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There are 4 ways to get from Ambato to Cuenca by bus, car or plane

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Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Cuenca, Ecuador Quito / ...

$6 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Cuenca Baños de Agua Santa

$24

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Ambato to Cuenca 205.1 miles

Bus, fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre de Ambato to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE

$80 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Ambato to Cuenca is to bus which costs $6 - $30 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ambato to Cuenca is to bus and fly which costs $80 - $250 and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambato and arriving at Cuenca, Ecuador. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Ambato and Cuenca is 189 km. The road distance is 328.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ambato to Cuenca without a car is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs $6 - $30.

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The bus from Ambato to Cuenca, Ecuador takes 7h 35m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ambato to Cuenca bus services, operated by EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes, depart from Ambato station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport is the direct flight which takes 52m.

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Ambato to Cuenca bus services, operated by EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes, arrive at Cuenca, Ecuador station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambato to Cuenca is 328 km. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Ambato to Cuenca.

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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 35m

What companies run services between Ambato, Ecuador and Cuenca, Ecuador?

EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes operates a bus from Ambato to Cuenca every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $19 and the journey takes 7h 35m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Schedules at
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Road
$8 - $11
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa De Transporte Union Yantzaza
Phone
+593 (96) 004 2963
Email
union.yantzaza@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cooperativayanzatza.com.ec
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Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+(593) 3 274.02.42
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
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Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Phone
+593 2 2477069 Quito / 6 2980728 Tulcan
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre de Ambato to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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TAME and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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