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There are 9 ways to get from Cali to Otavalo by bus, car or plane

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, drive  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Ipiales Ipiales / ...
  2. Drive from Ipiales to Otavalo

Cheapest option

Fly to Tumaco, drive  •  10h

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Tumaco (TCO) CLO - TCO
  2. Drive from Tumaco to Otavalo

$96 - $232

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Bus Bolivariano  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Ipiales Ipiales / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tulcán to Otavalo

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Ipiales Bogotá / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra Via Cucuta / ...

Bus Tiseca  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Rumichaca Via Arequipa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra Via Cucuta / ...

Drive  •  12h

  1. Drive from Cali to Otavalo 438.6 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Quito, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Quito (UIO) CLO - UIO
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo

$242 - $543

Fly to Pasto, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Pasto (PSO) CLO - PSO
  2. Take the bus from Pasto to Ipiales
  3. Take the bus from Tulcán to Otavalo

Fly to Ipiales, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Ipiales (IPI) CLO - IPI
  2. Take the bus from Tulcán to Otavalo

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The cheapest way to get from Cali to Otavalo is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Cali to Otavalo is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $550 and takes 7h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cali to Otavalo. However, there are services departing from Cien Palos and arriving at Otavalo via Cali, Rumichaca, Ecuador and Ibarra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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The distance between Cali and Otavalo is 405 km. The road distance is 701.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cali to Otavalo without a car is to bus which takes 13h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 30m to get from Cali to Otavalo, including transfers.

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Cali to Otavalo bus services, operated by Expreso Internacional Ormeño, depart from Cali station.

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There is no direct flight from Cali Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Cali to Otavalo bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Ibarra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cali to Otavalo is 702 km. It takes approximately 12h to drive from Cali to Otavalo.

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Map of how to get from Cali to Otavalo.
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  • Distance: 253.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 30m

What companies run services between Cali, Colombia and Otavalo, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Cali to Otavalo via Ipiales and Tulcán in around 10h 38m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Cali to Quito via Bogota, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Cali to Tumaco
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Cali to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cali to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Cali to Tumaco
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Cali to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Cali to Quito via Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Bus operators
Bolivariano
Phone
+57 1 424-90-90 / +57 4 6042295
Email
contactenos@bolivariano.com.co
Website
bolivariano.com.co
Bus from Cali to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
bolivariano.com.co
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bolivariano.com.co
Regular
$22 - $35
Premium
$23 - $35
Bus from Pasto to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Schedules at
bolivariano.com.co
Book at
bolivariano.com.co
Regular
$10 - $15
Premium
$8 - $11
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Tulcán to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tiseca
Phone
+58 276 7713091
Website
tiseca.com.ve
Bus from Cali to Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
tiseca.com.ve
Conexiones Siglo 21
Phone
+57 311 357 5623
Email
ayuda@conexionesiglo21.com
Website
conexionesiglo21.com
Bus from Cali to Rumichaca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
conexionesiglo21.com
Book at
conexionesiglo21.com
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cootranar
Phone
572 721 8989
Website
cootranar.com
Bus from Pasto to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
cootranar.com

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TAME, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cali Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Otavalo. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cali to Cali Airport is to bus which takes 40m and costs $1 - $8.

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