There are 6 ways to get from Esmeraldas to Quito by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Esmeraldas (ESM) to Quito (UIO) ESM - UIO

$189 - $432

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Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Tachina to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito

$4

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Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tachina to La Concordia
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe

$10 - $14

Bus Trans Esmeraldas S.A.  •  5 h 55 min

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

$9 - $11

Bus Transporteszaracay  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Esmeraldas to Quito

$10 - $11

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Esmeraldas to Quito 237.1 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Esmeraldas and arriving at Quito. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Esmeraldas and Quito is 182 km. The road distance is 379.4 km.

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The best way to get from Esmeraldas to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Esmeraldas to Quito, including transfers.

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Esmeraldas to Quito bus services, operated by Cita Express, depart from Tachina station.

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The best way to get from Esmeraldas to Quito is to fly which takes 1 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Esmeraldas Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Esmeraldas to Quito bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, arrive at Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Esmeraldas to Quito is 379 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Esmeraldas to Quito.

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TAME offers flights from Esmeraldas Airport to Quito Airport.

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Map of how to get from Esmeraldas to Quito.
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  • Distance: 114 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

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

TAME flies from Esmeraldas to Quito once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Esmeraldas to Quito via La Concordia, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Esmeraldas to Quito
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Bus operators
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Tachina to La Concordia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Tachina to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay
Phone
(+593)-0236547894
Website
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
bus
Bus from Esmeraldas to Quito
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com

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The best way to get from Esmeraldas to Esmeraldas Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs .

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