There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Atacames by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Esmeraldas (ESM) UIO - ESM

$104 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Esmeraldas S.A.  •  7 h 22 min

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

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quininde, Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  3. Take a taxi from Quininde, Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador to Atacames

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Atacames

$17 - $20

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Atacames 256.7 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Atacames is to bus which costs $17 - $20 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Atacames is to fly which costs $100 - $330 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Quito and Atacames is 187 km. The road distance is 410.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Quito to Atacames, including transfers.

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

TAME flies from Quito to Atacames once daily. Alternatively, Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi operates a bus from Quito to Atacames once daily. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Bus operators
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
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Atacames
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
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
Cita Express
Phone
+(593)042-140668
Website
transportescita.com
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Quininde, Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportescita.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi
Phone
593 99 195 2081
Email
transportesaerotaxi@yahoo.com
Website
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito to Atacames
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quininde, Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador to Atacames
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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