There are 6 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 20 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

Cheapest option

Bus via Latacunga  •  4 h 10 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 Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo

$7

4 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Unidos  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Otavalo

$13

Bus Tourisanfrancisco  •  6 h 41 min

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

$9 - $10

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambato to Otavalo is to bus which costs $7 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Ambato and Otavalo is 170 km. The road distance is 234.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Ambato to Otavalo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambato and arriving at Otavalo. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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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 Terrestre Carcelen in around 3 h 20 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
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 Latacunga
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Unidos
Bus from Ambato to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
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
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 Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.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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