|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
|Average price||$848||Average for round-trip flights in December 2020|
|Round-trip from||$327||From New York to Quito|
|One-way from||$83||One-way flight from New York to Quito|
NYC - UIO
$473 - $869
66.2 - 68 °F
0.43 - 3.27 inches
Best Time to Fly to Ecuador
Peak season for visiting mainland Ecuador is June through September and December through January. However, even in the rainy season, conditions are good and travel is still enjoyable. Quito especially is a year-round destination, though be prepared for temperatures to become chilly due to its altitude during the dry season, June through September.
The Galapagos Islands remain relatively dry even in the wet season, so are a good year-round destination. Official peak season is June through August and again December through January; though this is based more on holiday seasons of travelers arriving from the United States and Europe.
December through April is the rainiest season in the jungle.
While it’s great to find cheap flights to Ecuador, it’s not advised to travel during the rainy season. The jungle is damp and uncomfortable, and Ecuador is best seen during the peak season when the temperature is warm and dry.
Why you should take a flight to Ecuador
After the flight to Ecuador, most visitors head straight to Quito, one of the oldest cities in both North and South America. Bring an extra suitcase on your Ecuador trip –one of the largest and most colorful open markets in South America is located in Quito, at the top of a volcano. Guayaquil is the country’s most populous city. Some travelers who made the trip to Guayaquil say it’s one of the more up-and-coming cities in South America. Hop off your long flight to Ecuador and take a walk along the river boardwalk, also known as the Malecon 2000, and enjoy the galleries, museums, and restaurants. For the adventurous traveler, hop on an Ecuador flight to the jungle and take in one of the most diverse tropical rainforests in the world.
If your Ecuador visit only allows enough time to see the Galapagos Islands, rest assured it’s an experience worth having. Like most tourists, it’s likely that after a visit to the islands additional trips to Ecuador are in the near future.
Ecuador is located in South America, Southeast of the United States. Flight times from the US to Ecuador depend on a number of factors. First of all, the city you are flying into makes a difference. There are two main airports in Ecuador: The Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in the capital city of Quito and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. Flight times vary depending on what US city you are departing from, but the most common trip to Ecuador is from New York to Guayaquil. This flight takes 8h 04m. The average flight time from the United States to Ecuador is 10h 07m.
Direct flights to Ecuador help to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to get there from the United States. Several major US cities offer direct flights with no stops. These cities include New York, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Direct flights departing these cities will arrive at one of two arrival points in Ecuador, at the two international airports. Nonstop flights will land in either Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.
Once you’re in Ecuador, you’ll need to get around. There are multiple options for getting around the city. Once you land at one of the two main international airports, the cheapest option for travel is the bus system. Both airports are located in close proximity to the main bus terminal in each city. For a higher price, you can rent a car or take a taxi throughout the country. For those who are looking to go to the Galapagos Islands, you must first fly into Ecuador to either Quito or Guayaquil. From there, you can take a flight to San Cristobal Airport (SCY) on San Cristobal Island or Seymour Airport (GPS) on Baltra Island.
Ecuador has a lot of things to do for travelers of all ages from the United States. After Finding Ecuador flight deals and getting to the country, visitors will have many activities and attractions to choose from. One of the most popular destinations in Ecuador is Cotopaxi National Park. In order to get there, tourists must first fly into Quito. From Quito, a bus can be taken from the main bus terminal on the Terminal Terrestre route to the El Chasqui entrance of the park. Another popular attraction in the equator, referred to as Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador. Getting there is a quick bus or taxi ride from Quito.
Travelers from the United States to Ecuador do not need to get a visa in order to enter the country. They will need to be able to show a valid United States passport. The passport must be in good standing for at least six months after the planned date of departure.
Ecuador has many different little climates. At the coast you’ll deal with heat and humidity all year round. The rainy season lasts from December to May. When you’re in the mountains, you’ll get cooler the higher you get. In the Amazon, the weather is hot, humid and wet, but the Galapagos Islands are dry all year with an average temperature of 77 F.