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

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Bus Facebook  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Riobamba

Cheapest option

Bus EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba Quito

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa Trans Vencedores  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba Quito / ...

$5 - $6

Bus Unión Cariamanga Internacional  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba Quito Terminal Quitumbe

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Riobamba 121.5 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Riobamba 121.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Riobamba is to bus which costs $5 - $7 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Riobamba is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Quito and arriving at Riobamba. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Quito and Riobamba is 161 km. The road distance is 194.5 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Riobamba without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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The bus from Quito to Riobamba takes 3 h 32 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Quito to Riobamba bus services, operated by , depart from Quito station.

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Quito to Riobamba bus services, operated by , arrive at Riobamba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Riobamba is 194 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Quito to Riobamba.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Riobamba. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 100.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

operates a bus from Quito to Riobamba twice daily, and the journey takes 3 h 32 min.

Bus operators
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Bus from Quito to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Cooperativa Trans Vencedores
Phone
(593) (6) 2981395, Terminal Carcelén: 0997 321-293
Email
coop_transvencedores@hotmail.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transvencedores.com.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Chimborazo Cooperativa de Transportes Interprovincial
Phone
(593) (3) 2953118
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transporteschimborazo.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Riobamba Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (0) 32943410 Riobamba / (0) 23824841 Quito / (0) 42130830 Guayaquil
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$4 - $6
Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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