There are 5 ways to get from Otavalo to Ambato by bus or car

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Bus Cooperativa Tax Gacela  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén Carcelén / ...
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Terminal Terrestre de Ambato

$6

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Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Ibarra
  2. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato Quito

$10 - $11

Bus via Latacunga  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Latacunga
  3. Take the bus from Latacunga to Ambato

Bus Cita Express  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Ambato Ibarra

$10 - $13

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Otavalo to Ambato 147.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Otavalo to Ambato is to bus which costs $6 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Otavalo to Ambato is to bus which costs $6 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Otavalo and arriving at Ambato. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Otavalo and Ambato is 170 km. The road distance is 235.8 km.

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The best way to get from Otavalo to Ambato without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Otavalo to Ambato, including transfers.

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Otavalo to Ambato bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo, depart from Otavalo station.

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Otavalo to Ambato bus services, operated by Cooperativa Tax Gacela, arrive at Terminal Terrestre de Ambato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Otavalo to Ambato is 236 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Otavalo to Ambato.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 106 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Otavalo, Ecuador and Ambato, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Otavalo to Ambato via Quito Terminal Carcelén and Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén in around 4 h 40 min.

Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo
Website
transportesotavalo.amawebs.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
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
Bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
andestransit.com
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$3 - $4
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Latacunga to Ambato
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Otavalo to Ambato
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Unidos
Bus from Otavalo to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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