La Paz El Alto (LPB) Airport
La Paz El Alto LPB Airport Overview
If you are visiting the city of La Paz, be prepared for the high altitude and cold nights (coco tea will help you adjust to the altitude). La Paz is truly worth a visit--it has a rich culture, wonderful museums, old churches, outdoor markets with colorfully-dressed natives offering their Andean goods. Quechua, among other Indian languages, and Spanish are the main languages spoken in La Paz.
LPB Airport is located in the Andean town of El Alto, and is 25 minutes from city center of La Paz, the legislative capital of Bolivia, South America.
With two runways, El Alto International is served by domestic airline Boliviana de Aviacion (BoA), and by foreign airlines Aerocon, Amasconas, American, Avianca, LAN Peru & LAN Chile, Sky airline & TACA - offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
NOTE: Passengers departing on an international flight at La Paz Airport need to pay a departure tax of $25.
The passenger terminal at La Paz El Alto, which received renovation and extension work in recent years, offers the following amenities and services: An information desk is located in the main hall. ATM machines in the main hall accept Visa, Master Car, American Express, Electron, Maestro, Cirrus,etc. Currency exchange is available at international Arrivals, Door 1. A duty-free shop is in the departure area. Bookstore,cafes & fast-food establishments are in different areas of the terminal. You can store your luggage in the Main hall, and tourist information desks are located in both the domestic and international departure areas.
Emergency medical service and a small pharmacy are available at international arrivals.
Airport & Airline Lounges at La Paz El Alto: The Airport VIP lounge is on the first floor in the Main Hall. The American Airlines VIP lounge is in the international departure area.
Parking options at La Paz El Alto Airport: Long- and short-term parking is available close to the passenger terminal.
To get from La Paz Airport to your destination: Aside from renting a car or taking a taxi, a bus can take you to La Paz' main bus terminal on Plaza Antofagasta at Avenida Uruguay. Bolivian trains are economical but slow.
NOTE: The notorious ALPEA highway from El Alto to La Paz received $35M financing for improvements aimed to reduce accidents.
- Website for La Paz El Alto: http://www.sabsa.aero/aeropuerto-el-alto/default.aspx
- Contact: http://www.sabsa.aero/aeropuerto-el-alto/contacto.aspx
- Phone: +591 2 2157300