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There are 9 ways to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela by plane, bus, shuttle, car or taxi

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Fly Quito to Riohacha, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Riohacha (RCH)
  2. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

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Bus, bus to Pasto, fly to Riohacha, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Tulcán
  2. Take the bus from Ipiales to Pasto
  3. Fly from Pasto (PSO) to Riohacha (RCH)
  4. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

Fly Quito to Maracaibo, drive

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Maracaibo (MAR)
  2. Drive from Maracaibo to Cabo de La Vela

Fly Quito to Santa Marta, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Marta (SMR)
  2. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

Fly Quito to Valledupar, bus, shuttle

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Valledupar (VUP)
  2. Take the bus from Valledupar to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

Bus, taxi via Bucaramanga

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Rumichaca
  2. Take a taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
  3. Take the bus from Pasto to Bogotá
  4. Take the bus from Bogotá to Bucaramanga
  5. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Maicao
  6. Take a taxi from Maicao to Cabo de La Vela

Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Rumichaca
  2. Take a taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
  3. Take the bus from Pasto to Bogotá
  4. Take the bus from Bogota to Riohacha
  5. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  6. Take a taxi from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

Bus, taxi #2

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Rumichaca
  2. Take the bus from Ipiales to Bogota
  3. Take the bus from Bogota to Riohacha
  4. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia
  5. Take a taxi from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela

Drive

  1. Drive from Quito to Cabo de La Vela

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela is to bus and taxi which costs $110 - $170 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela is to fly and bus and shuttle which costs $340 - $850 and takes 12h 40m.

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It is 1551 km from Quito to Cabo de La Vela. It is approximately 2097.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela without a car is to bus and taxi via Bucaramanga which takes 36h 13m and costs $150 - $200.

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It takes approximately 12h 40m to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Riohacha Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 1m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Cabo de La Vela is 2098 km. It takes approximately 32h 15m to drive from Quito to Cabo de La Vela.

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Viva Air Colombia and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Quito Airport to Riohacha Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Cabo de La Vela. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Cabo de La Vela.
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  • Distance: 1550.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 40m

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Cabo de La Vela, Colombia?

There is no direct connection from Quito to Cabo de La Vela. However, you can take the line 207 bus to Antonio Jose de Sucre Y N50 Manuel Valdivieso 1, take the walk to Quito Terminal Aeroservicios, take the bus to Mariscal Sucre Airport, take the walk to Quito airport, fly to Riohacha, take the taxi to Riohacha, take the bus to Uribia, take the walk to Uribia, then take the shuttle to Cabo de La Vela. Alternatively, you can take the line 207 bus to Antonio Jose de Sucre Y N50 Manuel Valdivieso 1, take the walk to Quito Terminal Aeroservicios, take the bus to Mariscal Sucre Airport, take the walk to Quito airport, fly to Maracaibo, then take the drive to Cabo de La Vela.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Quito to Riohacha via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Bogota, Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Bogota, Pereira
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Quito to Santa Marta via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Pasto to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Pasto to Riohacha via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Pasto to Riohacha via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Quito to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Quito to Valledupar via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Viva Air Colombia
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Quito to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Pasto to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Maracaibo via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Pasto to Riohacha via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Empresa Venezolana
Flights from Quito to Maracaibo via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Conviasa
Website
portal.conviasa.aero
Flights from Quito to Maracaibo via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Bus operators
Cootrauri
Bus from Riohacha to Uribia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cootraunidoss.com
4WD Cabo de la Vela
Shuttle from Uribia to Cabo de La Vela
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
copetran.com
Book at
copetran.com
Bus from Valledupar to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
copetran.com
Book at
copetran.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to Maicao
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
copetran.com
Book at
copetran.com
Pullman Carchi
Phone
+593 6-298-0020
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Tulcán
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Micro Taxi San Cristobal
Phone
+593 062-980-273 (Tulcan)
Email
clientes@microsancristobal.com
Website
microsancristobal.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Tulcán
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
microsancristobal.com
Book at
isyplus.com
Cootranar
Phone
572 721 8989
Website
cootranar.com
Bus from Ipiales to Pasto
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cootranar.com
Continental Bus
Phone
+57 (071) 4249090
Website
continentalbus.com.co
Bus from Pasto to Bogotá
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
fronteras.com.co
Book at
fronteras.com.co
Bus from Ipiales to Bogota
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
continentalbus.com.co
Book at
continentalbus.com.co
Other operators
Taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Taxis Nocturnos Cootranoba
Phone
+57 2773 8888
Taxis La Frontera
Phone
+57 2773 3840
RadioTaxis 13 13
Phone
+57 2725 1313
Website
es-la.facebook.com

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