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

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Bus, taxi  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
  2. Take the bus from Machala to Mancora
  3. Take a taxi from Mancora to Lobitos

$53 - $73

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Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre Quito
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Mancora Guayaquil / ...

$41 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus Jahuay Internacional  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Mancora Via Chiclayo

$43 - $70

Drive  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Lobitos 492.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Talara (TYL) UIO - TYL

$643 - $2,451

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Lobitos is to bus which costs $40 - $65 and takes 18 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Lobitos is to fly which costs $600 - $2,500 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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The distance between Quito and Lobitos is 560 km. The road distance is 788.6 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Lobitos without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 16 h 8 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 16 h 8 min to get from Quito to Lobitos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Quito to Lobitos is to bus which takes 18 h 3 min and costs $40 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $600 - $2,500 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Talara Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Lobitos is 789 km. It takes approximately 11 h 14 min to drive from Quito to Lobitos.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile offer flights from Quito Airport to Talara Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Lobitos. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Lobitos.
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  • Distance: 350.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Lobitos via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre, Guayaquil, Mancora, Máncora, and El Alto in around 18 h 3 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines fly from Quito to Lobitos 3 times a day.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Talara via Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Quito to Talara via Guayaquil, Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Bus operators
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Mancora
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Mancora
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes Ecuador
Phone
38244851
Email
secretaria@transportesecuador.com.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transportesecuador.com.ec
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Guayaquil to Máncora
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
032521061 GERENCIA 03 – 2521068 – 099227581 • AMBATO 03 – 2521 061
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Mancora to Lobitos
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Taxi Turisticos San Jose
Phone
+51 969 549-735
Website
sanjosetaximancora.com
Taxi Mancora Tours
Phone
+51 969 442-097
Website
taximancoratours.com

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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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