Quito's new airport is state of the art and will have a modern on-site hotel by the end of the year. It is however, a long trek from Quito. The old airport in the City has been closed and is being transformed into a large park with lake.
Another port of entry is Guayaquil, which has a modern airport that includes the typical amenities such as restaurants and duty-free shopping. The airport is located a few minutes north from downtown.
Quito airport charges an international departure tax of $40.80. The tax is $26 from Guayaquil. This tax is already included in the cost of the flight.
The amazing Galapagos Islands are one of the Ecuadorian provinces and have two airports, one of which is on Baltra and the other is on San Cristobal. Aerogal is the name of the airline which flies to Galapagos. All the flights are through the mainland Ecuador.
There are no international train services into Ecuador. The national railroad from Quito to Guayaquil Via Lactacunga and Riobamba is being rebuilt, but in the meantime, several sections are running for tourists. The most popular is the the Alausi to Nariz del Diablo section this has resumed service in 2011 after a 4.6 million dollar renovation.