La Paz El Alto Airport
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- LATAM Airlines
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Things to do
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