There are 5 ways to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas by taxi, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Taxi, fly  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Otavalo to Quito
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Esmeraldas (ESM) UIO - ESM

$199 - $448

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Esmeraldas S.A.  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén Carcelén / ...
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre Esmeraldas

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus via Santo Domingo de los Colorados  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén
  2. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  3. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Esmeraldas

Bus Cooperativa Aloag  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Terrestre de Carcelén
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelén to Quininde
  3. Take the bus from Quininde to Esmeraldas

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Otavalo to Esmeraldas 210.5 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas is to bus which costs $10 - $18 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas is to taxi and fly which costs $190 - $450 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Otavalo and Esmeraldas is 174 km. The road distance is 336.9 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Otavalo to Esmeraldas. However, there are services departing from Otavalo and arriving at Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre via Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas.
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  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Otavalo to Esmeraldas via Quito Terminal Carcelén and Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Otavalo to Quito Terminal Terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Terrestre de Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi
Phone
593 99 195 2081
Email
transportesaerotaxi@yahoo.com
Website
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Esmeraldas S.A.
bus
Bus from Quito - Terminal Terrestre Carcelén to Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
San Pedrito Cooperativa de Transporte Interprovincial
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Aloag
Phone
+(593)2389652
Email
cooptransaloag1977@hotmail.com
Website
cooperativaaloag.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelén to Quininde
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Quininde to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Other operators
Taxi from Otavalo to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Cooperativa de Taxis Ibarra
Phone
+593 6-295-1600
Radio Taxi Express
Phone
+593-6-264-3500

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