Venezuela Arrival

Airplane: According to internetsailors, Aeropostal is the country’s largest airline with international flights to Havana, Bogota, Guayaquil, Miami, Lima, Port of Spain, Madrid, Santo Domingo and Quito. Lufthansa, United Airlines and British Airways, among others, fly from Europe.

Other airlines with destinations in Venezuela are:
Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europe, Air Canada, Alitalia, Air France, Avianca, American Airlines, Aserca, Conviasa, Caribbean Airlines, Continental Airlines, Cubana, Varig, Copa Airlines, KLM, Delta Airlines, Dutch Antilles Express, Lan, Iberia, TACA / LACSA, Santa Barbara and TAP Air Portugal.

Aeropostal and Caribean Airlines fly daily between Port of Spain and Caracas. Aeropostal and Rutaca also offer connections between Porlamar and Port of Spain.

Netherlands Antilles
Caribbean Airlines flies between Caracas and Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. There are also flights between Maracaibo, Aruba and Curaçao, as well as between Las Piedras (Punto Fijo) and Curaçao. Aeropostal flies from Caracas to Aruba and Curaçao. Aserca and Avior connect Caracas and Aruba. Aerocaribe Coro offers flights between Coro and Curaçao and between Las Piedras and Aruba. Prices for flights between the Netherlands Antilles and Venezuela start at $ 120 to $ 140 each way.

There are no direct flights between Venezuela and Guyana. You must fly with Caribean Airlines via Port of Spain (Trinidad).

Flights between Brazil and Venezuela are quite expensive, rarely a flight costs less than 800 US dollars. The Varig flies between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as well as Caracas. There are no direct flights between Manaus and Caracas or between Boa Vista and Santa Elena de Uairén.

Avianca and Aeropostal fly between Bogota and Caracas. Most of the flights between the two countries go via Caracas and Bogota. If you have enough time and you are close to the border, it is much cheaper to cross the border by land and then take a domestic flight from the first major border town to your desired destination.

The South American Airpassis offered by the airlines TAM and TAM Mercosul and is valid in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile (exception: Easter Island), Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay on all routes offered by these airlines. The South American Airpass is available for stays between 7 and 45 days, buyers must be outside of South America and have international round-trip travel. The Airpass must be purchased for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 countries, a maximum of 8 flight coupons are allowed (if a destination is Iguazú, the maximum number is 9). A maximum of 2 flight interruptions are allowed per country traveled. The flight route must be determined and reserved in advance. Flights may be rebooked, but the flight route cannot be changed after purchasing the Airpass.

The Oneworld Visit South America Pass is offered by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia and Qantas. He is in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay. Valid on all routes operated by participating airlines. The pass is only sold to people living outside of South America and is valid for a maximum of 6 months after arrival in South America. The minimum number of flight coupons for this Airpass is three, there is no maximum number. Infants younger than 2 years travel free of charge, but they are not entitled to a seat. The entire route must be determined before purchasing the Airpass. Change of route or flight date changes are chargeable. Cancellations before the start of the trip are subject to a fee, after the start of the trip there is no refund of the price.

Airports: Aeropuerto Internacional “Simon Bolivar” (CCS) is 26 km from Caracas. This is also where most of the international flights arrive in Venezuala. Buses and taxis run from the airport to the city center; the journey time is just over half an hour. Rental cars are also available.

The airport on Isla de Margarita is served by international charter flights, which mainly transport package holidaymakers.

Ship: The most important ports in Venezuela are La Guaira, Maracaibo, Puerto Cabello, Porlamar and Guanta as well as Ciudad Bolivar on the Orinoco River.

A weekly ferry connects Guiroa in Venezuela with Chaguaramas in Trinidad (west of Port of Spain). There are no longer any ferries between Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles.
Companies that offer cruises with a stop in Venezuela include Hapag Lloyd, AIDA and Cunard.

Rail: There are no rail connections between Venezuela and neighboring countries.

Car: Venezuela only has road links with Brazil and Colombia. There is no road to Guyana, you have to travel via Brazil.

There are four border crossings between Venezuela and Colombia : a popular route in the northwest connects Maicao in Colombia with Maracaibo in Venezuela. Even more travelers use the border crossing further south, between Cucuta and San Antonio del Tachira. The border crossing between Arauca and El Amparo de Apure can be dangerous due to Colombian rebel activities and is therefore rarely used.
A border crossing between Puerto Carreno (Colombia) and Puerto Paez (Venezuela) is located further outside the generally traveled routes.

There is only one road from Brazil to Venezuela: from Manaus in the Amazon region via Boa Vista (Brazil) to Santa Elena de Uairen (Venezuela). From Manaus you can also get to Venezuela via the Rio Negro (border crossing at San Simon de Cocuy).

After Guyana there is no road link.

Venezuela Arrival