There are 4 ways to get from Montañita to Ambato by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Montañita to Guayaquil Olón
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Ambato Ambato - Guayaquil

$8 - $9

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Bus via La Libertad  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Montañita to La Libertad
  2. Take the bus from La Libertad to Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Ambato

$16

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Montañita to Ambato 312.3 miles

Drive, fly, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Montañita to Manta
  2. Fly from Manta (MEC) to Quito (UIO) MEC - UIO
  3. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato

$80 - $165

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Montañita to Ambato. However, there are services departing from Montañita and arriving at Ambato via Guayaquil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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The distance between Montañita and Ambato is 246 km. The road distance is 499.7 km.

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The best way to get from Montañita to Ambato without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min to get from Montañita to Ambato, including transfers.

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Montañita to Ambato bus services, operated by Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular, depart from Montañita station.

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

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Montañita to Ambato bus services, operated by Cita Express, arrive at Ambato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montañita to Ambato is 500 km. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Montañita to Ambato.

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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 40+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Montañita to Ambato.
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  • Distance: 153.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 26 min

What companies run services between Montañita, Santa Elena, Ecuador and Ambato, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Montañita to Ambato via Guayaquil in around 10 h 26 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Manta to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Bus operators
Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular
Phone
2933001 - 2933009 - 2944322
Email
clp_1976@hotmail.com
Website
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from Montañita to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from La Libertad to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Ambato
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Flota Pelileo
Email
fpelileo@hotmail.com
Website
flotapelileo.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil to Ambato
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
flotapelileo.com.ec
Book at
multipasajes.com
CITUP Cooperativa de Transporte Unidos Peninsulares
Phone
+593-42955013
Bus from Montañita to La Libertad
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
infomontanita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Liberpesa S.A
Phone
(04)2953718
Email
info@liberpesa.com.ec
Website
liberpesa.com.ec
Bus from La Libertad to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
liberpesa.com.ec
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Phone
+593 2 2477069 Quito / 6 2980728 Tulcan
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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