Airports in Bolivia...
Main airfields in the country


 

If you are planning some Bolivia vacations check the following list of airports in Bolivia as you will surely be landing at one of its three main international airports located at La Paz (world's highest airport) Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

Due to the large number of airfields in the country - Bolivia ranks 8th in the world for its number of airstrips with over 900 airports (16 with paved runways)- we've shortened the list to airports in Bolivia serving main cities only.

Download the map of Bolivia to quickly find cities and airports servicing them.

There is of course the option of getting around by bus car and train but it can get quite difficult at times so unless you've got plenty of time you are better off catching a plane and discover the main tourist attractions in Bolivia in a time-efficient manner.



Main Bolivia airlines are AeroSur (Compañía Boliviana de Transporte Aéreo Privado Aerosur S.A.) - the country's flagship national carrier after Lloyd Aereo Boliviano ceased operations in 2007- Aerocon and Amaszonas ( the latter two for domestic flights only).

Just recently (2009), the three mentioned airlines have created UNABOLIVIA (Unión Nacional de Aerolíneas de Bolivia) being AeroSur the only international carrier reaching Europe, USA and several countries in South America.
Boliviana de Aviación (BOA) is a newly government created airline operating since 2009, conducting domestic flights to La Paz Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.


As for international commercial airliners flying to Bolivia the list include: American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, etc.
There is also a number of airlines with regular routes through Bolivia and linking several South American countries such as Aerolíneas Argentinas, TAM, Lan Airlines, Taca Airlines and Gol.


Airports in Bolivia:


  • La Paz - El Alto International Airport (LPB):
    Location: The airport is located eight miles (14km) south west of La Paz.
    See it on Google Earth
    Time: GMT -4
    Contact:: +591 (2)215 7300
    Departure Tax: US$28 (international flights) Bs.15 (domestic).
    Website: SABSA

  • Cochabamba - Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (CBB):
    Location: The airport is located 2.5 miles (4km) from the city of Cochabamba.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: +591 (010)4 422 6561. SABSA

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Viru Viru International Airport (VVI):
    Location: The airport is located 17km from downtown Santa Cruz.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: +591 (010)181 338 5000. SABSA

  • Sucre - Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport (SRE):
    Location: The airport is located around 10km from downtown Sucre Bolivia.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: +591 - 4 6461653. Airport serviced by AeroSur

  • Oruro - Juan Mendoza Airport (ORU):
    Location: Small airport currently not receiving commercial flights. Closest alternative is El Alto airport in La Paz about 3 hours driving from the city of Oruro.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by AeroSur

  • Potosi - Captain Nicolas Rojas Airport (POI):
    Location: The airport is located about 5km from the city of Potosi.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by AeroSur

  • Riberalta - Zelin Zeltun Lopez/Riberalta Airport (RIB):
    Location: The airport is located 1 km to the south of the city.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by Amaszonas

  • Rurrenabaque - Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ):
    Location: Around 6 km from the town of Rurrenabaque.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by Amaszonas

  • San Borja - Capitán Germán Quiroga Guardia Airport (SRJ):
    Location:
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by Amaszonas

  • Trinidad - Teniente Jorge Henrich Arauz Airport (TDD):
    Location: The airport is located on the Carretera to Loma Suarez 2km from Trinidad.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: +591 - 3) 4620678. Airport serviced by Amaszonas

  • Uyuni - Uyuni International Airport (UYU):
    Location: The new airstrip has 4km of extension. The first phase of construction was inaugurated in July 2011. It's the main gateway to the world famous Salar de Uyuni.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Airport serviced by Canedo Airlines (three flights weekly from Cochabamba). TAM and Amaszonas airlines will soon fly to/from Uyuni as well.

  • Yacuiba - Yacuíba Airport (BYC):
    Location: The airport is located on the Carretera al Norte, 7km from the city of Yacuiba.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details:

    Note: Please let us know by email if you have contact info for some of the airports in Bolivia listed above.
    We are awaiting response from AASANA (Administración de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares de la Navegación Aérea) - the government’s official airport and airstrip administrator throughout the country - in this regard.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

That's it!...with the list of airports in Bolivia you are now (hopefully) better prepared to organize your Bolivia vacations and to make the best of your travels in South America overall...