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Quito Airport Taxis and Transfers

Reliable Quito Airport Transfers


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Reliable and Convenient Quito Airport Transfers

Quito Airport in Ecuador is one of the busiest airports in Latin America, serving millions of travellers all year long. After a long flight, the last thing you need is to wait in line for a tax for the next bus; instead, you can opt for a personalised and reliable private transfer with Welcome Pickups to enhance your travel experience. As soon as you land, a professional, English-speaking driver will be there to greet you warmly and take you directly to your destination.

If that sounds like the type of experience you want to have, take a couple of minutes while planning your journey to book your Welcome Quito airport taxi in advance; that way, your transfer will be pre-paid, helping you stay on budget and saving you the trouble of worrying about currency and cash payments. Before your arrival, you’ll have received an email with your driver’s photo and contact information, so you’ll know exactly who will be waiting for you at the airport. Even if your flight is delayed, your driver will be monitoring any last-minute changes, adjust the pickup time accordingly, and wait for you in the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name on it.

After you meet with your Welcome driver, they will help you with your luggage, if you wish, and they’ll guide you to your private vehicle. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride to your hotel or apartment. Don’t forget, you’ll be with a local before you’ve even reached the city; this is your chance to ask for any local tips on the local culture, cuisine or hidden, lesser-known spots!


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
32 €
38 €
40 MIN
70 €
84 €
57 MIN
85 €
102 €
82 MIN

Quito Airport Taxi Fleet Operated by Welcome

A big part of any journey is the people you’re with; at Welcome Pickups, we understand that and we want to make sure that you and your party stick together as soon as you land. Our Quito airport taxi fleet is up for the task and can accommodate all types of travellers. Our modern sedans are suitable for up to 4 passengers, while our spacious minivans will comfortably fit up to 8 passengers or groups with many pieces of luggage. Both options are perfectly safe for younger travellers too; you can either use your own baby/child seat or simply request one upon booking.

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Getting to Quito City Centre with your Quito Airport Transfer

The journey from Quito Airport to downtown Quito is about 40 kilometres and takes approximately 40 minutes in light traffic. Once you leave the airport parking area, your driver will head north toward Vía de Salida Aeropuerto and continue onto Conector Alpachaca. You will then take the 2nd exit at the roundabout and stay on Conector Alpachaca for about 6 kilometres. At the next roundabout, you will take the 1st exit onto Carr. Panamericana/Troncal de la Sierra/E35, keep left and merge onto E28C. Then, you will take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout onto Puente Río Chiche – Ruta Viva/Ruta Viva for about 12 kilometres; you’ll keep right at the fork, following signs for Av. de las Palmeras Carapungo Norte/Av. Simón Bolívar Norte/Av. Interoceánica and merge onto Av Libertador Simón Bolívar/Av. Simón Bolívar. Finally, at the next roundabout, you’ll take the 3rd exit onto De Los Granados to enter the downtown area and your driver will continue on local roads, depending on the exact location of your hotel or apartment.

Why Choose a Welcome Quito Airport Taxi

Most international flights arrive at Quito airport in the evening or after midnight. Instead of looking for a Quito airport taxi at night, you can easily pre-book your personalised Welcome Quito airport transfer in only a couple of minutes; that way, you won’t have to worry about currency and there will be a professional driver waiting for you as soon as you land. Even if you’re stuck at customs, there is nothing to worry about, as we provide 60 minutes of free waiting time until you meet your driver in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a sign with your name on it, greet you warmly, and take you to your private vehicle to enjoy a safe, comfortable ride downtown.

Quito Airport Transfer Fares

Quito airport taxis are required by law to use a taximeter to calculate the total fare for each ride. The average price for a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers from Quito Airport to the city centre is about $25 (€25). As a tourist, you might come across unofficial drivers who will try to negotiate the trip’s price instead; it’s best to avoid taking such rides and just choose a taxi from the official taxi rank at the airport. In any case, you can pre-book your fixed-fare ride with Welcome to avoid the hassle and have peace of mind.

Frequently asked questions

Do Quito airport taxis offer set fares to different destinations?

In general, Quito airport taxis are required to use a taximeter for the whole journey and the price is calculated per kilometre plus the base fare. It is common for the driver to try to negotiate the price but keep in mind that an airport taxi from Quito Airport to the city centre costs on average $25 (€25).

Where will I find my Welcome driver?

Your Welcome driver will be waiting at the arrivals hall of the terminal your flight arrives, right after baggage claim. You’ll have received an email with your driver’s photo and they’ll be holding a sign with your name on it so it should be easy to spot them once you reach the exit.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

Your Welcome transfer isn’t affected if your flight is delayed; a driver will be there to pick you up at the new arrival time. All you need to do is fill in your flight number during the booking process so that your driver can monitor any time changes before your arrival. You might receive an email notifying you that a new driver will operate your transfer; that simply means that the originally assigned driver was unavailable at the new arrival time, so we found another Welcome driver who was available to pick you up.

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