There are 2 ways to get from Guayaquil to Machala by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Machala Guayaquil

$33 - $43

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Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Guayaquil to Machala 117.6 miles

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The distance between Guayaquil and Machala is 117 km. The road distance is 188.2 km.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Machala without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Guayaquil to Machala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guayaquil to Machala is 188 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Guayaquil to Machala.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Machala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Guayaquil to Machala.
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  • Distance: 73.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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

Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA operates a bus from Guayaquil to Machala 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h.

Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
+593 07 2937 874
Bus from Guayaquil to Machala
Ave. Duration
3 h
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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