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There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Guayaquil by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 38m

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

$82 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay  •  7h 27m

  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

$12 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil

$14

Drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Drive from Quito to Guayaquil 289.6 miles

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

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Guayaquil is to fly which costs $80 - $220 and takes 1h 38m.

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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 7h 27m.

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The distance between Quito and Guayaquil is 268 km. The road distance is 463.3 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Guayaquil without a car is to bus which takes 7h 27m and costs $12 - $18.

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

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Quito to Guayaquil bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, depart from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Guayaquil is to fly which takes 1h 38m and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 7h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Guayaquil Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Quito to Guayaquil bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay, arrive at Guayaquil station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Guayaquil.
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  • Distance: 167.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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

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

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
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
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $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
5h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transporteszaracay.com.ec
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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
9h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
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andestransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Guayaquil is 463 km. It takes approximately 6h 40m to drive from Quito to Guayaquil.

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Air Europa, KLM, TAME and two other airlines offer flights from Quito Airport to Guayaquil Airport.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Guayaquil. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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

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