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There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Riobamba by bus, taxi or car

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Bus Cooperativa Trans Vencedores  •  3 h 48 min

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

$5 - $6

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

3 alternative options

Bus Expreso Baños  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Baños de Agua Santa Quito

$5

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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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Riobamba. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Riobamba via Quito Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 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 48 min and costs $5 - $7.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Quito to Riobamba, including transfers.

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Quito to Riobamba bus services, operated by Cooperativa Trans Vencedores, depart from Quito Terminal Quitumbe station.

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Quito to Riobamba bus services, operated by Cooperativa Trans Vencedores, 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 55+ hotels available in Riobamba. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 100.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

Cooperativa Trans Vencedores operates a bus from Quito to Riobamba hourly. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
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
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Quitumbe, Ecuador to Baños de Agua Santa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.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
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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