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How to get from Managua Airport to the City Centre

Welcome to Managua! The capital of Nicaragua, and the largest city in the country, Managua sits on the beautiful shores of Lake Managua. This lively city has a history and cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years. From historical sites to bustling nightlife, there’s something for everyone in Managua. Some must-visit attractions include the National Museum, the Plaza de la República, the Managua Seawall, Tiscapa Lagoon Natural Reserve, and the Chiltepe Volcano!

To get from Managua Airport to Managua City, your only choice of transport is an airport taxi. On average, the taxi fare from Managua Airport to Managua is around €8.70 (NIO 350), and the ride takes 20-25 minutes. There is no public transport available to cover the journey.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Managua at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €22 25min 24/7
Taxi €8.70 25min 24/7

How to get from Managua Airport to the city centre by taxi

An airport taxi is the only available transport from Managua Airport to the city centre. It is an easy, convenient, and direct way to get from Managua Airport to Managua City in about 25 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis are available on a 24/7 basis, and the fare is usually around €8.70 (NIO 350) if you choose an official local cab.

Taxi fare from Managua Airport to the city centre

A taxi from Managua Airport to Managua takes 25 minutes in average traffic conditions, and the estimated fare is €8.70 (NIO 350). Though they are cheaper than most cabs in Europe and North America, their quality, cost, and reliability vary due to poor regulation, so visitors should only use licensed taxi services. Fares are calculated differently, with some using a taximeter and others requiring a price agreement with the driver.

As with most places, additional fees may apply based on the vehicle’s size and other applicable surcharges. To ensure reliable and comfortable private transport from Managua Airport to the city centre at a set and reasonable rate, you can consider booking an airport taxi advance with Welcome.

Cost

€8.70

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Managua Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

At the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA) of Managua, you can get a taxi from the taxi ranks just outside the Arrivals terminal.

Convenience

A taxi or private transfer is the only option for your transport from Managua Airport to the city centre. Nevertheless, it is a quick and comfortable way to reach your destination downtown, only taking about 25 minutes in regular traffic. Licensed taxis are readily available outside the airport on a 24/7 basis and can take you directly to the door of your hotel or apartment in Managua. To secure a competitive rate for a safe, reliable, and comfortable transfer with zero waiting times, you can book an airport taxi advance.

Editor’s Note

In Managua, shared taxis are common and you may need to negotiate a higher price for a private ride. Always agree on the fare before starting your trip.

Useful Tips

It is important to carry enough cash when using taxis in Managua as credit/debit cards are not widely accepted.
You don't have to tip your driver in Managua, but a 10% tip is appreciated if the service was good.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Managua. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€30.0
NIGHTTIME
€36.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Managua Airport to Managua?

The only options for transport from Managua Airport to the city centre are a taxi or private transfer. The average taxi fare from Managua Airport to Managua is €8.70 (NIO 350), and the duration of the journey is usually around 25 minutes. To guarantee your satisfaction, we recommend booking your airport taxi in Managua with Welcome.

How far is it from Managua Airport to Managua?

Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA) is about 11 km northeast of downtown Managua. With a airport taxi, the trip from Managua Airport to Managua takes roughly 25 minutes.

What’s the taxi cost to go from Managua Airport to Managua city centre?

A taxi or private transfer from Managua Airport takes about 25 minutes to reach the city for an estimated fare of €8.70 (NIO 350). However, as not all taxis use taximeters, the exact cost can vary depending on the operator.

We recommend booking a private Managua taxi in advance to secure a competitive rate with no hidden fees.

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