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There are 8 ways to get from Quito to Salinas by bus, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Santa Elena

Cheapest option

Bus via Guayaquil Airport (GYE)  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil Guayaquil - Quito Quitumbe / ...
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil to Salinas Salinas

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Bus via Santa Elena  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Santa Elena Quito

Drive  •  7h 30m

  1. Drive from Quito to Salinas 553.4 km

Fly to Guayaquil, taxi  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE
  2. Take a taxi from Guayaquil to Salinas

Fly to Manta, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Manta (MEC) UIO - MEC
  2. Take the bus from Manta to Santa Elena

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Rosa (ETR) UIO - ETR
  2. Take the bus from Machala to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil to Santa Elena

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil to Santa Elena

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Salinas is to bus via Santa Elena which costs $21 - $30 and takes 8h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Quito to Salinas is to fly and taxi which takes 4h 1m and costs $140 - $270.

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The distance between Quito and Salinas is 550 km. The road distance is 553.4 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Salinas without a car is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs $17 - $28.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Quito to Salinas, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Salinas is 553 km. It takes approximately 7h 30m to drive from Quito to Salinas.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Salinas. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 549.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Salinas, Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador?

Trans Esmeraldas S.A. operates a bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Santa Elena once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Quito to Manta
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Quito to Manta
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Euroairlines
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Go2Sky
Website
go2sky.aero
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Arajet
Website
arajet.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Bus operators
Trans Esmeraldas S.A.
Phone
Quito (Quitumbe): +593 23824791
Email
administrativo@transesmeraldas.com
Website
transesmeraldas.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
transesmeraldas.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
+593 3 252 1073
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Website
cooperativasanta.ec
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
cooperativasanta.ec
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Book at
panamericana.samasat.info
Lineas de Los Andes
Phone
+51 967 884526
Email
servicioalcliente@lineasdelosandes.com
Website
lineasdelosandes.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 98 046 7208
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
Express Atenas Compañía de Transportes
Phone
(02) 3007007
Email
expressatenas@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (06) 223 - 6940
Website
transportes-flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
flotaimbabura.com
Liberpesa S.A
Phone
(04)2953718
Email
info@liberpesa.com.ec
Website
liberpesa.com.ec
Bus from Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil to Salinas
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $60
Schedules at
liberpesa.com.ec
Shared
$37
Private
$58
Cooperativa Manglaralto
Phone
+5930994365377
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Manta to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cooperativa International Ecuatoriano Pullman
Phone
+593 07-293-1164
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Machala to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $60
Schedules at
terminalterrestremachala.gob.ec
Shared
$37
Private
$58
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Cooperativa Costa Azul CICA Interprovincial
Email
contacto@coopcostaazul.com
Website
cica-ec.com
Bus from Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $60
Schedules at
cica-ec.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Shared
$37
Private
$58
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
Cuenca +593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Bus from Cuenca to Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $60
Schedules at
facebook.com
Shared
$37
Private
$58
Other operators
Taxi from Guayaquil to Salinas
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
VIP Car
Phone
+593 9-9723-1913
Website
vipcar.com.ec
Radio Taxi Aeropuerto
Phone
+593 4-216-9141
Ivan Car
Phone
+593 9-695-0000
Website
ivancar-ec.com
Auto Amigo
Phone
+593 4-259-9700
Website
autoamigo.com.ec

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