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

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

Recommended option

Fly from Loja  •  3 h 54 min

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

$79 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus Andes Transit  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Quito

$11 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus to Cuenca, fly  •  6 h 33 min

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

$83 - $271

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$13 - $40

Night bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Loja to Quito Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

$16 - $28

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Loja to Quito 427 miles

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

TAME flies from Loja to Quito 3 times a day. Alternatively, Andes Transit operates a bus from Loja to Quito twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $29 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional
Phone
+593 98 170 1457
Email
cooploja@loja.telconet.net
Website
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Bus from Loja to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $27
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$4 - $10
Executive
$12 - $15
VIP/ Sleeper
$27
Bus from Loja to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$12 - $22
Executive
$21 - $24
VIP/ Sleeper
$40
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Loja to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Andes Transit
Email
info@andestransit.com
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Night bus from Loja to Quito Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Loja and Quito is 425 km. The road distance is 683 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Loja to Quito is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $75 - $180.

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.

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