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There are 7 ways to get from Manta to Cuenca by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Cuenca  •  2 h 57 min

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

$116 - $292

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Bus Super Semería  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca Guayaquil

$12 - $18

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Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$97 - $268

Fly to Loja, bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Loja (LOH) MEC - LOH
  2. Take the bus from Loja to Cuenca

$254 - $430

Bus, drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to La Troncal
  3. Drive from La Troncal to Cuenca

Bus Turismo Oriental  •  8 h 32 min

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

$13

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Manta to Cuenca 251.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manta to Cuenca is to bus which costs $13 and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manta to Cuenca is to fly which costs $110 - $300 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manta to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Manta and arriving at Cuenca via Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Manta and Cuenca is 287 km. The road distance is 402.4 km.

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The best way to get from Manta to Cuenca without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs $12 - $18.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Manta to Cuenca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Manta to Cuenca is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $110 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 8 h.

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There is no direct flight from Manta Airport to Cuenca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Manta to Cuenca bus services, operated by Super Semería, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Map of how to get from Manta to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 179.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

TAME, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Ecuador fly from Manta to Cuenca once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manta to Cuenca via Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre in around 8 h.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Manta to Loja via Quito
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Manta to Loja via Quito, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
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
Bus operators
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
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Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Loja to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Cooperativa Coactur Manabí
Bus from Manta to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
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Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Guayaquil to La Troncal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
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Transporte Ejecutivo San Luis
Phone
+593 7-282-3230
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
+593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal, Avenida Benjamín Rosales, La Garzota, Tarqui, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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Road
$5 - $7

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Yes, the driving distance between Manta to Cuenca is 402 km. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Manta to Cuenca.

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TAME, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Manta Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manta to Manta Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $35 - $45.

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