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There are 8 ways to get from Quito to Machala by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  2h 34m

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

$145 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus Transportes Occidentales  •  12h 53m

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

$8 - $24

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Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  4h 46m

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

$88 - $261

Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  5h 55m

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

$76 - $207

Fly to Loja, drive, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Loja (LOH) UIO - LOH
  2. Drive from Loja to Piñas
  3. Take the bus from Piñas to Machala

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  11h 4m

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

$10 - $14

Bus via Quevedo  •  13h 26m

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

$18

Drive  •  7h 51m

  1. Drive from Quito to Machala 341.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Machala is to bus which costs $10 - $15 and takes 11h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Machala is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $300 and takes 2h 34m.

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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 11h 4m.

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The distance between Quito and Machala is 373 km. The road distance is 546.2 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Machala without a car is to bus which takes 11h 4m and costs $10 - $15.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Quito to Machala, including transfers.

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Quito to Machala bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, depart from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Santa Rosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Quito to Machala bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, arrive at Machala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Machala is 546 km. It takes approximately 7h 51m to drive from Quito to Machala.

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  • Distance: 232.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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 9h 45m.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Quito to Loja
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
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
34m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Machala
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Pullman Sucre Internacional
Phone
593 072822329
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cuenca to Machala
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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Cooperativa Piñas Interprovincial
Phone
AMBATO: 0932407913 - 0997563116 - Terminal Ambato: 032522398 BALSAS:2517444 CUENCA:2843940 GUAYAQUIL:042130531 LOJA:2575052 MACHALA: 2938689 MARCABELI:2956557 PORTOVELO:2949133 QUITO:023824750 - 0997858760-023824795 RIOBAMBA: 032600459 SANTA ROSA:2945057 SANTO DOMINGO: 0968441947 ZARUMA: 2972955
Email
info@cooppinas.com
Website
cooppinas.com
Bus from Piñas to Machala
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
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Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Trans Macuchi
Phone
593 03 2688142
Email
transmacuchi@transmacuchi.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Quevedo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transmacuchi.com
Flota Bolivar
Phone
593 (05) 2 763-286
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quevedo to Machala
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Santa Rosa Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Machala. Prices start at $25 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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