There are 7 ways to get from Ambato to Otavalo by bus, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

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

$6

Cheapest option

Bus via Latacunga  •  4 h 33 min

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

$5

5 alternative options

Bus Expreso Baños  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Otavalo

$9

Bus Tourisanfrancisco  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Otavalo

$10

Bus Tourisanfrancisco #2  •  5 h 38 min

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

$9

Taxi  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ambato to Otavalo 146.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ambato to Otavalo 146.8 miles

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

You can take a bus from Ambato to Otavalo via Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén and Quito Terminal Carcelén in around 3 h 43 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
Bus from Latacunga to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo
Website
transportesotavalo.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transporte Los Lagos
Phone
+593 6-292-0382
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Carcelen, Avenida General Eloy Alfaro, Ponceano, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Ambato to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.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
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Turismo del Norte
Phone
+593 6-295-5730
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ambato to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Cooperativa de Automoviles Espejo
Phone
+593 3-282-1166

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ambato to Otavalo?

The distance between Ambato and Otavalo is 170 km. The road distance is 235 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ambato to Otavalo?

The cheapest way to get from Ambato to Otavalo is to bus which costs $5 and takes 4 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ambato to Otavalo?

The quickest way to get from Ambato to Otavalo is to taxi which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $120 - $150.

Is there a direct bus between Ambato and Otavalo?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambato and arriving at Otavalo. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Ambato to Otavalo?

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Ambato to Otavalo, including transfers.