There are 7 ways to get from Esmeraldas to Quito by plane, 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  •  1 h 31 min

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

$88 - $311

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

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 Trans Esmeraldas S.A. #2  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre to Quito -Terminal Quitumbe Quito / ...

$9 - $19

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Esmeraldas to Quito is to bus which costs $4 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Esmeraldas to Quito is to fly which costs $85 - $320 and takes 1 h 31 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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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Esmeraldas to Quito, including transfers.

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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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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
Trans Esmeraldas S.A.
Phone
+ 593 2 623 763
Email
administrativo@transesmeraldas.com
Website
transesmeraldas.com
Bus from Esmeraldas to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre to Quito -Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre to Quito- Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.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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