There are 5 ways to get from Ipiales to Esmeraldas by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Santo Domingo de los Colorados  •  10 h 39 min

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

$31 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Esmeraldas S.A.  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Rumichaca to Quito Via Cucuta / ...
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Esmeraldas Quitumbe / ...

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus TACA Andina  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra
  2. Take the bus from Ibarra to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  3. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Esmeraldas

Drive  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Ipiales to Esmeraldas 237 miles

$24 - $40

Bus, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tulcán to Terminal Carcelén
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Esmeraldas (ESM) UIO - ESM

$184 - $430

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ipiales to Esmeraldas. However, there are services departing from Rumichaca and arriving at Esmeraldas via Quito - Terminal Quitumbe and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 39 min.

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The distance between Ipiales and Esmeraldas is 223 km. The road distance is 379.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ipiales to Esmeraldas without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to get from Ipiales to Esmeraldas, including transfers.

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Ipiales to Esmeraldas bus services, operated by Tiseca, depart from Rumichaca station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Esmeraldas Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Ipiales to Esmeraldas bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi, arrive at Esmeraldas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipiales to Esmeraldas is 379 km. It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to drive from Ipiales to Esmeraldas.

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Esmeraldas Airport.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Esmeraldas. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ipiales to Esmeraldas.
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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 39 min

What companies run services between Ipiales, Colombia and Esmeraldas, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Ipiales to Esmeraldas via Quito, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, and Santo Domingo de los Colorados in around 10 h 39 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Bus operators
Tiseca
Phone
+58 276 7713091
Website
tiseca.com.ve
Bus from Rumichaca to Quito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
tiseca.com.ve
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Quito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Rumichaca, Ecuador to Ibarra
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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 Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ibarra to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Pullman Carchi
Phone
2980380
Bus from Tulcán to Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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