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

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  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

$9 - $14

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Bus via Latacunga  •  7h 20m

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

$12 - $23

Bus Tourisanfrancisco  •  7h 30m

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

$12 - $13

Bus #2  •  10h

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

$12 - $20

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Quito to Macas 225.6 miles

Fly, bus  •  9h 31m

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

$97 - $282

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Macas is to bus which costs $9 - $15 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Macas is to bus which costs $9 - $15 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Macas. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Macas via Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Baños de Agua Santa and Puyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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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 6h 1m and costs $9 - $15.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Quito to Macas, including transfers.

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Quito to Macas bus services, operated by BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo, 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 52m.

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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 5h 6m to drive from Quito to Macas.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Macas.
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  • Distance: 147.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Macas via Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Baños de Agua Santa, and Puyo in around 6h 1m.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Phone
+593 032740415, +593 0994593706
Email
info@cooperativabanos.com.ec
Website
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Sangay Cooperativa de Transportes
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Puyo
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Latacunga to Puyo
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa Banos
Website
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Bus from Baños to Puyo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Baños to Puyo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Puyo to Macas
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Macas
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Riobamba Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (0) 32943410 Riobamba / (0) 23824841 Quito / (0) 42130830 Guayaquil
Bus from Baños de Agua Santa to Puyo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Latacunga
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$2 - $3
Cooperativa De Transporte Union Yantzaza
Phone
+593 (96) 004 2963
Email
union.yantzaza@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Latacunga to Puyo
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
cooperativayanzatza.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Quito Quitumbe, Ecuador to Macas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
cooperativayanzatza.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
bus
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Puyo
Ave. Duration
5h
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
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Puyo to Macas
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Cuenca to Guarumales
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14
Book at
andestransit.com
Alpes Orientales
Phone
593 072863165
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cuenca to Guarumales
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Cuenca to Guarumales
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Guarumales to Macas
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Cooperativa de Transportes Ciudad de Sucúa
Bus from Cuenca to Guarumales
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from Guarumales to Macas
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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

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

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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37m and costs $30 - $40.

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