There are 6 ways to get from Quito to Atacames by plane, bus 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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Fly, bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Esmeraldas (ESM) UIO - ESM
  2. Take the bus from Esmeraldas to Atacames

$189 - $438

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Esmeraldas S.A.  •  7 h 15 min

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

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Atacames

$9

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to Atacames

$15 - $21

Bus Transporteszaracay  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Esmeraldas

$11 - $21

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Atacames 249.2 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Quito and arriving at Atacames. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Quito and Atacames is 191 km. The road distance is 398.7 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Atacames without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Quito to Atacames, including transfers.

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Quito to Atacames bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi, depart from Quito station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Esmeraldas Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Quito to Atacames bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi, arrive at Atacames station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Atacames is 399 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Quito to Atacames.

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Esmeraldas Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Atacames. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Atacames.
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  • Distance: 119.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

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
Trans Esmeraldas S.A.
Phone
+ 593 2 623 763
Email
administrativo@transesmeraldas.com
Website
transesmeraldas.com
Bus from Esmeraldas to Atacames
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.com
Book at
transportesesmeraldas.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Atacames
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.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
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to Atacames
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to Atacames
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
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
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Santo Domingo to Atacames
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
bus
Bus from Quito to Esmeraldas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
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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