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There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Cajamarca by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cajamarca (CJA) UIO - CJA

$416 - $892

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Bus Super Semería  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Chiclayo
  3. Take the bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca

$39 - $72

3 alternative options

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Chiclayo Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca Via Cajamarca

$96 - $176

Bus Skybus  •  28 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Trujillo Via Cucuta / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trujillo to Cajamarca

$113 - $185

Drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Cajamarca 825.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Cajamarca is to bus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 29 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Cajamarca is to fly which costs $410 - $900 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Cajamarca. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Cajamarca via Quito and Chiclayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 20 min.

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The distance between Quito and Cajamarca is 771 km. The road distance is 1321.4 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Cajamarca without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 20 min and costs $95 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Quito to Cajamarca, including transfers.

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Quito to Cajamarca bus services, operated by Cruz del Sur, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Cajamarca is to fly which takes 6 h 59 min and costs $410 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $180 and takes 28 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Cajamarca Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Cajamarca bus services, operated by Transportes Linea, arrive at Cajamarca station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Cajamarca.
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  • Distance: 481.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Cajamarca, Peru?

LATAM Chile, LATAM Ecuador and four other airlines fly from Quito to Cajamarca every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Cajamarca via Quito and Chiclayo in around 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cajamarca via Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Cajamarca via Guayaquil, Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Cajamarca via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
LC Perú
Flights from Quito to Cajamarca via Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Quito to Cajamarca via Panama City, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Bus operators
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Quito to Chiclayo
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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Bus from Quito to Trujillo
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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Transportes Linea
Phone
+51 1 533-0739
Website
linea.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
linea.pe
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linea.pe
Bus Star
Phone
+51 1 5338102
Website
busstar.com.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
busstar.com.pe
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Trujillo
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
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TRC Express
Website
trcexpress.com
Bus from Trujillo to Cajamarca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
trcexpress.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
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andestransit.com
Road
$11 - $14
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
+593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Cajamarca is 1321 km. It takes approximately 18 h 37 min to drive from Quito to Cajamarca.

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LATAM Ecuador, TAME, LC Perú and three other airlines offer flights from Quito Airport to Cajamarca Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Cajamarca. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $30 - $40.

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