There are 4 ways to get from Ambato to Ibarra by bus or car

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Bus Cooperativa Tax Gacela  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre de Ambato to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelén

$8

3 alternative options

Bus Cita Express  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Ibarra Baños de Agua Santa

$8 - $13

Bus via Quito, Terminal Quitumbe  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe Riobamba
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Ibarra Carcelén

$9 - $10

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ambato to Ibarra 161.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Ambato to Ibarra is to bus which costs $8 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ambato to Ibarra is to bus which costs $8 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambato and arriving at Ibarra. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ambato and Ibarra is 186 km. The road distance is 257.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ambato to Ibarra without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $8.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Ambato to Ibarra, including transfers.

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Ambato to Ibarra bus services, operated by Cooperativa Tax Gacela, depart from Terminal Terrestre de Ambato station.

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Ambato to Ibarra bus services, operated by TACA Andina, arrive at Otavalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambato to Ibarra is 258 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Ambato to Ibarra.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Ibarra. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Ambato to Ibarra via Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén, Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen, Otavalo, and Otavalo in around 4 h 58 min.

Bus operators
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
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Ambato to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Unidos
Bus from Ambato to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
bus
Bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Ambato to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Expreso Turismo del Norte
Phone
+593 6-295-5730
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi
Phone
593 99 195 2081
Email
transportesaerotaxi@yahoo.com
Website
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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