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There are 7 ways to get from Quito to Ambato by bus, taxi 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 Riobamba Cooperativa de Transportes  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Alóag
  2. Take the bus from Alóag to Ambato Aloag

$2

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Bus BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo  •  2h 57m

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

Bus Cooperativa De Transporte Union Yantzaza  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Quito Quitumbe, Ecuador to Ambato Quito / ...

Bus Cita Express  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Ambato Quito

$6

Bus Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes  •  4h 31m

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

$3

Taxi  •  1h 41m

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Ambato 83 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Quito to Ambato 83 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Ambato is to bus which costs $2 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Ambato is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 1h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Quito and arriving at Ambato. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Quito and Ambato is 114 km. The road distance is 132.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Ambato without a car is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $2.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Quito to Ambato, including transfers.

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Quito to Ambato bus services, operated by Cooperativa Aloag, depart from Quito station.

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Quito to Ambato bus services, operated by Riobamba Cooperativa de Transportes, arrive at Ambato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Ambato is 133 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Quito to Ambato.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Ambato. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 71.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Ambato via Alóag in around 2h 50m.

Bus operators
Cooperativa Aloag
Phone
+(593)2389652
Email
cooptransaloag1977@hotmail.com
Website
cooperativaaloag.com
Bus from Quito to Alóag
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
cooperativaaloag.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Riobamba Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (0) 32943410 Riobamba / (0) 23824841 Quito / (0) 42130830 Guayaquil
Bus from Alóag to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
facebook.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Phone
+593 032740415, +593 0994593706
Email
info@cooperativabanos.com.ec
Website
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Quito- Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$2 - $3
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Latacunga to Ambato
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Quito to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa De Transporte Union Yantzaza
Phone
+593 (96) 004 2963
Email
union.yantzaza@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Ambato
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cooperativayanzatza.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Quito Quitumbe, Ecuador to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
cooperativayanzatza.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+(593) 3 274.02.42
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Taxi Llamada Fácil S.A.
Phone
+593 2-266-6666
Website
taxillamadafacil.com
Rueda Taxi
Phone
+593 2-321-2000
Cooperativa de Taxis Equinoccioi
Phone
+593-9-88584008
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Compañia de Taxis Balcones de Pichincha
Phone
+593-2-3412700
Website
es-la.facebook.com
American Taxi
Phone
+593 2-252-6000
Website
americantaxi.com.ec

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