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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Cuenca

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Cuenca (CUE)

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Fly to Quito, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Quito (UIO)
  2. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador

6 alternative options

Fly to Guayaquil, taxi

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Guayaquil (GYE)
  2. Take a taxi from Guayaquil to Cuenca

Fly to Tumbes, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Tumbes (TBP)
  2. Take the bus from Huaquillas to Cuenca

Fly to Manta, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Manta (MEC)
  2. Take the bus from Manta to Jipijapa
  3. Take the bus from Jipijapa to Guayaquil
  4. Take the bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca

Fly to Loja, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Loja (LOH)
  2. Take the bus from Catamayo to Naranjal
  3. Take the bus from Naranjal to Cuenca

Fly to Coca, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Coca (OCC)
  2. Take the bus from Coca - Puerto Francisco de Orellana to Cuenca

Fly to Puerto Asis, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Puerto Asis (PUU)
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Asís to Orito
  3. Drive from Orito to Lago Agrio
  4. Take the bus from Lago Agrio to Macas
  5. Take the bus from Macas to Cuenca
Spain → Ecuador
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International entry into Ecuador from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Ecuador land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Ecuador from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 2 years of age or older
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Ecuador: Galápagos
This applies to all arrivals by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 2 years of age or older
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Ecuador: Galápagos
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from India

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Rules to follow in Ecuador

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ecuador from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cuenca is 171.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cuenca is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cuenca is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 171.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Ecuador.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Defence.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to fly and bus which costs €250 - €650 and takes 23h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca is to fly and taxi which costs €320 - €650 and takes 15h 4m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Cuenca is 8994 km.

It takes approximately 17h 35m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Cuenca (CUE), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Cuenca Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 20m and has one stopover.

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Cuenca is 6h behind Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 9:54 AM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 3:54 AM in Cuenca.

Air Europa, Plus Ultra Lineas Aerea, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 8993.7 km
  • Duration: 17h 35m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Cuenca, Ecuador?

Iberia, LATAM Chile and four other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cuenca every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
19h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Lima, Quito
Ave. Duration
24h 14m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Guayaquil, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Amsterdam Schiphol, Quito
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil via Lima
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Quito
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Tumbes via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
23h 11m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Manta via Quito
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Manta via Guayaquil, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Loja via Quito
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Loja via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Coca via Quito
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 34m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil via Bogota
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Manta via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Manta via Quito
Ave. Duration
20h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Manta via Amsterdam Schiphol, Quito
Ave. Duration
20h 31m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Madrid to Coca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
17h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Coca via Quito
Ave. Duration
15h 19m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Guayaquil, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Cuenca via Amsterdam Schiphol, Quito
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
Flights from Madrid to Quito
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Bogota
Ave. Duration
13h 43m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
20h 58m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Amsterdam Schiphol, Bogota
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Madrid to Puerto Asis via Cali
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Quito
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Plus Ultra Lineas Aerea
Website
plusultra.com
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Quito
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madrid to Guayaquil via Miami
Ave. Duration
16h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Quito via Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Quito via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Bus operators
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
Cuenca: +593-072835717/ +593-7286 7473 / 283 5717/
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
facebook.com
Road
$10 - $14
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Road
$4 - $6
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Viajeros Internacional
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
Cuenca +593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shared
$27
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
Cuenca: 07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
es-la.facebook.com
Shared
$27
Cooperativa de Transportes Patria
Phone
593 03 2951384
Website
cooperativapatria.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
cooperativapatria.com
Shared
$27
Transportes Azuay
Phone
+593-07-2823163
Email
gerencia@transportesazuay.com
Website
transportesazuay.com
Bus from Huaquillas to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
transportesazuay.com
Bus from Naranjal to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
transportesazuay.com
Reina del Camino
Phone
042130757 - 042130030, 023824850 - 023824875
Email
denuncias@reinadelcamino.ec
Website
reinadelcamino.ec
Bus from Manta to Jipijapa
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
reinadelcamino.ec
Book at
busbud.com
Bus from Jipijapa to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
reinadelcamino.ec
Book at
busbud.com
Cooperativa Coactur Manabí
Phone
+593 -(04)2130078
Website
coactur.webnode.ec
Bus from Jipijapa to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $22
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shared
$22
Transporte Ejecutivo San Luis
Phone
+593 7-282-3230
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shared
$22
Super Semería
Phone
+51 74 326437 (+593)072842044
Email
info@semeriaecuador.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
supersemeria.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Nambija
Phone
Loja: +593-72729018, Zumba: +593-72308100
Website
nambijainternacional.com
Bus from Catamayo to Naranjal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
Baños: (+593)-3 -274 0242, Quito: (+593)-02382 4761
Bus from Coca - Puerto Francisco de Orellana to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
transportesamazonas.com
Bus from Macas to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
transportesamazonas.com
Cootransmayo LTDA
Phone
+57 8 4227140
Email
coootransmayoltda@gmail.com
Website
cootransmayo.com
Bus from Puerto Asís to Orito
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
cootransmayo.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Ciudad de Sucúa
Bus from Macas to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
cooperativasucua.com
Shared
$27
Cooperativa de Transportes MACAS
Phone
Macas: +593-72525830, +593- 72525831
Email
coop-macas-ltda@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Macas to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
coopmacas.com
Shared
$27
Cooperativa de Transporte 16 de agosto
Phone
San Juan Bosco: 2707231 Pangui: 2310414 Cuenca: 2832703 Macas: 2701097 Gualaquiza: 2780156
Bus from Macas to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $27
Schedules at
cooperativa16deagosto.com
Shared
$27
Other operators
Taxi from Guayaquil to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
VIP Car
Phone
+593 9-9723-1913
Website
vipcar.com.ec
Radio Taxi Aeropuerto
Phone
+593 4-216-9141
Ivan Car
Phone
+593 9-695-0000
Website
ivancar-ec.com
Auto Amigo
Phone
+593 4-259-9700
Website
autoamigo.com.ec

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