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There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa by bus, taxi or car

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Bus via Zumbahua  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Latacunga Quito
  2. Take the bus from Latacunga to Zumbahua Latacunga

$6 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Latacunga Quito
  2. Take the bus from Latacunga to Quilotoa Latacunga

Taxi  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa 109 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa 109 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa is to bus which costs $6 - $8 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Quilotoa via Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador, Latacunga and Zumbahua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Quito and Laguna Quilotoa is 81 km. The road distance is 174.4 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $6 - $8.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa, including transfers.

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Quito to Laguna Quilotoa bus services, operated by Expreso Baños, depart from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador station.

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Quito to Laguna Quilotoa bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transporte Vivero, arrive at Zumbahua station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Laguna Quilotoa is 174 km. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Laguna Quilotoa. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa.
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  • Distance: 50.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Laguna Quilotoa, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa via Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador, Latacunga, and Zumbahua in around 5 h.

Bus operators
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$2 - $3
Cooperativa de Transporte Vivero
Phone
593 32723182
Email
soljd12@yahoo.es
Bus from Latacunga to Zumbahua
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Cooperativa de Transporte Ciro
Phone
+593(03)2802672
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Zumbahua
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa De Transportes Interprovincial Iliniza
Phone
(+593)-23988220
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Quilotoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transporte 14 de Octubre
Phone
(593)-2-3988201
Bus from Latacunga to Quilotoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ecuador-turistico.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Laguna Quilotoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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