There are 6 ways to get from Quito to Macas by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Baños de Agua Santa  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Baños de Agua Santa
  2. Take the bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Puyo
  3. Take the bus from Puyo to Macas

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Bus Tourisanfrancisco  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Puyo Quito
  2. Take the bus from Puyo to Macas Puyo

$12 - $22

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Macas

$12

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Macas 225.6 miles

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$103 - $268

Fly to Coca, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Coca (OCC) UIO - OCC
  2. Take the bus from Coca to Puyo
  3. Take the bus from Puyo to Macas

$100 - $258

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Macas is to bus which costs $13 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Macas is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $270 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Macas. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Macas via Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Baños de Agua Santa and Puyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Quito and Macas is 236 km. The road distance is 361 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Macas without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Quito to Macas, including transfers.

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Quito to Macas bus services, operated by Expreso Baños, depart from Quito Terminal Quitumbe station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Quito to Macas bus services, operated by Touris San Francisco, arrive at Macas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Macas is 361 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from Quito to Macas.

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TAME and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Macas. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Macas.
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  • Distance: 147.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Macas, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Quito to Macas via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Baños de Agua Santa, and Puyo in around 7 h 6 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 Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Quito to Coca
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Coca
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Bus operators
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Sangay Cooperativa de Transportes
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Puyo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Quito Quitumbe to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Puyo to Macas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Macas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Coca to Puyo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
bus
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Centinela del Oriente Cooperativa de Transporte
Phone
+593(03)2886757, +593(03)288518, +593(03)2886279
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Puyo to Macas
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+(593) 3 274.02.42
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes MACAS
Phone
+593 7-270-0869
Email
coop-macas-ltda@hotmail.com
Website
transportesmacas.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmacas.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Ciudad de Sucúa
Bus from Cuenca to Macas
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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