There are 6 ways to get from Quito to Popayán by bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Carcelén to Tulcán
  2. Take the bus from Ipiales to Pasto
  3. Take a taxi from Pasto Airport to Mercaderes
  4. Take the bus from Mercaderes to Popayán

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Tulcán Guayaquil
  2. Take the bus from Ipiales to Popayan

$17

4 alternative options

Bus via Terminal Carcelén  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Carcelén to Tulcán
  2. Take the bus from Ipiales to Popayan

$24

Bus Rutas De America  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Cali Via Cucuta
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Popayán

$105 - $155

Drive  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Popayán 403.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Popayan (PPN) UIO - PPN

$234 - $828

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Popayán is to bus which costs $17 and takes 14 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Popayán is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $230 - $850.

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The distance between Quito and Popayán is 365 km. The road distance is 645 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 51 min to get from Quito to Popayán, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Popayán. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Popayán via Quito and Cali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Popayán, Colombia?

You can take a bus from Quito to Popayán via Terminal Carcelén, Tulcán, and Ipiales in around 13 h 2 min. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Easyfly fly from Quito to Popayán 5 times a day.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Quito to Popayan via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Quito to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Bus operators
Pullman Carchi
Phone
2980380
Bus from Terminal Carcelén to Tulcán
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cootranar
Phone
572 721 8989
Website
cootranar.com
Bus from Ipiales to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cootranar.com
Bus from Ipiales to Popayan
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
cootranar.com
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Phone
+57 2 6687921
Email
taxbelalcazar@hotmail.com
Website
taxbelalcazar.co
Bus from Ipiales to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
terminalarmenia.com
Bus from Cali to Popayán
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
terminalarmenia.com
Sotracauca S.A.
Phone
(+57) 2 - 8326018 / 8326019 / 3 - 215598112
Website
sotracauca.com
Bus from Mercaderes to Popayán
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
sotracauca.com
Micro Taxi San Cristobal
Email
clientes@microsancristobal.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Tulcán
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Pasto Airport to Mercaderes
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
AutoPasto S.A
Phone
+57 2721 5619
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Cootaxlujo Ltda
Phone
+57 2732 4649
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Asointax
Phone
+57 315581 8467
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co

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