There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Guayaquil 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE

$67 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay  •  7 h 27 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 Guayaquil

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil

$14

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Guayaquil 289.6 miles

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

TAME, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Quito to Guayaquil hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Guayaquil via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and Santo Domingo de los Colorados in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
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
Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay
Phone
(+593)-0236547894
Website
transporteszaracay.com.ec
Bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
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 Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Quito and Guayaquil is 268 km. The road distance is 463 km.

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Guayaquil is to bus which costs $15 and takes 10 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Quito to Guayaquil is to fly which takes 1 h 38 min and costs $65 - $200.

No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Guayaquil. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Guayaquil via Quito - Terminal Quitumbe and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Quito to Guayaquil, including transfers.