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There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake by bus, taxi or car

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Trolebús, bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the Trolebús from El Ejido to Terminal Carcelén C5
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelén

$18 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo Carcelén / ...

$16 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo

$16 - $19

Taxi  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake 75.2 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake 75.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake is to bus which costs $16 - $20 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Quito and Cuicocha Crater Lake is 61 km. The road distance is 120.3 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake without a car is to Trolebús and bus which takes 2 h 13 min and costs $18 - $22.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake is 120 km. It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to drive from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Cuicocha Crater Lake. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake.
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  • Distance: 38.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Cuicocha Crater Lake, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake via Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen and Otavalo in around 2 h 13 min.

Bus operators
Quito Alcaldía
Phone
1800 456789
Email
serviciosciudadanos@quito.gob.ec
Website
quito.gob.ec
Bus from El Ejido to Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
quito.gob.ec
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo
Website
transportesotavalo.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules 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 Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Cuicocha Crater Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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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