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

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Fly to Loja  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Loja (LOH) UIO - LOH

$84 - $183

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Loja Quito

$12 - $40

3 alternative options

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Loja

$91 - $256

Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador Quito / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Loja Cuenca

$19 - $29

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Loja 426.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Loja is to bus which costs $12 - $40 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Loja is to fly which costs $80 - $190 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Loja. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Loja via Quito Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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The distance between Quito and Loja is 425 km. The road distance is 682.1 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Loja without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 19 min and costs $12 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Quito to Loja, including transfers.

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Quito to Loja bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional, depart from Quito Terminal Quitumbe station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Loja is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $80 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $40 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Loja Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Quito to Loja bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional, arrive at Loja station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Loja.
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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

TAME flies from Quito to Loja twice daily. Alternatively, Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional operates a bus from Quito to Loja every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $40 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Loja
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Quito to Loja via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Cuenca to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
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Road
$11 - $14
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
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Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
+593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Loja is 682 km. It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to drive from Quito to Loja.

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Loja Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Loja. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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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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