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There are 7 ways to get from Quito to Montevideo by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Montevideo  •  8 h 30 min

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

$374 - $1,140

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Bus  •  4 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
  2. Take the bus from Lima Javier Prado to Retiro
  3. Take the bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces

$286 - $465

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Fly to Punta Del Este, bus  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Punta Del Este (PDP) UIO - PDP
  2. Take the bus from Maldonado to Montevideo

$599 - $1,761

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño, car ferry  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Tumbes
  2. Take the bus from Tumbes to Retiro
  3. Take the car ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto Montevideo

Bus, bus and ferry  •  4 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Tumbes
  2. Take the bus from Tumbes to Retiro
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Puerto Madero to Montevideo

Bus Linea de Los Andes, car ferry  •  4 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Rumichaca, Ecuador
  2. Take the bus from Rumichaca to Buenos Aires
  3. Take the car ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto Montevideo

$320 - $905

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 $280 - $470 and takes 4 days 15 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 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Montevideo. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Montevideo via Quito, Tumbes, Retiro and Puerto Madero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 7 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 4 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Quito to Montevideo, including transfers.

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Quito to Montevideo bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Montevideo is to fly which takes 8 h 30 min and costs $370 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $470 and takes 4 days 15 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 Seacat Colonia, arrive at Montevideo station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Montevideo.
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  • Distance: 2811.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and three other airlines fly from Quito to Montevideo every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Montevideo via Quito, Lima Javier Prado, and Retiro in around 4 days 15 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Lima, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Bogota, Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
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
10 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Quito to Montevideo via Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Lima, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
16 h 46 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Quito to Punta Del Este via Lima, Mendoza, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Bus operators
COT
Phone
(+598) 2409 4949
Email
reservas@cot.com.uy
Website
cot.com.uy
Bus from Maldonado to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
cot.com.uy
Book at
cot.com.uy
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Rumichaca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Tumbes to Retiro
Ave. Duration
3 days 11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium Plus
$290 - $410
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus from Rumichaca to Retiro
Ave. Duration
5 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium Plus
$320 - $440
Regular
$360 - $490
Seacat Colonia
Phone
(05411) 4314-5100
Website
seacatcolonia.com
Bus and ferry from Puerto Madero to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
seacatcolonia.com
Economy
$49
Flexible
$53
Full
$59
Plus
$68
Buquebus
Phone
+54 11 4316-6530 / +54 11 2493-5214
Website
buquebus.com
Bus and ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto de Montevideo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
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 Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Rumichaca to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Tiseca
Phone
+58 276 7713091
Website
tiseca.com.ve
Bus from Quito to Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
tiseca.com.ve
Conexiones Siglo 21
Phone
+57 311 357 5623
Email
ayuda@conexionesiglo21.com
Website
conexionesiglo21.com
Bus from Quito to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
conexionesiglo21.com
Alianza Internacional del Sur
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Rumichaca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Book at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Bus from Rumichaca to Retiro
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$540
Schedules at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Book at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
34 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Lima Javier Prado to Retiro
Ave. Duration
2 days 17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Cauvi
Phone
+54 11 4314-4930 / 4314-6999 / 4301-3663
Email
cauvibue@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Condor Estrella
Website
condorestrella.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires - Terminal Retiro to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
condorestrella.com.ar
Book at
condorestrella.com.ar
Semi Cama
$32 - $38
Cama Ejecutivo
$37 - $42
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
$16 - $40
Schedules at
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semicama
$16 - $23
Cama
$35 - $41
Ferry operators
Buquebus
Phone
+54 11 4316-6530 / +54 11 2493-5214
Website
buquebus.com
Car ferry from Puerto Madero to Puerto Montevideo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
buquebus.com
Book at
directferries.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Tourist
$100 - $140
Bussines
$144
First
$153

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Montevideo is 2 h ahead of Quito. It is currently 4:29 AM in Quito and 6:29 AM 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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TAME, Copa Airlines, Gol Transportes Aéreos and two other airlines offer flights from Quito Airport to Montevideo Airport.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Montevideo. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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

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