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

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Fly, Trolebús  •  2h 39m

  1. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Quito (UIO) GYE - UIO
  2. Take the Trolebús from Terminal Carcelén to El Ejido

$50 - $197

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Bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Santo Domingo de los Colorados Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Alóag Pedernales / ...

$13 - $22

4 alternative options

Bus via Ambato  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Ambato Guayaquil / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ambato to Quito Ambato

$24 - $36

Bus #2  •  8h 20m

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

$13

Bus via Velasco Ibarra  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre Jaime Roldos Aguileras to El Empalme Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Quevedo to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe Quevedo / ...

$16 - $25

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Guayaquil to Quito 464.3 km

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guayaquil to Quito is to bus which costs $13 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Guayaquil to Quito is to fly and Trolebús which costs $45 - $200 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guayaquil to Quito. However, there are services departing from Guayaquil and arriving at Dos Puentes via Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Alóag and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 18m.

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The distance between Guayaquil and Quito is 268 km. The road distance is 464.3 km.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Quito without a car is to bus via Ambato which takes 7h 48m and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Guayaquil to Quito, including transfers.

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Guayaquil to Quito bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay, depart from Guayaquil station.

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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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Guayaquil to Quito bus services, operated by Cooperativa Aloag, arrive at Alóag station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guayaquil to Quito is 464 km. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from Guayaquil to Quito.

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  • Distance: 268.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a bus from Guayaquil to Quito via Guayaquil and Ambato in around 7h 48m.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $310
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Bus operators
Quito Alcaldía
Flota Pelileo
Email
fpelileo@hotmail.com
Website
flotapelileo.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
flotapelileo.com.ec
Book at
multipasajes.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Cita Express
Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay
Phone
(+593)-0236547894
Website
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Alóag
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Aloag
Phone
Quininde: +593-62736880.
Email
cooptransaloag1977@hotmail.com
Website
cooperativaaloag.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Alóag
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transporte Carlos Alberto Aray
Phone
Cuenca: +593 5-239-9726, Quito: +593 2-3824803, Esmeraldas:+593-6-2700311
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Alóag
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa De Transportes Interprovincial Caluma
Phone
+593(3)2974191, +593(3)2980798
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Alóag
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Putumayo
Phone
+593 062832434, Quito: +593-23824807
Bus from Santo Domingo, Ecuador to Alóag
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi
Rutas Empalmeñas
Phone
Guayaquil (+593)- 42130635 +(593)04-2130635.Balzar +(593) 0939139060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre Jaime Roldos Aguileras to El Empalme
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
rutasempalmenas.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Macuchi
Phone
593 03 2688142
Email
transmacuchi@transmacuchi.com
Bus from Quevedo to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
transmacuchi.com

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

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There are 646+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Guayaquil Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $11 - $14.

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