There are 5 ways to get from Cuenca to Quito by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cuenca (CUE) to Quito (UIO) CUE - UIO

$82 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$10 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus Facebook  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Quito

$29

Bus Flota Imbabura  •  9 h 15 min

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

$15 - $26

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cuenca to Quito 290.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Cuenca to Quito is to bus which costs $15 - $26 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cuenca to Quito is to fly which costs $80 - $250 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Cuenca and Quito is 302 km. The road distance is 465.4 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Cuenca to Quito, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cuenca and arriving at Quito. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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There are 767+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cuenca to Quito.
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  • Distance: 188.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

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

LATAM Ecuador and TAME fly from Cuenca to Quito 5 times a day. Alternatively, operates a bus from Cuenca to Quito twice daily. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Cuenca to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
andestransit.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, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
facebook.com

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