There are 6 ways to get from Ambato to Otavalo by bus 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.

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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 Expreso Baños  •  4 h 37 min

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

$6 - $7

4 alternative options

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

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Unidos  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Ambato to Otavalo

$13

Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  6 h 17 min

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

$7 - $11

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ambato to Otavalo 146.8 miles

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Ambato to Otavalo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs .

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambato to Otavalo is 235 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Ambato to Otavalo.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Otavalo. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ambato to Otavalo.
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  • Distance: 106 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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
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
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
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Quito- Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Ambato to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+(593) 3 274.02.42
Bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Sangay Cooperativa de Transportes
Bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book 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 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
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Ambato to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$3 - $4
Centinela del Oriente Cooperativa de Transporte
Phone
+593(03)2886757, +593(03)288518, +593(03)2886279
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ambato to Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
032521061 GERENCIA 03 – 2521068 – 099227581 • AMBATO 03 – 2521 061
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Bus from Ambato to Quito Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
facebook.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

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