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

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Fly from Loja  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Loja (LOH) to Quito (UIO) LOH - UIO

$86 - $190

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Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe Quitumbe-Loja / ...

$13 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus to Cuenca, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Cuenca
  2. Fly from Cuenca (CUE) to Quito (UIO) CUE - UIO

$101 - $274

Bus Facebook  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Quito

$29

Bus Flota Imbabura  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Cuenca
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe Cuenca

$24 - $36

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Loja to Quito 427 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Loja to Quito is to bus which costs $13 - $45 and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Loja to Quito is to fly which costs $85 - $190 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Loja and arriving at Quito. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Loja and Quito is 425 km. The road distance is 683.1 km.

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The best way to get from Loja to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs $29.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Loja to Quito, including transfers.

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Loja to Quito bus services, operated by , depart from Loja station.

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The best way to get from Loja to Quito is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $85 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Loja Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Loja to Quito bus services, operated by , arrive at Quito station.

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Map of how to get from Loja to Quito.
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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

TAME flies from Loja to Quito twice daily. Alternatively, operates a bus from Loja to Quito twice daily. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Loja to Quito via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Loja to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
032521061 GERENCIA 03 – 2521068 – 099227581 • AMBATO 03 – 2521 061
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Bus from Loja to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
facebook.com
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Loja to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Cuenca to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$11 - $14
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Cuenca to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Book at
andestransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Loja to Quito is 683 km. It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to drive from Loja to Quito.

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TAME offers flights from Loja Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 827+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Loja to Loja Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs $1 - $5.

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