There are 9 ways to get from Medellín to Ecuador by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Quito  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Quito (UIO) MDE - UIO

$182 - $482

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Bus, drive  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Pasto
  2. Drive from Pasto to Tulcán
  3. Take the bus from Tulcán to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$52 - $65

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Fly to Guayaquil  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Guayaquil (GYE) MDE - GYE

$248 - $498

Fly to Cuenca  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Cuenca (CUE) MDE - CUE

$197 - $640

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  22 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Buga
  2. Take the bus from Buga to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Quito

$55 - $86

Bus Linea de Los Andes  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Buga
  2. Take the bus from Buga to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Quito

$54 - $175

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  32 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Pereira
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$127 - $178

Bus Linea de Los Andes #2  •  33 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Pereira
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Buga
  3. Take the bus from Buga to Quito

$106 - $184

Drive  •  19 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Medellín to Quito 777.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Ecuador is to bus and drive which costs $50 - $65 and takes 22 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Ecuador is to fly which costs $180 - $490 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Medellín to Ecuador. However, there are services departing from Medellín and arriving at Dos Puentes via Buga, Clinica Uribe, Cali and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 42 min.

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The distance between Medellín and Ecuador is 944 km. The road distance is 1244.1 km.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Ecuador without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 42 min and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Medellín to Ecuador, including transfers.

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Medellín to Ecuador bus services, operated by Empresa Arauca, depart from Medellín station.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Ecuador is to fly which takes 6 h 46 min and costs $180 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 22 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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Medellín to Ecuador bus services, operated by Expreso Internacional Ormeño, arrive at Quito station.

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Ecuador.
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  • Distance: 589.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Medellín, Colombia and Ecuador?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and three other airlines fly from Medellín to Quito hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Medellín to Quito via Buga, Cali, Clinica Uribe, Calipso, Cali, Quito, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 22 h 42 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Cartagena, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Barranquilla, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Santa Marta, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Barranquilla, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Santa Marta, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Cartagena, Cali
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Cartagena, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Guayaquil via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cuenca via Panama City, Quito
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cuenca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cuenca via Panama City, Quito
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cuenca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Bus operators
Velotax Ecuador
Phone
OFICINA TULCAN- 2980-633
Bus from Tulcán to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Medellín to Buga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Buga to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Linea de Los Andes
Phone
+57 (2) 641 0936 Colombia / +58 (424) 7017720 / (276) 415 78 01 Venezuela / (212) 762 94 06 Caracas
Email
reservascali@lineasdelosandes.com.co
Website
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Cali to Quito
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Buga to Quito
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Expreso Trejos
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Cali to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Pereira to Buga
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$7 - $11
Premium (S26)
$16 - $18
De Occidente
Website
deoccidente.com
Bus from Pereira to Buga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
deoccidente.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Medellín to Ecuador is 1244 km. It takes approximately 19 h 57 min to drive from Medellín to Ecuador.

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Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Quito Airport.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $27.

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