Cochabamba Airport

I thought you might enjoy seeing what the Cochabamba airport looks like. Jorge Wilstermann International Airport in Cochabamba, Bolivia is not large by any means, but it is well-equipped. It has a café, restrooms, souvenir shops, WIFI throughout, an information booth, a travel agency, baggage wrapping, a money exchange house, ATM machines (VISA, Master Card, American Express, Electron, Maestro, Cirrus), a couple of cellphone stores where you can purchase calling cards, 24-hour medical service, a VIP room for first-class passengers, public phones, and an express courier.

The airport is pretty modern in terms of infrastructure. Unfortunately, the airlines themselves are still very unorganized. The lines are long and the airlines don't tend to separate passengers by destination. So if one airline has several flights leaving at around the same time, you may be waiting in line behind a lot of people who are on a different flight than yours.

There is no automated check-in so you still have to check in at the counter. You also have to pay an airport tax after you've checked in. For Bolivian citizens and residents the tax on national flights is Bs. 15 and on international flights it's US$25.00. It may be higher for non-resident foreigners, I'm not sure.

The airport is managed by a company called SABSA. You can view today's weather, a map and flight information on this page:

Jorge Wilstermann International Airport
Cochabamba - Bolivia
Phone: (591-4) 412-0400

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Sep 10, 2018
SIM card
by: Anonymous

Hi, do you know if it is possible to get a Bolivian SIM /chip at Cochabamba Airport? I am in Bolivia for 6 months from October and want a Bolivian SIM for my phone. Thanks!

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