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

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Bus Skybus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes Via Cucuta / ...

$102 - $147

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Bus Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA  •  9h 45m

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

$20 - $27

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Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Manta to Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes Via Lima

$23 - $30

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Manta to Tumbes 286.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Santa Rosa  •  16h 6m

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Santa Rosa (ETR) MEC - ETR

$170 - $354

Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  8h 8m

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

$186 - $402

Fly to Loja, drive, bus  •  13h 52m

  1. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Loja (LOH) MEC - LOH
  2. Drive from Loja to Zaruma
  3. Take the bus from Zaruma to Huaquillas

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The cheapest way to get from Manta to Tumbes is to bus which costs $23 - $30 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Manta to Tumbes is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manta to Tumbes. However, there are services departing from Manta and arriving at Tumbes via Guayaquil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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The distance between Manta and Tumbes is 291 km. The road distance is 457.7 km.

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The best way to get from Manta to Tumbes without a car is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m to get from Manta to Tumbes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Manta to Tumbes is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $360 and takes 16h 6m.

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There is no direct flight from Manta Airport to Santa Rosa Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 50m and has one stopover.

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Manta to Tumbes bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Tumbes station.

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Map of how to get from Manta to Tumbes.
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  • Distance: 181.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

What companies run services between Manta, Ecuador and Tumbes, Peru?

You can take a bus from Manta to Tumbes via Guayaquil in around 8h 35m. Alternatively, TAME and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Manta to Tumbes twice daily.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Santa Rosa via Quito
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Manta to Loja via Quito
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Manta to Loja via Quito, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manta to Guayaquil via Quito
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Bus operators
Cooperativa Coactur Manabí
Bus from Manta to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
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Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
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Cruz del Sur
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes TAC
Phone
Zaruma: +(593)072949222
Email
info@cooperativatac.com
Website
cooperativatac.com
Bus from Zaruma to Huaquillas
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
cooperativatac.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manta to Tumbes is 458 km. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Manta to Tumbes.

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

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There are 16+ hotels available in Tumbes. Prices start at $21 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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