There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Tarapoto by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Tarapoto (TPP) UIO - TPP

$395 - $1,541

Cheapest option

Bus via Cuenca  •  43 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Chiclayo
  3. Take the bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto

$61 - $85

3 alternative options

Bus  •  32 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Chiclayo Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto

$114 - $230

Bus via Tarapoto  •  35 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Chiclayo Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto

$103 - $210

Drive  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Tarapoto 950 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Tarapoto is to bus which costs $60 - $85 and takes 43 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Tarapoto is to fly which costs $390 - $1,600 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Tarapoto. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Tarapoto via Quito and Chiclayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h.

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The distance between Quito and Tarapoto is 736 km. The road distance is 1520 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Tarapoto without a car is to bus which takes 32 h and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Quito to Tarapoto, including transfers.

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Quito to Tarapoto bus services, operated by Cruz del Sur, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Tarapoto is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs $390 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $230 and takes 32 h.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Tarapoto Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Tarapoto bus services, operated by Movil Tours, arrive at Tarapoto station.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Tarapoto.
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  • Distance: 460.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Tarapoto, Peru?

LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Quito to Tarapoto twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Tarapoto via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito, Chiclayo, and Chiclayo in around 32 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Tarapoto via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Quito to Tarapoto via Guayaquil, Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Bus operators
Cruz del Sur
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$26 - $40
Regular
$30 - $50
Suite
$45 - $70
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$21 - $29
Regular Bed
$26 - $40
Economy
$13 - $18
Premium Semi Bed
$29 - $40
Premium Bed
$30 - $50
Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Viajeros Internacional
Phone
(593) -7-2842107 / 2835535
Email
secretaria@viajerosinternacional.com
Bus from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
viajerosinternacional.com
Cooperativa de Transportes SANTA
Phone
032521061 GERENCIA 03 – 2521068 – 099227581 • AMBATO 03 – 2521 061
Email
cooperativasanta@hotmail.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
facebook.com

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