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Galapagos Islands Flights

The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles (1000 km) from the Ecuadorian mainland. The only practical way to travel to the islands is by plane. There are two principal airports, one just outside the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, and the other on Baltra Island (which serves the archipelago’s main town, Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island). Galapagos round-trip flights start from US$420 during the low season and can rise to US$600 in high season. The price also depends on the city of departure, which is either Quito or Guayaquil.

A local airline, Emetebe, operates daily inter-island flights between the islands of Baltra (for Santa Cruz Island), San Cristobal and Isabela. This is a great choice for travelers who want to explore the Galapagos on an island-hopping itinerary and who wish to avoid long and often rough crossings on the public speedboat services. Click here for Emetebe flight schedules and prices.

We can also book and issue flight tickets with any of the three airlines that fly to the Galapagos Islands from mainland Ecuador (see schedules below).

For Galapagos flight reservations and prices, please contact us.




Avianca Galapagos flight timetable



TAME Galapagos flight timetable



LATAM Airlines Galapagos flight timetable


Please take note that the local time on the Galapagos Islands is one hour behind Ecuador mainland time. We endeavor to keep the above schedules up-to-date, but they are subject to change without notice. Contact us to confirm the most up-to-date schedules for the time you plan to travel.

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