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Santa Cruz Airport

Santa Cruz International Airport has one passenger terminal with a single long runway. Currently, expansions are being planned to increase the number of terminals and runways. The terminal operates both international and domestic flights and has a Main Hall and a Departure Hall.

santa cruz Airport Information

El Trompillo Airport Address
Ave La Barranca 137
Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Enquiries Number: 591 75546994

EI Trompillo Airport, santa-cruz

Located at around 17 kilometers from the Santa Cruz de la Sierra city center and 1,225 feet above sea level, the Santa Cruz International Airport is named as Viru Viru International Airport. It’s the largest, the most modern, and the busiest airport in Bolivia. The airport first opened in 1983. It handles domestic as well as many international flights operating more than 13 airlines to various destinations. The total airport passengers from the airport in the year 2015 came up to 2,384,746.

Terminals Trivia

The Main Hall has most of the facilities, shops, and the information counters. Boliviana de Aviación has its hub at this airport and operates many flights to the various destinations world-wide.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Viru Viru International Airport offers many facilities for a pleasant travel. Shopping can be done at the duty-free shops in the airport offering a variety of branded items such as apparels, gifts, books, alcohol, and confectioneries. Some other shops include Titanium Jewelry, Pradell Jewelery, and Jewelery Minas Anahí. A restaurant, some cafes, vending machines, and snack bars are also available at the airport for food and beverages. Some of them are the Brazilian Coffee and Starbucks. There is a lounge with various facilities called VIP Lounge Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located near door 6, in the pre-boarding international area. There are also Nap Rooms for relaxing at the airport that can be either pre-booked or booked in the airport. Another lounge at the airport is The Lounge VIP located near the International Departures accessible with a pass.

Apart from these the other services to make your stay and travel comfortable include free Wi-Fi, luggage storing spaces, ATMs, wheelchairs and assistance, information booths, 24 hours medical aid assistance, currency exchange counters, information desks, and many more.

Transport Facilities

Many transport options are available to take you from the Viru Viru International Airport to the city. Taxis are the most comfortable and convenient option to travel to the city. These are available outside the terminals 24 hours and the prices are advisable to be fixed prior travel. Several rental car companies such as Avis and Hertz offering a large variety of vehicles are present at the airport with their information counters inside the airport area.

Micros or the mini-buses from the airport are a regular way of transport and charge much lesser than the taxi or the rental cars. These take around 30 minutes to reach the city center. There are also shared taxis and local buses doing rounds from the airport to the various parts of the city and can be taken by fixing the costs.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Many good hotels can be found in the nearby areas of Santa Cruz Airport. Some of the luxurious hotels are Sun Hotel, Hotel Terranova Suites, Casa por Temporadas, Radisson Hotel Santa Cruz, Hotel Rio Selva Resort Santa Cruz, Camino Real Hotel, Royal Lodge Hotel, Hotel LP Equipetrol, Hotel Casa Blanca, and Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center. Some of the budget hotels are El Egregor, Gran Hotel Canada, Hotel Plaza Center, Hotel Tropical Inn, and Hotel Libertador Simon Bolivar.

Explore Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz de la Sierra city is the second-largest city of Bolivia, located in the sub-tropical regions of the country. It offers a variety of tourist attractions that include Jesuit Missions, Park Amboro, Noel Kempff, CineCenter, Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Plaza 24 de Septiembre, Yvaga Guazú, Piraí river, Nicks Adventures Bolivia, La Rinconada, San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Reserve, Ventura Mall, and Supermarkets.


Q. What are the must-see attractions around Santa Cruz?
A. You should not miss out on seeing one of the most famous soccer academy in the world – Academia de Futbol Tahuichi Aguilera.

Q. Does Santa Cruz have local trains for transport?
A. Ferroviaria Oriental S.A. is a bolivian train company that offers transportation services in and around Santa Cruz.

Q. Can I get honeymoon special package for Santa Cruz?
A. There are multiple tours and travels agency that provide intriguing and exciting private honeymoon packages.

Q. How much does a cruise down the Amazon river cost?
A. The average cruise trip is priced at INR 45,000 and above and depends on the number of travelers and the length of the cruise itself.

Q. Is there any nightlife in Santa Cruz?
A. Bar Vader (a cigar bar), The Maroon Club (discotheque), and Zen Pub (karaoke) are some of the most interesting places to hang out in the city by night.

Q. What are some popular eating joints in Santa Cruz?
A. Jardin de Asia Restaurant & Lounge, Piegari Restaurant, and Hanzo Peruvian Japanese Cuisine are some of the best fine dining outlets in the city.

Q. Which are some good restaurants for Indian food in Santa Cruz?
A. Unfortunately, there are no restaurants in the city that serves quality Indian food.

Q. What are the best places to visit with kids in Santa Cruz?
A. You can visit the Museo Guarani and even the local zoo with your children. It is a small but fascinating and professionally presented exhibition of Guaraní culture in front of the zoo. Look for the animal masks and tinajas (huge clay pots) used for making chicha.

Q. Are there any affordable Santa Cruz Holiday packages available on Yatra?
A. You can find guided tour packages for day trips through the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia and cost between INR 5000 and INR 15000.

Q. Are there any adventure tours in Santa Cruz?
A. You can choose to take a fishing tour in the Tsimane Jungle where the Amazon basin meets the Andes Mountains in indigenous Indian Territory.

Q. Can I find 4 star hotels near Lomas de Arena Regional Park?
A. Hotel Spa Santa Maria la Antigua and Casa Vida are two of the most popular hotels around Lomas de Arena Regional Park.

Q. How far is Lomas de Arena Regional Park from Viru Viru International Airport?
A. The 16km journey from the airport to Lomas de Arena Regional Park via Nuevo Palmar is roughly a half hour drive.

Q. How long does a Mumbai to Santa Cruz de la Sierra flight take?
A. The trip to Santa Cruz via London, Miami, and La Paz takes approximately 53 hours and 5 minutes.

Q. How can I reach Hotel Continental Park from Viru Viru International Airport?
A. You can either take a bus, book a cab or rent a car and drive to the hotel from the airport within 25 minutes.

Q. Are there buses available from Viru Viru International Airport to the city center?
A. Yes, there are buses and mini-buses plying between the airport and the city center.

Q. Are there any attractions near the Viru Viru International Airport?
A. Paseo Los Cusis – a large luxury shopping mall and Cathedral Museum of Sacred Art are the closest tourist attractions to the airport.

Q. Are there some good 3 star hotels near the city center?
A. Cosmopolitano Hotel Boutique, Hotel Las Palmas, and Hotel Canciller are some of the quality 3-star hotels around the Santa Cruz city center.

Q. What are some budget hotels near Plaza 24 de Septiembre in Santa Cruz?
A. Hotel Plaza 24 and Hostal Doña Alicia are among the best budget hotels in this area.

Q. How far from Viru Viru International Airport is the Ventura Mall?
A. This shopping complex is located approximately 16kms from the airport.

 Q. What are the top rated 5-star hotels in Dubai?
A. Hotel Rio Selva Resort Santa Cruz and Hampton by Hilton Santa Cruz are the best 5-start properties in Santa Cruz.

Q. How much would a room in a 4 star hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra cost?
A. Buganvillas Hotel Suites & Spa and Radisson Hotel Santa Cruz are among the top 4-star hotels in the city.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Santa Cruz where one can stay with family?
A. Casa Kopling, Hotel Libertador Simon Bolivar, and Las Palmas Hotel are some of the more economic places to stay with family in Santa Cruz.

Q. How long will it take to reach AquaLand from Viru Viru International Airport?
A. AquaLand, the only water park in the city, is approximately 3kms from the airport.

Q. I have heard a lot about Zoológico Municipal Noel Kempff Mercado, how far is it from the city center?
A. The biggest zoo in Santa Cruz is less than 5kms from the city center and will take less than 15 minutes to reach by car.

Q. What can I buy at the Viru Viru International Airport?
A. You can choose from a wide variety of luxury products like perfumes and cosmetics as well as consumables like alcohol and premium chocolates at the duty free store.

Q. Can I take a cab from Viru Viru International Airport to Lake Titicaca?
A. It is possible to travel to Lake Titicaca using a rented car. However, it might not be a good idea considering that it is over 850kms from the Santa Cruz city center.

Q. How far is La Rinconada from Viru Viru International Airport?
A. La Rinconada, a beautifully designed eco park, is about 23kms from the airport and takes about 45 minutes to reach by car.

Q. How can I travel from Viru Viru International Airport to the city center?
A. You can either hail a taxi or rent a personal vehicle from the airport to travel to the city center. Mini-buses also ferry passengers from the airport and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach.

Q. How far is the Hotel Continental Park from Viru Viru International Aiport?
A. The hotel is located approximately 17kms from the airport and takes less than 30 minutes to reach by car.

Q. What are some budget hotels near Viru Viru International Airport?
A. Hotel LP Santa Cruz Centro, Aparthotel Premium Suits II, and Hotel Terranova Suites are some of the more popular places to stay in and around Viru Viru International Airport.

Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Santa Cruz airport?
A. Boliviana de Aviación, Amaszonas, American Airlines, and TAM - Transporte Aéreo Militar are the most popular airlines that operate from Santa Cruz Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Santa Cruz airport?
A. Boliviana de Aviación, American Airlines, and Avianca are the cheap flights that operate from Santa Cruz Airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Santa Cruz airport?
A. The airport code for Santa Cruz Airport is VVI.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Santa Cruz airport? 
A. Santa Cruz to Miami is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Santa Cruz airport?
A. The first flight from Santa Cruz Airport is Copa Airlines CM 126, which takes off from the airport at 2:18 AM to Panama City.

Q. Which is the last flight from Santa Cruz airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Santa Cruz Airport is Boliviana de Aviación BoA OB 766 that leaves the airport at 10:45 PM to Miami.

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