There are 8 ways to get from Cali to Otavalo by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, drive  •  9 h 30 min

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

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Fly to Tumaco, drive  •  10 h

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

$96 - $232

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Bus Bolivariano  •  10 h 38 min

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

Bus Tiseca  •  15 h 7 min

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

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Cali to Otavalo 438.6 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Quito, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  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, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 30 min

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

Fly to Ipiales, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cali to Otavalo. However, there are services departing from Cali and arriving at Otavalo via Rumichaca, Ecuador and Ibarra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 7 min.

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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 15 h 7 min and costs .

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

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Cali to Otavalo bus services, operated by Tiseca, depart from Cali station.

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There is no direct flight from Cali Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min 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 12 h to drive from Cali to Otavalo.

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

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

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 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Cali to Quito via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Cali to Tumaco
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Cali to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cali to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Cali to Tumaco
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Cali to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $180
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Cali to Quito via Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Bus operators
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Tulcán to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Tiseca
Phone
+58 276 7713091
Website
tiseca.com.ve
Bus from Cali to Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
tiseca.com.ve
Alianza Internacional del Sur
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cali to Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Book at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.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
Transfer and Travel Colombia
Phone
0057 3168592837
Website
transfer-colombia.com
Shuttle from Pasto Airport (PSO) to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
transfer-colombia.com

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The best way to get from Cali to Cali Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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