Cheap Flights to El Alto International Airport

Cheap Flights to El Alto International Airport

El Alto International Airport (LPB), also known as La Paz LPB, is one of Bolivia's busiest international airports with over a million passengers served per year. LPB is located within El Alto and about 13 km from La Paz, both of which are in the top three most populous cities in the country.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to El Alto

As El Alto is one of the highest cities in altitude in the world, temperatures in the city are quite cool year round. The summer months, from June to August, are the coolest months of the year, with nighttime temperatures often dropping below freezing. The warmest months of the year, and the best time to visit, is between November and January.

Airlines that Fly to El Alto International Airport

The airlines which offer the most flight destinations to and from El Alto Airport are all Bolivian carriers: Boliviana de Aviacion, Amaszonas, and TAM - Transporte Aéreo Militar. These airlines mostly fly to destinations within Bolivia, with a few flight routes to other South American countries. No Canadian airlines fly to El Alto but American Airlines does fly between El Alto Airport and Miami International Airport (MIA).

Arriving at the Airport

El Alto International Airport consists of one terminal with separate international and domestic areas. Because El Alto is such a high altitude city, take preparations against altitude sickness before arriving at the airport, like drinking special teas and taking high altitude pills. Let yourself acclimatize to the altitude and don't rush around the airport upon arrival or you may feel light-headed.

To get to your hotel, taxis are available outside of arrivals and operate with flat rates to many areas within El Alto and La Paz. Multiple car rental companies are also available at the airport.

El Alto International Airport Facilities

El Alto Airport is well-suited to handle millions of passengers per year, with many restaurants and cafes available throughout the terminal. A variety of small souvenir shops are also available, with some focusing on genuine Bolivian handicrafts. Currency exchange and ATMs are located on site for your financial needs. Mobile charging stations and free Wi-Fi are also available throughout the airport to help you stay connected.

What to See and Do in El Alto

The El Alto Market is easily the top rated tourist attraction in the city. The twice-weekly market is a bustling centre filled with food stalls, souvenir shopping, and booths filled with all sorts of handcrafted goods. Touring the Market is a great way to get the authentic El Alto experience.

El Alto is linked to nearby La Paz by Mi Teleférico, a public transit system which consists of aerial cable cars. The ride only takes about 20 minutes but will give you a spectacular view of both cities. Once in La Paz, there are many other amazing tourist attractions to visit, like the breathtaking Iglesia de San Francisco and the Valley of the Moon rock formation.

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