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There are 4 ways to get from Cotacachi to Quito 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.

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Bus TACA Andina  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Ibarra

$16 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transporte Los Lagos  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cotacachi to Quito - Terminal Carcelén Cotacachi

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 36m

  1. Take a taxi from Cotacachi to Quito 71.7 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Cotacachi to Quito 71.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Cotacachi to Quito is to bus which costs $4 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Cotacachi to Quito is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cotacachi to Quito. However, there are services departing from Cotacachi and arriving at El Ejido via Terminal Carcelén. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Cotacachi and Quito is 65 km. The road distance is 114.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cotacachi to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 2h 1m and costs $16 - $18.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Cotacachi to Quito, including transfers.

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Cotacachi to Quito bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transporte Los Lagos, depart from Cotacachi station.

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Cotacachi to Quito bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transporte Los Lagos, arrive at Quito - Terminal Carcelén station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cotacachi to Quito is 115 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Cotacachi to Quito.

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There are 841+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

What companies run services between Cotacachi, Ecuador and Quito, Ecuador?

TACA Andina operates a bus from Cotacachi to Quito hourly. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Bus operators
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transporte Los Lagos
Phone
+593 6-292-0382
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cotacachi to Quito - Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cotacachi to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Radio Taxi Express
Phone
+593-6-264-3500
Cooperativa de Taxis Ibarra
Phone
+593 6-295-1600

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