There are 3 ways to get from Loja to Tumbes by bus or car

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Bus via Catacocha  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Catacocha
  2. Take the bus from Catacocha to Machala
  3. Take the bus from Machala to Tumbes

$20 - $68

2 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Nambija  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Loja to Machala Machala / ...
  2. Take the bus from Machala to Tumbes Guayaquil

$22 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Loja to Tumbes 172.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Loja to Tumbes is to bus which costs $22 - $28 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Loja to Tumbes is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Loja and Tumbes is 146 km. The road distance is 276.5 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Loja to Tumbes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Loja to Tumbes. However, there are services departing from Loja and arriving at Tumbes via Catacocha and Machala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Loja to Tumbes is 276 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Loja to Tumbes.

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Map of how to get from Loja to Tumbes.
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  • Distance: 91.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

What companies run services between Loja, Ecuador and Tumbes, Peru?

You can take a bus from Loja to Tumbes via Catacocha, Machala, and Machala in around 8 h 39 min.

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 Catacocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $23
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$2 - $7
Executive
$10 - $12
VIP/ Sleeper
$23
Bus from Catacocha to Machala
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $26
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$4 - $10
Executive
$12 - $14
VIP/ Sleeper
$26
Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Loja to Catacocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
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Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Nambija
Phone
+593 072315177
Bus from Loja to Machala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
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