There are 8 ways to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador by bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, http://transportescita.com, taxi  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the http://transportescita.com from Guayaquil to La Troncal
  3. Take a taxi from La Troncal to Cuenca, Ecuador

Cheapest option

Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Durán to Cuenca

$13

6 alternative options

Bus via Cajas National Park  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil Terminal to Cajas National Park

$15 - $27

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador 252.3 miles

Bus to Guayaquil, fly to Cuenca  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Cuenca (CUE) GYE - CUE

$77 - $257

Fly Manta to Cuenca  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Cuenca (CUE) MEC - CUE

$88 - $260

Fly Manta to Guayaquil, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Guayaquil (GYE) MEC - GYE
  2. Take the bus from Durán to Cuenca

$69 - $236

Fly Manta to Quito, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Quito (UIO) MEC - UIO
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Cuenca

$90 - $186

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

You can take a bus from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador via Guayaquil, Guayaquil Terminal, and Cajas National Park in around 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Ecuador and TAME fly from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador once daily.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Guayaquil to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Bus operators
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
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Guayaquil to La Troncal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Book at
andestransit.com
Super Semería
Phone
+51 74 326437
Email
info@semeriaecuador.com
Website
semeriaecuador.com
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal to Cajas National Park
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Durán to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Other operators
Taxi from La Troncal to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador?

The distance between Manta and Cuenca, Ecuador is 287 km. The road distance is 404 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador?

The cheapest way to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador is to bus which costs $13 and takes 9 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador?

The quickest way to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $85 - $260.

Is there a direct bus between Manta and Cuenca, Ecuador?

No, there is no direct bus from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador. However, there are services departing from Manta and arriving at Cuenca via Guayaquil Terminal and Cajas National Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador?

It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Manta to Cuenca, Ecuador, including transfers.