There are 5 ways to get from Manta to Ambato by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Portoviejo to Quevedo
  2. Drive from Quevedo to Ambato

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Bus Cooperativa de Transporte Carlos Alberto Aray  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Bahía de Caráquez
  2. Take the bus from Bahía de Caráquez to Ambato

$12

3 alternative options

Bus Flota Pelileo  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Ambato Ambato - Guayaquil

$16

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Manta to Ambato 283.4 miles

Fly, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Quito (UIO) MEC - UIO
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato

$115 - $216

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No, there is no direct bus from Manta to Ambato. However, there are services departing from Manta and arriving at Ambato via Guayaquil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Manta and Ambato is 235 km. The road distance is 453.4 km.

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The best way to get from Manta to Ambato without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Manta to Ambato, including transfers.

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Manta to Ambato bus services, operated by Cooperativa Coactur Manabí, depart from Manta station.

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The quickest flight from Manta Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Manta to Ambato bus services, operated by Flota Pelileo, arrive at Ambato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manta to Ambato is 453 km. It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to drive from Manta to Ambato.

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TAME and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Manta Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manta to Ambato.
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  • Distance: 147 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Manta, Ecuador and Ambato, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Manta to Ambato via Guayaquil in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Bus operators
Flota Bolivar
Phone
593 (05) 2 763-286
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Portoviejo to Quevedo
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa Coactur Manabí
Bus from Manta to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Flota Pelileo
Email
fpelileo@hotmail.com
Website
flotapelileo.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Ambato
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
flotapelileo.com.ec
Book at
multipasajes.com
Cooperativa de Transporte Carlos Alberto Aray
Phone
+593 5-239-9726
Bus from Manta to Bahía de Caráquez
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Bahía de Caráquez to Ambato
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Phone
+593 2 2477069 Quito / 6 2980728 Tulcan
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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The best way to get from Manta to Manta Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs .

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