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

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Fly  •  1h 39m

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Quito (UIO) MEC - UIO

$121 - $227

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Bus Reina del Camino  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus via Santo Domingo de los Colorados  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe

$11 - $24

Bus Cooperativa de Transporte Carlos Alberto Aray  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Montecristi to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$13 - $20

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Manta to Quito 303.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manta to Quito is to bus which costs $10 - $14 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Manta to Quito is to fly which costs $120 - $230 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manta to Quito. However, there are services departing from Manta and arriving at La Mascota via Santo Domingo de los Colorados and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 14m.

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The distance between Manta and Quito is 257 km. The road distance is 486 km.

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The best way to get from Manta to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 6h 14m and costs $11 - $24.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Manta to Quito, including transfers.

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Manta to Quito bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay, depart from Manta station.

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The best way to get from Manta to Quito is to fly which takes 1h 39m and costs $120 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $24 and takes 6h 14m.

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

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Manta to Quito bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, arrive at Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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Map of how to get from Manta to Quito.
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  • Distance: 160.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and TAME fly from Manta to Quito 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manta to Quito via Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 6h 14m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay
Phone
(+593)-0236547894
Website
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Bus from Manta to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
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Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Manta to Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Bus from Manta to Quito Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Reina del Camino
Phone
042130757 - 042130030, 023824850 - 023824875
Email
denuncias@reinadelcamino.ec
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Manta to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
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Cooperativa Coactur Manabí
Bus from Manta to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Schedules at
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Bus from Montecristi to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
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Cooperativa de Transporte Carlos Alberto Aray
Phone
+593 5-239-9726
Bus from Montecristi to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Manta to Quito is 486 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Manta to Quito.

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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 832+ hotels available in Quito. 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 5m and costs $35 - $45.

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