Airport guide

Airports in Venezuela

From hiking in the Andes or swimming in the Caribbean, to canoeing the Orinoco River and standing among the skyscrapers of Caracas, Venezuela offers options for any type of traveler. Travelers booking flights to Venezuela will have an abundance of things to do. 

Head to the Isla de Margarita for some beach time, or go fishing or scuba diving in Los Roques. Adventuresome travelers booking flights to Venezuela can’t go wrong in the Andes, and nature lovers should not miss Los Llanos. Venezuela is also packed full of family activity on Isla de Margarita. Grab the family and book Venezuela flights for all at one of the cities all-inclusive resorts. 

Venezuela has a little bit of everything that Latin America has to offer, with the addition of thousands of miles of Caribbean coastline. The constantly pleasant temperature that makes it easy to book a flight to Venezuela all year round.

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Venezuela climate

Venezuela’s 2,000 miles of coastline enjoy tropical conditions year round. The temperature averages 77 F and it rains often, especially between June and November. It’s extremely hot and humid in the southern and central parts of the country, where you’ll see lots of rain. It gets colder the higher you climb in the Andes Mountains.

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Best Time to Fly to Venezuela

Tourists booking flights to Venezuela should plan ahead. Venezuela flights and hotel rooms book up fast during the summer months and prices can get expensive.

Peak season:

The best time to visit is between January and April. For Angel Falls at its most spectacular, visit during the rainy season (from May to November).

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Getting around Venezuela

Several commuter airlines link Venezuela flights including Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela), Aero Ejecutivos and Sol America. Bus lines such as Aeroexpresos Ejecutivos, Expresos Los Llanos and Rodovías offer decent services throughout the country.

Unsurprisingly for an oil-producing nation, petrol is cheap in Venezuela, making car rental a good option for travellers. All the major, international car-rental companies are represented at airports.

The following chart gives approximate journey times from

Caracas

(in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Venezuela.

 Air
Porlamar0.45
Cunaima1.15
Cumana0.45
Maracaibo1.00

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Venezuela Travel Information

  • There are more than 40 national parks in Venezuela including Parque Nacional El Avila, in Caracas. Avila Mountain can be reached by cable car or Teleferico, from which there are sweeping views of the city on one side, and the Caribbean Sea on the other. For mountaineering, hiking and rock-climbing, visit the Sierra Nevada de Merida in Sierra Nevada de Merida National Park.
  • Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfalls, is in Canaima National Park, southeastern Venezuela. The national park takes in about seven million acres and about two-thirds of the park is covered by table mountain or tepui formations. Angel Falls, 3,212ft high with an uninterrupted drop of 2,647ft are named for Jimmy Angel, an American bush pilot who first caught sight of the falls in the 1930s. His stories about the falls were only believed when his plane crashed and he had to trek for 11 days to reach civilization. His airplane was restored and now stands outside Ciudad Bolivar.
  • Venezuela has amassed more Miss World and Miss Universe titles than any other country and has a very strong – some would say obsessional – beauty culture. Venezuelans are Latin America’s largest consumers of cosmetics on a per-capita basis. There is also a pageant for men – the Mister Handsome beauty pageant.
  • Los Roques is a collection of almost 300 islands, north of La Guaira, Caracas' port. It has been a national park since 1972. El Gran Roque is the only populated island, but other important islands are Francisqui, Nordisqui, Madrisqui and Crasqui.
  • La Gran Sabana is a region in the southeast of Bolivar state, south of the Orinoco River. Travelers described it as so wild and beautiful that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to write The Lost World about it.

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Venezuela airports

Flights to Venezuela arrive at Caracas (CCS) (Simon Bolivar), which is 12 miles from the city (travel time – 30 to 45 minutes).

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Passport and Visa Information

Visitors must have a valid passport, as well as a visa or tourist card to enter the country. Visa requirements vary by country.

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Entry requirements

US citizens need a passport valid for at least six months. If you’re staying less than 90 days, you can receive a tourist card on your flight to Venezuela and don’t need a visa.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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