There are 3 ways to get from Guayaquil to Ambato by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Durán to Ambato

$26 - $30

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Guayaquil to Ambato 207 miles

Fly, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Quito (UIO) GYE - UIO
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato

$78 - $206

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The cheapest way to get from Guayaquil to Ambato is to bus which costs $26 - $30 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guayaquil to Ambato is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $210 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Guayaquil and Ambato is 179 km. The road distance is 331.2 km.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Ambato without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs $26 - $30.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Guayaquil to Ambato, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Guayaquil Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guayaquil to Ambato is 331 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Guayaquil to Ambato.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., TAME and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Guayaquil Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Guayaquil Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $18 - $23.

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Map of how to get from Guayaquil to Ambato.
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  • Distance: 111.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Ambato, Ecuador?

Cita Express operates a bus from Guayaquil to Ambato hourly. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Bus operators
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Durán to Ambato
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
transportescita.com
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andestransit.com
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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