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There are 6 ways to get from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE
  2. Take the bus from Gualaceo to Gualaquiza

$44 - $217

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Bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Baños de Agua Santa Quito / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Gualaquiza Baños

$20 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus via Ambato  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Quito Carcelén to Ambato Quito
  2. Take the bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Gualaquiza Baños

$20 - $29

Bus #2  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Gualaquiza Quito Terminal Quitumbe / ...

$21 - $26

Bus #3  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador Quito / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Gualaquiza Gualaquiza / ...

$20 - $30

Drive  •  8h 6m

  1. Drive from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza 581 km

Quito Airport (UIO) → Gualaquiza
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gualaquiza is 171.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gualaquiza is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gualaquiza is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 171.

Last updated: 3 Mar 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza is to bus which costs $20 - $30 and takes 16h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $40 - $220 and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza. However, there are services departing from Mariscal Sucre Airport and arriving at Gualaquiza via Terminal Carcelén, El Ejido, Quito Terminal Quitumbe and Baños de Agua Santa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 14m.

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The distance between Quito Airport (UIO) and Gualaquiza is 365 km. The road distance is 581 km.

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The best way to get from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza without a car is to bus which takes 12h 14m and costs $20 - $30.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza, including transfers.

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Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza bus services, operated by BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo, depart from Quito Terminal Quitumbe station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza bus services, operated by Touris San Francisco, arrive at Gualaquiza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza is 581 km. It takes approximately 8h 6m to drive from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza.

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  • Distance: 365.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Quito Airport (UIO), Ecuador and Gualaquiza, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Quito Airport (UIO) to Gualaquiza via Terminal Carcelén, El Ejido, Quito Terminal Quitumbe, and Baños de Agua Santa in around 12h 14m.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $600
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $420
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte 16 de agosto
Phone
San Juan Bosco: 2707231 Pangui: 2310414 Cuenca: 2832703 Macas: 2701097 Gualaquiza: 2780156
Bus from Gualaceo to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
cooperativa16deagosto.com
Bus from Cuenca to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
cooperativa16deagosto.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa de Transportes MACAS
Phone
Macas: +593-72525830, +593- 72525831
Email
coop-macas-ltda@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
coopmacas.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Cooperativa Tax Gacela
Phone
+593 2 2477069 Quito / 6 2980728 Tulcan
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Carcelén to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Centinela del Oriente Cooperativa de Transporte
Phone
+593(03)2886757, +593(03)288518, +593(03)2886279
Website
centineladeloriente.com.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
centineladeloriente.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Cuenca to Gualaquiza
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
Cuenca +593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
Cuenca: 07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
es-la.facebook.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Patria
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Book at
panamericana.samasat.info

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LATAM Chile and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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