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There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Playas by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

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Fly to Santa Rosa, drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Rosa (ETR) UIO - ETR
  2. Drive from Santa Rosa to Playas

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
  2. Take the bus from Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Progreso

Bus Flota Pelileo  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
  2. Take the bus from Ambato to Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Progreso

Drive  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Playas 345.3 miles

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The distance between Quito and Playas is 338 km. The road distance is 552.5 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Playas without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Quito to Playas, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Guayaquil Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Playas is 553 km. It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to drive from Quito to Playas.

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Air Europa, KLM, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines offer flights from Quito Airport to Guayaquil Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Playas. Prices start at $24 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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Map of how to get from Quito to Playas.
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  • Distance: 211.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Playas, Guayas, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from Quito to Playas via Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Guayaquil, and Progreso in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular
Phone
2933001 - 2933009 - 2944322
Email
clp_1976@hotmail.com
Website
libertadpeninsular.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Progreso
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
libertadpeninsular.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Amazonas Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+(593) 3 274.02.42
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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andestransit.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito- Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Touris San Francisco
Phone
593 32886604
Website
tourisanfrancisco.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
tourisanfrancisco.com
Book at
multipasajes.com
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Ambato
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Flota Pelileo
Email
fpelileo@hotmail.com
Website
flotapelileo.com.ec
Bus from Ambato to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
flotapelileo.com.ec
Book at
multipasajes.com

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