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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial  •  4 h 14 min

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

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

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

3 alternative options

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 $11 - $15 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Otavalo and arriving at Ambato. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. 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 14 min and costs $11 - $15.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Otavalo to Ambato, including transfers.

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Otavalo to Ambato bus services, operated by TACA Andina, depart from Otavalo station.

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Otavalo to Ambato bus services, operated by Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial, arrive at 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 41+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Otavalo to Ambato.
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  • Distance: 106 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

You can take a bus from Otavalo to Ambato via Quito, Dos Puentes, and Quito Terminal Quitumbe in around 4 h 14 min.

Bus operators
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
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com
bus
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
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
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
Bus from Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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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