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There are 8 ways to get from Machala to Quito by bus, plane 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.

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Bus to Santa Rosa, fly  •  3h 34m

  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 Transportes Occidentales  •  12h 12m

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

$9 - $25

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Bus to Cuenca, fly  •  5h 45m

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

$90 - $268

Bus to Guayaquil, fly  •  6h 3m

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

$96 - $231

Bus, drive to Loja, fly  •  6h 9m

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

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  10h 19m

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

$11 - $14

Bus via Quevedo  •  12h 54m

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

$19

Drive  •  7h 50m

  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 - $15 and takes 10h 19m.

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

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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 10h 19m.

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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 10h 19m and costs $11 - $15.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m 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 1h 10m.

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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 7h 50m to drive from Machala to Quito.

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  • Distance: 232.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

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 10h.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Santa Rosa to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
55m
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
33m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Pullman Sucre Internacional
Phone
593 072822329
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa International Ecuatoriano Pullman
Phone
+593 07-293-1164
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalterrestremachala.gob.ec
Rutas Orenses
Phone
+593 7-293-6386
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalterrestremachala.gob.ec
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Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Machala to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Machala to Quito -Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Flota Bolivar
Phone
593 (05) 2 763-286
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Quevedo
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Macuchi
Phone
593 03 2688142
Email
transmacuchi@transmacuchi.com
Bus from Quevedo to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transmacuchi.com

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TAME offers flights from Santa Rosa Airport to Quito Airport.

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