How long does it take to get to the Galapagos Islands?
Most flights to Galapagos depart from Guayaquil or Quito, Ecuador. The flight time is around 1 hour 45 minutes from Guayaquil and around 1 hour from Quito. 3 airlines currently serve Galapagos - Avianca, Tame and LAN.
A selection of international flight times to either airport includes:
From Miami - 4 hours 30 minutes;
From LA - 8 hours 38 minutes;
From London - 16 hours plus (all flights have at least 1 stopover in either Miami or Bogota);
From Sydney - 24 hours plus (all flights have at least 1 stopover in LA, Dallas or Santiago).
The schedule of these flights means you'll be unlikely to make a connection direct to Galapagos. Most of our guests choose to stay overnight in either Guayaquil or Quito at either end of their Galapagos adventure. This is a nice way to relax before and after the wonders of Galapagos. Ask us for advice on Ecuador hotels when you book your cruise with us.