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How To Get From La Paz Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 20th, 2022 at 03:57 pm

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We will write how to get from La Paz airport to city center. The distance from El Alto La Paz Airport to city center is 10 kilometers. Click here to book online Bolivia activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from La Paz airport to city center is around 15-20 minutes. The taxi fare from La Paz airport to La Paz city center will be around 80 BOB which is around €8-10.

The cheapest way from La Paz airport to city center is by bus for 6 BOB which is around €1. The travel time by bus from La Paz airport to La Paz city center is around 45 minutes.

You can also rent a car in La Paz airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT LA PAZ AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at La Paz airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in La Paz. Read here Bolivia sim card for tourist, best Bolivia eSim and Bolivia travel tips

You can find the cheapest Bolivia eSim with Airalo Bolivia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and $16 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $23 USD with 3 GB data and $36 USD with 5 GB data. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly eSim Bolivia for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Peru valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER. GigSky Bolivia eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days. For $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

WHERE TO STAY IN LA PAZ

You can stay in a private hostels room will cost at least $10 to $15 USD a night. The best value in the country are family run hotels which are often called Hostals or Alojamientos. You can get for $30-50 USD a mid-budget accommodation in Bolivia. For $50 USD and up but it will make you feel at home and comfortable.

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LA PAZ AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRPORT BUS LA PAZ AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from La Paz airport to city center is by bus. The Bus 212 is leaving from El Alto International Airport to city center and runs every 15 minutes from 6 am until 9 pm. Check Bus 212 La Paz schedule and route!

The Bus 212 fare from La Paz airport to city center is 6 BOB which is less than €1 and you can pay by cash to the bus driver. The bus travel time from El Alto International Airport to city center is around 45 minutes. The buses are leaving at Arrivals at La Paz airport you will see them easily.

The City Bus 212 is passing by Plaza San Francisco and up Avenida 16 de Julio always around Sopocachi in La Paz area is a great place to stay.

The final stop of the bus from El Alto International Airport to city center is Isabel la Católica Square (Plaza Isabel la Católica) in Sopocachi area where you can go the walking distance to most of the places of accommodation in city center.

SHARED VAN LA PAZ AIRPORT TO CITY

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You can go by shared van from La Paz airport to city center. The van fare from El Alto International Airport to city center is around 5 BOB (depending the luggage and how many people) which is less than €1 per person.

It’s great if you are traveling alone since it will bring you to your hotel for a cheaper price than a taxi. You will have to wait until there are a few people in the van.

The travel time by van from La Paz airport to downtown will be around 40 minutes. You can find them in the airport with the sign Aeropuerto which means Airport in the Spanish language.

BY TAXI FROM LA PAZ AIRPORT TO LA PAZ CITY CENTER

If you go from La Paz airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from La Paz airport to downtown is around 15-20 minutes.

The taxi fare from La Paz airport to La Paz city center is around 80 BOB which is €8-10. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LA PAZ AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

If you are ordering Uber in La Paz you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around 50-80 BOB which is around €5-10 depending on your destination and time of the day from La Paz airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT LA PAZ AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at La Paz airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in La Paz and planning to move around. It will take you 20 minutes to get to La Paz from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LA PAZ AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to La Paz. Prices are around €27 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7 per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LA PAZ AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from La Paz airport to city center is by bus or shared van for less than $1 USD if you are traveling on a budget and with not so much luggage.

If you prefer more comfort you can go by taxi or private transfer which is a great idea if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL LA PAZ

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You can stay in a private hostel room will cost at least $10 to $15 USD a night in La Paz. The best value in the country is family-run hotels which are often called Hostals or Alojamientos. You can get it for $30-50 USD a mid-budget accommodation in Bolivia. For $50 USD and up but it will make you feel at home and comfortable.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BOLIVIA

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You can look for local food stalls or food shops that sell a meal for at least $2 USD to $3 USD it means 15-20 BOB. Most of the dishes are with meat and chicken, though. So be prepared for that.

As street food saltenas empanadas and bolivianas are served all over the country as cheap as half a dollar. On average, $10 USD a day is a good food budget travel in Bolivia. You can afford to go to local restaurants since is affordable.

BEST TIME TO VISIT BOLIVIA

The best time to visit Bolivia is during the months of May to October. This is because the dry weather brings sapphire skies and fewer travel disruptions. Keep in mind that this period is also the peak season for tourism. The majority of the festivals fall from February to April. Carnivals and Easter fall on this month resulting in heavy traffic and closed attractions.

If you are up for adventure including trekking and hiking, the best months for you are June to July. In these months, days are shorter but usually sunny, and the skies are crystal clear.

Click here to check the weather in Bolivia.

CASH AND ATMS IN BOLIVIA

Up until 1963, the currency of Bolivia is Boliviano, and then it was changed to the Bolivian Peso. But in 1986, it was changed back to Bolivian Boliviano (BOB) because of the New Economy Policy.

More or less, 1 USD = 7 BOB. There are many currency exchange outlets all over Bolivia. There are a lot of ATMs in the country and it is always near banks. Always keep that in mind so you will not have a hard time finding where to withdraw your money. Click here to know the exact exchange rate

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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