There are 5 ways to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba by bus or car

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Bus Facebook  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Catamayo
  2. Take the bus from Catamayo to Malacatos Malacatos

$1 - $15

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Bus Unión Cariamanga Internacional  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador to Loja Amaluza
  2. Take the bus from Loja to Vilcabamba Zumba / ...

$8 - $11

Bus Viajeros Internacional  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Loja Ambato
  2. Take the bus from Loja to Vilcabamba Zumba / ...

$7 - $28

Bus via Oña  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cuenca to Oña
  2. Take the bus from Oña to Loja
  3. Take the bus from Loja to Vilcabamba

$16

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cuenca to Vilcabamba 162.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba is to bus which costs $8 - $11 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba is to bus which costs $1 - $15 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cuenca to Vilcabamba. However, there are services departing from Cuenca and arriving at Vilcabamba via Catamayo and Malacatos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Cuenca and Vilcabamba is 153 km. The road distance is 259.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $1 - $15.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba, including transfers.

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Cuenca to Vilcabamba bus services, operated by , depart from Cuenca station.

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Cuenca to Vilcabamba bus services, operated by Catamayo Express, arrive at Malacatos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cuenca to Vilcabamba is 260 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Cuenca to Vilcabamba.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Vilcabamba. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cuenca to Vilcabamba.
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  • Distance: 95.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Cuenca to Vilcabamba via Catamayo and Malacatos in around 5 h 24 min.

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Bus from Cuenca to Catamayo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Catamayo Express
Phone
257 8795
Email
catamayoexpress@hotmail.com
Website
catamayoexpress.com
Bus from Catamayo to Malacatos
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $15
Schedules at
catamayoexpress.com
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Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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Book at
andestransit.com
Transportes Vilcabambaturis Cia. Ltda.
Phone
+593 95 884 9991
Bus from Loja to Vilcabamba
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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Cooperativa de Transportes Nambija
Phone
+593 072315177
Bus from Loja to Vilcabamba
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
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Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Cuenca to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Cuenca to Oña
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Oña to Loja
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Transporte Ejecutivo San Luis
Phone
+593 7-282-3230
Bus from Cuenca to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
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