There are 3 ways to get from Machala to Cuenca by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Cuenca Machala / ...

$5 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Machala to Cuenca 112.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Machala to Cuenca 112.2 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Machala to Cuenca is to bus which costs $5 - $13 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Machala to Cuenca is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Machala and Cuenca is 113 km. The road distance is 179.5 km.

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The bus from Machala to Cuenca takes 3 h including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Machala and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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What companies run services between Machala, Ecuador and Cuenca, Ecuador?

Transportes Azuay operates a bus from Machala to Cuenca every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h.

Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Machala to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Compañía de Taxis Contax Machaleña
Phone
+593 7-279-4300

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