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There are 4 ways to get from Guayaquil to Quito by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Quito (UIO) GYE - UIO

$84 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay  •  7 h 14 min

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

$14 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$15

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Guayaquil to Quito 290.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Guayaquil to Quito is to bus which costs $15 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guayaquil to Quito is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guayaquil to Quito. However, there are services departing from Guayaquil and arriving at La Mascota via Santo Domingo de los Colorados and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between Guayaquil and Quito is 268 km. The road distance is 464.4 km.

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The best way to get from Guayaquil to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 14 min and costs $14 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min 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 best way to get from Guayaquil to Quito is to fly which takes 1 h 43 min and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $18 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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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 Panamericana Internacional, arrive at Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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Map of how to get from Guayaquil to Quito.
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  • Distance: 167.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

TAME, LATAM Ecuador and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Guayaquil to Quito hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guayaquil to Quito via Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 7 h 14 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
53 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
Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay
Phone
(+593)-0236547894
Website
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
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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 Aerotaxi
Phone
593 99 195 2081
Email
transportesaerotaxi@yahoo.com
Website
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
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andestransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Guayaquil to Quito is 464 km. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Guayaquil to Quito.

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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 831+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 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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