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There are 6 ways to get from Quito to Otavalo by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Trolebús, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the Trolebús from El Ejido to Terminal Carcelén C5
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelén

$5

Cheapest option

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo Carcelén / ...

$3

4 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo

$4

Taxi  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Otavalo 65.5 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Otavalo 65.5 miles

Uber  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Quito to Otavalo 65.5 miles

$40 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Otavalo is to bus which costs $4 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Otavalo is to taxi which costs $70 - $85 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Otavalo. However, there are services departing from El Ejido and arriving at Otavalo via Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Quito and Otavalo is 59 km. The road distance is 104.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Otavalo without a car is to Trolebús and bus which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Quito to Otavalo, including transfers.

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Quito to Otavalo bus services, operated by Quito Alcaldía, depart from El Ejido station.

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Quito to Otavalo bus services, operated by TACA Andina, arrive at Otavalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Otavalo is 105 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Quito to Otavalo.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Otavalo. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Otavalo via Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen in around 1 h 55 min.

Bus operators
Quito Alcaldía
Phone
1800 456789
Email
serviciosciudadanos@quito.gob.ec
Website
quito.gob.ec
Bus from El Ejido to Terminal Carcelén
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
quito.gob.ec
TACA Andina
Phone
+593 99 354 7653
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Terrestre Carcelen to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Otavalo
Website
transportesotavalo.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Aerotaxi
Phone
593 99 195 2081
Email
transportesaerotaxi@yahoo.com
Website
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Carcelén to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
coop_transporte_aerotaxi.amawebs.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Uber Quito
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Quito to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$40 - $55
Taxi from Quito to Otavalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Rueda Taxi
Phone
+593 2-321-2000
Cooperativa de Taxis Equinoccioi
Phone
+593-9-88584008
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Compañia de Taxis Balcones de Pichincha
Phone
+593-2-3412700
Website
es-la.facebook.com
American Taxi
Phone
+593 2-252-6000
Website
americantaxi.com.ec
Taxi Llamada Fácil S.A.
Phone
+593 2-266-6666
Website
taxillamadafacil.com

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