There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Alausí by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Alausí Quito

$6 - $19

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Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Alausí 180 miles

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Alausí

$87 - $254

Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Bucay

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Alausí. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Alausí via Quito - Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Quito and Alausí is 222 km. The road distance is 288 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Alausí without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Quito to Alausí, including transfers.

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Quito to Alausí bus services, operated by EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes, 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 52 min.

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Quito to Alausí bus services, operated by EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes, arrive at Alausí station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Alausí is 288 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Quito to Alausí.

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

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There are 15+ hotels available in Alausí. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Alausí.
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  • Distance: 139 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Alausí, Ecuador?

EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes operates a bus from Quito to Alausí every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Cooperativa de Transportes Patria also services this route once daily.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Alausí
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
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Road
$6 - $9
Bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Alausí
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
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Road
$4 - $6
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Bucay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs .

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