There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Montevideo by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Montevideo (MVD) UIO - MVD

$374 - $1,149

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Aguas Verdes
  2. Take the bus from Aguas Verdes to Buenos Aires
  3. Take the car ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto Montevideo

$600 - $850

Bus  •  4 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Huaquillas
  2. Take the bus from Aguas Verdes to Buenos Aires
  3. Take the bus from Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces

$557 - $595

Drive  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Drive from Quito to Montevideo 3904 miles

$900 - $1,400

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Montevideo is to bus which costs $550 - $600 and takes 4 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Montevideo is to fly which costs $370 - $1,200 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Montevideo. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces via Quito -Terminal Quitumbe, Aguas Verdes and Buenos Aires. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 5 h.

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The distance between Quito and Montevideo is 4499 km. The road distance is 6246.4 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Montevideo without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 3 days 21 h and costs $600 - $850.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Quito to Montevideo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Quito to Montevideo is to fly which takes 8 h 26 min and costs $370 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $550 - $600 and takes 4 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Montevideo Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Montevideo bus services, operated by Pullman General Belgrano, arrive at Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces station.

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Montevideo is 2 h ahead of Quito. It is currently 2:26 PM in Quito and 4:26 PM in Montevideo.

Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Montevideo is 6246 km. It takes approximately 3 days 10 h to drive from Quito to Montevideo.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Montevideo.
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  • Distance: 2811.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Montevideo, Uruguay?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and two other airlines fly from Quito to Montevideo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Montevideo via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito -Terminal Quitumbe, Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes, and Buenos Aires in around 4 days 5 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Bus operators
Linea de Los Andes
Phone
+57 (2) 641 0936 Colombia / +58 (424) 7017720 / (276) 415 78 01 Venezuela / (212) 762 94 06 Caracas
Email
reservascali@lineasdelosandes.com.co
Website
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Quito to Aguas Verdes
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Aguas Verdes to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
3 days 5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$450 - $600
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Huaquillas
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Pullman General Belgrano
Email
pgb@gralbelgrano.com.ar
Website
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Ferry operators
Buquebus
Website
buquebus.com
Car ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto Montevideo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Economy
$55 - $75
Tourist
$75 - $100
Bussines
$95 - $110
First
$100 - $120

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