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Maracaibo Airport Informational Guide to La Chinita International Airport (MAR) - Non Official

Maracaibo Airport Bus

A bus ride to Maracaibo city centre from La Chinita International Airport takes on average 30 minutes. 

Friendly Tip

Public transportation at Maracaibo is not really efficient nor reliable.

safety advice

Given Venezuela’s crisis we do not recommend passengers to take public transportation to Maracaibo city centre given the lack of security at buses (mugging and pickpocketing are very likely to happen) and tourists are a common target of those crimes. 

Our recommendation is to take a taxi


Bus route MetroMara 17 connects La Chinita Airport to Altos de La Vanega Station, where passengers can take the metro and get to the city centre. 


Monday to Friday from 07:15 am to 06:00 pm.


- Altos de La Vanega
- Base Área Radael Urdaneta (BARU)
- Aeropuerto (Airport)


- Single ticket: 50 Bs
- Single ticket (Student): 15 Bs

Bus Terminal

For those passengers who wish to transfer to the bus terminal (Terminal de Pasajeros) at downtown Maracaibo, note that it is located 1 km southwest of the old town, concretely at Avenida 15. 

From there they can take long distance buses to Caracas, Merida and  further destinations within Venezuela.