There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Ambato by bus, taxi or car

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Bus Facebook  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Ambato Quito

$6

Cheapest option

Bus Expreso Baños  •  3 h 10 min

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

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Ambato 83 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Ambato 83 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Ambato is to bus which costs $4 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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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 2 h 28 min.

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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 2 h 28 min and costs $6.

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The bus from Quito to Ambato takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Quito to Ambato bus services, operated by , arrive at Ambato station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Ambato.
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  • Distance: 71.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

operates a bus from Quito to Ambato twice daily, and the journey takes 2 h 28 min. Cita Express also services this route twice daily.

Bus operators
bus
Bus from Quito to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Quito to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito- Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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
Taxi Llamada Fácil S.A.
Phone
+593 2-266-6666
Website
taxillamadafacil.com

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