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

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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 Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$7 - $10

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Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  7 h 35 min

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

$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

$80 - $246

Questions & Answers

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 7 h 35 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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The best way to get from Ambato to Cuenca without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 13 min and costs .

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

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Ambato to Cuenca bus services, operated by , depart from Ambato station.

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

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Ambato to Cuenca bus services, operated by , arrive at Cuenca station.

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

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

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There are 207+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ambato to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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
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Bus from Ambato to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Bus from Ambato to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
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andestransit.com
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Ambato to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
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
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
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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
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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