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

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Bus to Santa Rosa, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Santa Rosa
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (ETR) to Quito (UIO) ETR - UIO

$137 - $294

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Bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe

$11 - $20

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Bus to Cuenca, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$90 - $268

Bus to Guayaquil, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Guayaquil
  2. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Quito (UIO) GYE - UIO

$79 - $214

Bus, drive to Loja, fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Machala to Portovelo
  2. Drive from Portovelo to Loja
  3. Fly from Loja (LOH) to Quito (UIO) LOH - UIO

$89 - $180

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Machala to Quito 340.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Machala to Quito is to bus which costs $11 - $20 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Machala to Quito is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $300 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Machala to Quito. However, there are services departing from Machala and arriving at La Mascota via Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 19 min.

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The distance between Machala and Quito is 373 km. The road distance is 545 km.

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The best way to get from Machala to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 19 min and costs $11 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Machala to Quito, including transfers.

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Machala to Quito bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, depart from Machala station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Rosa Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Machala to Quito bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, arrive at Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Machala to Quito is 545 km. It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to drive from Machala to Quito.

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TAME offers flights from Santa Rosa Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 793+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Machala to Quito.
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  • Distance: 232.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Panamericana Internacional operates a bus from Machala to Quito every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 9 h. Transportes TAC also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Santa Rosa to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes TAC
Bus from Machala to Portovelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
facebook.com
bus
Bus from Machala to Portovelo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Machala to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec

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