Travel from Quito to Machala

Bus or fly from Quito to Machala?

TAME flies from Quito to Machala once daily. Alternatively, Cooperativa de Transportes Zaracay operates a bus from Quito to Machala hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 2 h. 2 other operators also service this route.

How to get from Quito to Machala

From Quito taxi to Quito airport, fly to Santa Rosa airport, taxi to Santa Rosa, then bus to Machala. 2 h 46 min $127. From Quito taxi to Quito airport, fly to Cuenca airport, then bus to Machala. 5 h 41 min $110. From Quito taxi to Quito airport, fly to Guayaquil airport, then bus to Machala. 5 h 11 min $89. From Quito taxi to Quito airport, fly to Loja airport, bus to Loja, then bus to Machala. 6 h 43 min $120. From Quito bus to Santo Domingo de los Colorados then bus to Machala. 9 h 17 min $22. From Dos Puentes bus to Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador then bus to Machala. 10 h 15 min $13. From Quito drive to Machala. 7 h 51 min.