How to get from Quito to Riobamba

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Recommended option

Bus Andes Transit  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Riobamba

$3 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus Cooperativa Trans Vencedores  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba

$5

Bus Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba

$4 - $26

Taxi  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quito to Riobamba 121.5 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Riobamba 121.5 miles

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

Andes Transit operates a bus from Quito to Riobamba twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min.

Bus operators
Andes Transit
Email
info@andestransit.com
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Quito to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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
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
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa de Transportes Loja Internacional
Phone
+593 98 170 1457
Email
cooploja@loja.telconet.net
Website
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $26
Schedules at
cooperativaloja.com.ec
Regular
$4 - $9
Executive
$12 - $14
VIP/ Sleeper
$26
Other operators
Taxi from Quito to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Rueda Taxi
Phone
+593 2-321-2000

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Quito and Riobamba is 161 km. The road distance is 194 km.

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Riobamba is to bus which costs $3 - $6 and takes 3 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Quito to Riobamba is to taxi which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $100 - $120.

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.

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