Cheap Flights to Caracas Airport

The Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) is located in the town of Maiquetia, about 13 kilometres from Caracas. It's simply known as Caracas Airport and is a major gateway to Venezuela. If this destination is on your wish list, why not let Skyscanner's online search engine help you find the cheapest airfare and the best route for that dream trip? Book your hotel and car rental, and you're set to go.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Caracas Airport

Caracas, Venezuela, is a tropical locale that has a wet and a dry season rather than one governed by hot and cold temperatures. Flight availability often changes more due to annual events and festivals. For example, heading to Caracas for the Easter Carnival, in February or March depending on Easter's date, means less availability and higher prices. November is the start of the dry season, a popular time to travel, as is December, especially around the Christmas season. Being flexible with your travel dates and booking early can save you money. If you use Skyscanner's Whole Month Search option, you can compare fares for an entire month at once. Find a good fare? Book it. Chances are it won't last.

Airlines That Fly to Caracas Airport

Airline carriers flying to Caracas Airport come from the Americas, the European continent, and the Middle East. American Airlines, Laser Airlines, and SBA Airlines have service out of Miami. Air Europa and Iberia Air will get you here from Madrid, and Air France arrives from Paris. Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul. Other airlines, some of them regional Caribbean carriers, include Albatros, Aserca, Copa, Latin American Wings. Cubana de Aviacion and Caribbean Airlines.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Caracas Airport has two terminals, one domestic and the other for international flights. Both are connected by a passenger walkway. Both terminals have their own passenger services, including shops, cafes, fast food outlets, medical facilities, currency exchanges and ATMs. A Duty-Free shop is in the international terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.

Car rental desks are near baggage claim in both terminals. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim doors. Normal charges are $1.66 CAD to start and $1.25 CAD per kilometre, averaging about $15.00 CAD for the 15-minute trip. There are some airport shuttle services using everything from large vans to limousines. Prices are determined by distance and the type of vehicle used and are often negotiated. Some hotels do provide shuttle services to guests, so check before you arrive. Accepted currency is the Venezuelan Bolivar.

What to See and Do in Caracas

People of Caracas really love their parks. The El Avila National Park is located in the Cordillera de la Costa Central mountains overlooking the city of Caracas. Take a cable car ride to one of the highest peaks, go biking, rock climbing, camping or zip-lining. Vendors offer day tours from Caracas. The Parque del Este is an open green space, complete with lake, in the city's Sucre District. It's popular with runners and picnickers alike. The Altamira neighbourhood has its own park, along with restaurants, shops, and Metro Station stop. If you visit Los Caobos Park, the oldest in the city, you'll be near the National Art Gallery, the Science Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Capitolio Nacional and the 16th-century cathedral, the Iglesia de San Francisco, are both worth a look.

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