From the airport airlines operate domestic, regional and international flights to the rest of the Americas and Europe. In contrast to La Paz and the other key Bolivian cities situated high in the Andes, Santa Cruz lies at an altitude of 416 meters, therefore its climate is particularly tropical.
From the UK passengers can travel from London Gatwick with Air Europa via Madrid, with Iberia from London also via Madrid and onwards connecting with BOA to Viru Viru thanks to the code-share agreement. Furthermore, it is also possible to reach the airport with British Airways to Miami and onwards connecting with American Airlines. The airport is the main hub for BOA Boliviana de Aviacion airline. The airport is open 24 hours.
Major airlines have daily flights to 30 different destinations from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, primarily to La Paz, Sucre and Cochabamba. Flights to international cities are also daily, with main cities such as Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid and Miami among others.
There is complimentary free Wi-Fi available throughout the airport. Simply select ”Entel” from your smartphone, laptop or tablet and follow the instructions.
Viru Viru International Airport is located within the province Warnes - 17 km (10.3 miles) from the Santa Cruz de la Sierra city center.
The Airport is easily accessible by car from motorway 7 (Santa Cruz-Montero). To get into the inner city from the airport travellers have two choices. The first the taxi service which charge approximately USD10 and takes approximately 20 minutes. The second choice is by mini-bus for a cost approximately USD2, there are three buses per hour.
Viru Viru is a mid-size international airport with a single passenger’s terminal alienated into a domestic and an international area, therefore connections are very straightforward.
Irrespective of the class of service passengers are flying, there are airport lounges that can be accessible by paying at the door, booking a day lounge pass or through a lounge membership program such as Priority Pass. In this guide with give you an overview of all lounges existing at Santa Cruz Viru Viru airport.
- Viru Viru International Lounge Main Terminal Airside, End of Pre-boarding International Area. Open 24 hours. Access for customer who are members of priority pass, alternatively pre-booking is also available for £22 for a maximum stay of 3 hours. Click here for more information.
- Viru Viru Domestic Lounge: Airside Domestic Pre-Boarding Area, 2nd Floor by Side Gate 3. Open from 06:00 to 23:00. Access for customer who are members of priority pass, alternatively pre-booking is also available for £22 for a maximum stay of 3 hours. Click here for more information.
- VIP Lounge Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Airside located in the Pre-Boarding International Area, at the end near door 6. International flights only. Open 24 hours. Access for customer who are members of priority pass, alternatively pay at the door only subject to availability. Click here for more information.