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There are 7 ways to get from Cusco to Ecuador by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Quito  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Quito (UIO) CUZ - UIO

$248 - $748

Cheapest option

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Lima Javier Prado Cusco
  2. Take the bus from Lima Javier Prado to Quito Via Quito

$126 - $245

5 alternative options

Fly to Guayaquil  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Guayaquil (GYE) CUZ - GYE

$184 - $654

Fly to Tumbes  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Tumbes (TBP) CUZ - TBP

$255 - $608

Bus Skybus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Lima Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Quito Via Cucuta / ...

$233

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Quito Via Bogota

$145 - $440

Drive  •  43 h

  1. Drive from Cusco to Quito 1863.4 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Ecuador is to bus which costs $120 - $250 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Ecuador is to fly which costs $240 - $750 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Ecuador. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Dos Puentes via Lima and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Cusco and Ecuador is 1581 km. The road distance is 2981.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Ecuador without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $233.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Cusco to Ecuador, including transfers.

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Cusco to Ecuador bus services, operated by Expreso Los Chankas, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Ecuador is to fly which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $240 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $233 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Ecuador bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Quito station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Ecuador.
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  • Distance: 987.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Ecuador?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and five other airlines fly from Cusco to Quito hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Quito via Lima and Terminal Quitumbe in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Juliaca, Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Lima
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Juliaca, Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cuzco to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Cuzco to Tumbes via Arequipa, Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Cuzco to Tumbes via Puerto Maldonado, Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Lima, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cuzco to Quito via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cuzco to Guayaquil via Lima, Quito
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Bus operators
Expreso Los Chankas
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lima to Quito
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$205
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Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Quito
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
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Bus from Cusco to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
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Regular in Advance
$24 - $35
Regular
$35 - $50
VIP
$45 - $65
Bus from Lima Javier Prado to Quito
Ave. Duration
35 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$18 - $26
Regular
$28 - $40
VIP
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Ecuador is 2981 km. It takes approximately 43 h to drive from Cusco to Ecuador.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Quito Airport.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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