There are 3 ways to get from Quito to Popayán by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Popayan Via Bogota

$26 - $40

2 alternative options

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

$243 - $838

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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 Popayan via Quito. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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The distance between Quito and Popayán is 365 km. The road distance is 645.3 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Popayán without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 20 min to get from Quito to Popayán, including transfers.

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Quito to Popayán bus services, operated by Bolivariano, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Popayán is to bus which takes 17 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Popayan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Popayán bus services, operated by Bolivariano, arrive at Popayan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Popayán is 645 km. It takes approximately 11 h 24 min to drive from Quito to Popayán.

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Easyfly, TAME and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Quito Airport to Popayan Airport.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Popayán.
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  • Distance: 228.1 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 20 min

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

Bolivariano operates a bus from Quito to Popayán once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 16 h. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Easyfly and TAME fly from Quito to Popayán every 4 hours.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $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
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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There are 86+ hotels available in Popayán. Prices start at $9 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 .

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