There are 5 ways to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas by bus, car or plane

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

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$10 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus #2  •  9 h 2 min

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

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Otavalo to Esmeraldas 210.5 miles

Bus, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Otavalo to Entrada Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Esmeraldas (ESM) UIO - ESM

$61 - $276

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

You can take a bus from Otavalo to Esmeraldas via Quito Terminal Carcelén, Quito - Terminal Terrestre Carcelen, and Santo Domingo de los Colorados in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
43 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 de Transporte Los Lagos
Phone
+593 6-292-0382
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Terminal Terrestre Carcelen, Avenida General Eloy Alfaro, Ponceano, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
bus
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
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
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
Trans Esmeraldas S.A.
Phone
+ 593 2 623 763
Email
administrativo@transesmeraldas.com
Website
transesmeraldas.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen, Avenida General Eloy Alfaro, Ponceano, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Esmeraldas Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.com
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Otavalo to Entrada Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Otavalo to Esmeraldas?

The distance between Otavalo and Esmeraldas is 174 km. The road distance is 337 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas?

The cheapest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas is to bus which costs $10 - $17 and takes 8 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas?

The quickest way to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $60 - $280.

Is there a direct bus between Otavalo and Esmeraldas?

No, there is no direct bus from Otavalo to Esmeraldas. However, there are services departing from Otavalo and arriving at Esmeraldas via Quito - Terminal Terrestre Carcelen and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

How long does it take to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas?

It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from Otavalo to Esmeraldas, including transfers.