There are 9 ways to get from Quito to Salento by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Armenia  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Armenia (AXM) UIO - AXM

$265 - $940

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Bus Bolivariano  •  25 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Armenia Via Bogota

$37 - $57

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Fly to Pereira  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Pereira (PEI) UIO - PEI

$197 - $692

Fly to Bogota, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Bogota (BOG) UIO - BOG
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to Armenia

$172 - $532

Fly to Manizales, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Manizales (MZL) UIO - MZL
  2. Take the bus from Manizales to Pereira
  3. Take the bus from Pereira to Salento

$264 - $903

Fly to Ibague, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Ibague (IBE) UIO - IBE
  2. Take the bus from Ibague to Armenia

$272 - $958

Bus Linea de Los Andes  •  20 h 31 min

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

$111 - $163

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Cali
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Roldanillo
  3. Take the bus from Roldanillo to Armenia

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Salento 613.9 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Salento. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Salento via Quito, Cali and Armenia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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The distance between Quito and Salento is 633 km. The road distance is 982.2 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Salento without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Quito to Salento, including transfers.

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Quito to Salento bus services, operated by Linea de Los Andes, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Salento is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Armenia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Salento bus services, operated by Expreso Palmira, arrive at Armenia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Salento is 982 km. It takes approximately 16 h 23 min to drive from Quito to Salento.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offers flights from Quito Airport to Armenia Airport.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Salento.
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  • Distance: 395.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Salento, Quindío, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. flies from Quito to Salento 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Salento via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito, Cali, and Armenia in around 20 h 31 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Armenia via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Quito to Armenia via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Quito to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Quito to Pereira via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Quito to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Quito to Bogota via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Quito to Manizales via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Quito to Ibague via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Flights from Quito to Bogota via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Pereira via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Quito to Manizales via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $900
Bus operators
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Bogotá to Armenia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
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expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$17 - $25
Premium (S26)
$30 - $34
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
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expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$2 - $5
Premium (S26)
$9 - $10
Bus from Ibague to Armenia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$7 - $11
Premium (S26)
$15 - $18
Bus from Cali to Armenia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $14
Premium (S26)
$18 - $21
Bolivariano
Phone
+57 1 424-90-90 / +57 4 6042295
Email
contactenos@bolivariano.com.co
Website
bolivariano.com.co
Bus from Bogotá to Armenia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
bolivariano.com.co
Book at
bolivariano.com.co
Regular
$14 - $21
Premium
$14 - $21
Bus from Quito to Armenia
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
bolivariano.com.co
Book at
bolivariano.com.co
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$35 - $55
Empresa Arauca
Suautomovil
Phone
+57 (6) 3215064
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Expreso Alcalá
Phone
+57 6 7474644 // +57 6 3244825
Bus from Pereira to Salento
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalpereira.com
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
De Occidente
Website
deoccidente.com
Bus from Cali to Roldanillo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
deoccidente.com
Bus from Roldanillo to Armenia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
deoccidente.com

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There are 671+ hotels available in Salento. Prices start at $17 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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