniently located a 5-minute drive from El Alto International Airport, Hotel Alexander offers accommodations in El Alto. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily.

family

Hotel Espectacular, Callampaya

Featuring a terrace, Hotel Espectacular is set in Callampaya in the La Paz Region region, 1.9 km from 16 de Julio Teleferico Station and 1.8 km from Parque Mirador Teleferico Station. This 3-star hotel offers an ATM and luggage storage space.

Hotels in La Paz

Looking for the best hotels in La Paz? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

La Casona Hotel Boutique, La Paz

La Casona Hotel Boutique features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in La Paz. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a business centre, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

business

Pan American Hotel, La Paz

Located in the centre of La Paz, the Pan American is a lively Hotel with pleasant accommodations. It features a regional restaurant, karaoke bar, pub and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Pan American Hotel are decorated with local furnishings and decoration.

budget

Hospedaje Milenio, La Paz

Hospedaje Milenio is set in La Paz, 2.2 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station. The property is equipped with two shared bathrooms. Hospedaje Milenio features free WiFi throughout the property.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near La Paz El Alto Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

Explore Tiwanaku, the most important archaeological site in Bolivia, on this full-day tour from La Paz.

Activity

La Paz: 3-Day Salar de Uyuni Tour by Air

Experience the wonderful Uyuni Salt Flats as you travel by air from La Paz in a 3-day, 2-night tour. You can marvel at and explore in detail this fascinating terrain, accompanied by an English-speaking guide for the duration of your journey.

Tour & transport

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flat Tour & Overnight Roundtrip Bus

Enjoy a full day at Uyuni to get to know the salt flats and surrounding attractions on a guided excursion with meals. Travel conveniently from La Paz by taking 2 overnight buses to Uyuni and back.

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