There are 6 ways to get from Manta to Cuenca by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cuenca  •  3 h 20 min

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

$116 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus Super Semería  •  8 h 1 min

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

$13 - $18

4 alternative options

Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  8 h 55 min

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

$97 - $268

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

Questions & Answers

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 3 h 20 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Manta to Cuenca, including transfers.

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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 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Manta to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 179.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 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 and Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Manta to Cuenca via Quito
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
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
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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
Book at
andestransit.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
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
Book at
andestransit.com
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
facebook.com
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
facebook.com
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
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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