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

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Fly to Loja  •  3 h 1 min

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

$84 - $183

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Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Loja

$12 - $40

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Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  6 h 28 min

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

$87 - $275

Bus Facebook  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Loja

$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 15 h 20 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 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Quito and arriving at Loja. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 24 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 9 h 24 min and costs $29.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Quito to Loja, including transfers.

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Quito to Loja bus services, operated by , depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Loja is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $80 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 and takes 9 h 24 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 , 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 1 min

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

TAME flies from Quito to Loja 3 times a day. Alternatively, operates a bus from Quito to Loja twice daily. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 9 h 24 min.

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
Monday to 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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Transporte Ejecutivo San Luis
Phone
+593 7-282-3230
Bus from Cuenca to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
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Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional
Phone
+593 98 170 1457
Email
cooploja@loja.telconet.net
Website
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Bus from Cuenca to Loja
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $27
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$4 - $10
Executive
$12 - $15
VIP/ Sleeper
$27
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Loja
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$12 - $22
Executive
$21 - $24
VIP/ Sleeper
$40
bus
Bus from Quito to Loja
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
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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 45+ hotels available in Loja. Prices start at $20 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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