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There are 8 ways to get from Latacunga to Santa Elena by car, bus or plane

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Drive, bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Latacunga to Quevedo
  2. Take the bus from Quevedo to Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Baños de San Vicente

$9 - $11

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Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Patria  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Riobamba
  2. Take the bus from Riobamba to Guayaquil - Terminal de buses
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Baños de San Vicente

$12

Bus BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Baños de Agua Santa Quito
  2. Take the bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Santa Elena

$14

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial Latacunga  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre Latacunga
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Baños de San Vicente

$16

Drive  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Latacunga to Santa Elena 309.4 miles

Bus, fly to Guayaquil  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Cerecita
  4. Take the bus from Cerecita to Santa Elena

Bus, fly to Salinas  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Salinas (SNC) UIO - SNC

$137 - $321

Bus, fly to Manta  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Latacunga to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Manta (MEC) UIO - MEC
  3. Take the bus from Manta to La Libertad

$120 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Latacunga to Santa Elena is to drive and bus which costs $9 - $11 and takes 9 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Latacunga to Santa Elena is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $330 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Latacunga to Santa Elena. However, there are services departing from Latacunga and arriving at Santa Elena via Riobamba, Guayaquil and Baños de San Vicente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 11 min.

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The distance between Latacunga and Santa Elena is 288 km. The road distance is 495.1 km.

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The best way to get from Latacunga to Santa Elena without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 11 min and costs $12.

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It takes approximately 9 h 11 min to get from Latacunga to Santa Elena, including transfers.

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Latacunga to Santa Elena bus services, operated by Jahuay Internacional, depart from Latacunga station.

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

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Latacunga to Santa Elena bus services, operated by Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular, arrive at Baños de San Vicente station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Latacunga to Santa Elena is 495 km. It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to drive from Latacunga to Santa Elena.

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  • Distance: 179.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 11 min

What companies run services between Latacunga, Ecuador and Santa Elena, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Latacunga to Santa Elena via Riobamba, Guayaquil, and Baños de San Vicente in around 10 h 11 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Quito to Salinas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Quito to Manta
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Quito to Manta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quevedo to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Road
$4 - $6
Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular
Phone
2933001 - 2933009 - 2944322
Email
clp_1976@hotmail.com
Website
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Baños de San Vicente
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Cerecita
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from Cerecita to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Latacunga to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Phone
+98 032740415, +98 0994593706
Email
info@cooperativabanos.com.ec
Website
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial Latacunga
Phone
+593 3 - 280 - 0765, +593 0992511880
Bus from Latacunga to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Phone
+593 2 2477069 Quito / 6 2980728 Tulcan
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Manglaralto
Phone
+593 4-278-0188
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Manta to La Libertad
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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Air Europa, KLM, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines offer flights from Quito Airport to Guayaquil Airport.

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