There are 5 ways to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly, taxi  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cuenca (CUE) to Quito (UIO) CUE - UIO
  2. Take a taxi from Quito to Quito

$82 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus Flota Imbabura  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Quito Terminal Carcelén Terminal Carcelén

$14

3 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Quito Terminal Quitumbe Terminal Quitumbe

$14 - $21

Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cañar to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe

$17 - $20

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito 290.3 miles

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

Flota Imbabura operates a bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito twice daily. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
032521061 GERENCIA 03 – 2521068 – 099227581 • AMBATO 03 – 2521 061
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
facebook.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Cañar to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Quito
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Rueda Taxi
Phone
+593 2-321-2000

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito?

The distance between Cuenca, Ecuador and Quito is 301 km. The road distance is 465 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito?

The cheapest way to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito is to bus which costs $14 and takes 6 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito?

The quickest way to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 49 min and costs $80 - $250.

Is there a direct bus between Cuenca, Ecuador and Quito?

No, there is no direct bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito. However, there are services departing from Cuenca and arriving at El Ejido via Terminal Carcelén. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito?

It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito, including transfers.