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Recommended option

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Rosa (ETR) UIO - ETR
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Machala

$105 - $232

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Machala

$10 - $19

4 alternative options

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$79 - $251

Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Machala

$67 - $197

Fly to Loja, taxi, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Loja (LOH) UIO - LOH
  2. Take a taxi from Loja to Portovelo
  3. Take the bus from Portovelo to Machala

$121 - $232

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Machala 341.3 miles

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

Panamericana Internacional operates a bus from Quito to Machala every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min. Transportes TAC also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Machala
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Machala
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes Azuay
Phone
+593-07-2823163
Email
gerencia@transportesazuay.com
Website
transportesazuay.com
Bus from Cuenca to Machala
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
transportesazuay.com
Transportes TAC
Bus from Portovelo to Machala
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Machala
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
facebook.com
Andes Transit
Email
info@andestransit.com
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Portovelo to Machala
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Loja to Portovelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Cooperativa de Taxis Ciudadela del Maestro
Phone
+593 7-257-9999

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Quito and Machala is 373 km. The road distance is 546 km.

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Machala is to bus which costs $10 - $20 and takes 9 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Quito to Machala is to fly and bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $100 - $240.

No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Machala. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Machala via Quito - Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Quito to Machala, including transfers.