Taxis in Guayaquil are OLD and DIRTY!!! If you can find one that isn't a 1980 or older Lada, you are exceptionally lucky. With airconditioning? Buy a lottery ticket, because it MUST be your lucky day.
The best way to get a good taxi in Guayaquil is to call one of the many radio taxi services - such as Taxi Amigo, whose number is easy to remember 222-2222 or 233-3333.
Phone: 222-2222 or 233-3333
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Guayaquil have many international flight, Americain Airlines, Continental, Iberia, KLM, Avianca, Copa, and many more.
Transportation in Guayaquil is not a problem, you will find many taxi on the street or buses. The buses go for 25 cents, a taxi from the airport to downtown will cost you usually 2.50(around)how ever if you take a Taxi from the inside of the airport they will charge you around 4.$ ASK FOR THE PRICE before you get in so you wont have any surprise!
The city's main bus station, called Terminal Terrestre Jaime Roldos Aguilera, is located 2 KM north of the city center, just beyond the airport. The Station offers an abundance of ticket counters and bus companies. Fixed prices allow you to choose whatever bus company or travel times are most convenient. Some destinies have only one or two bus per day, Is recommended buy your ticket in advance.
Buses are Guayaquil's most efficient and economical form of transportation. Dozens of bus routes run from the city's center to its outskirts but no buses actually run within the center - walking or taxis are your only options. When in doubt, head to Malecón Avenue because the majority of the buses pass along Malecón during their route. In the evening, you are advised to carry limited luggage because petty theft is common.
Ask locals for the going rate and negotiate fares before entering taxis. Taxistas have been hurt by Ecuador's economic crisis as much as everyone else and will occasionally overcharge tourists. Don´t be afraid to get out of the car, there are plenty more taxis waiting to give you a ride.