There are 5 ways to get from Ambato to Cuenca by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Facebook  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Riobamba
  2. Take the bus from Riobamba to Cuenca Loja / ...

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  5 h 45 min

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

$6 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Patria  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Riobamba
  2. Take the bus from Riobamba to Cuenca

$9 - $13

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ambato to Cuenca 205.1 miles

Bus, fly  •  4 h 15 min

  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

$73 - $237

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambato to Cuenca is to bus which costs $9 - $13 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ambato to Cuenca is to bus and fly which costs $70 - $240 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Ambato to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambato and arriving at Cuenca, Ecuador. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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

You can take a bus from Ambato to Cuenca via Riobamba in around 5 h 13 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Ambato to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Ambato to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre de Ambato to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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