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

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Fly  •  5 h 56 min

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

$395 - $1,541

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Bus via Cuenca  •  2 days 0 h

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

$63 - $96

3 alternative options

Bus  •  32 h

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

$91 - $184

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

$91 - $195

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 - $100 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Tarapoto is to fly which costs $390 - $1,600 and takes 5 h 56 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 $90 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 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 5 h 56 min and costs $390 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $190 and takes 32 h.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Tarapoto Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 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: 5 h 56 min

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

LATAM Chile flies from Quito to Tarapoto twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Tarapoto via 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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Bus operators
Cruz del Sur
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
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
$1 - $24
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Semi bed
$1 - $3
Economy
$1 - $3
Bed
$2 - $4
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Tarapoto
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $35
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Bed Regular
$2 - $4
Economy
$1 - $2
Semi Bed
$1 - $2
Bed Premium
$2 - $3
Suite
$2 - $4
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
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andestransit.com
Road
$11 - $14
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
Turismo Oriental
Phone
(593-07) 2868490
Website
turismooriental.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
turismooriental.ec
Book at
andestransit.com
Super Taxis Cuenca
Phone
+593 7-284-2629
Email
supertaxiscuenca@hotmail.com
Website
atrain-alianza.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Linea
Phone
+51 1 533-0739
Website
linea.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
linea.pe
Book at
linea.pe
Bus Star
Phone
+51 1 5338102
Website
busstar.com.pe
Bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
busstar.com.pe
Turismo Virgen del Carmen
Phone
+51 76 606966
Website
turismovirgendelcarmen.com.pe
Bus from Cajamarca to Tarapoto
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
turismovirgendelcarmen.com.pe

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Tarapoto is 1520 km. It takes approximately 22 h 44 min to drive from Quito to Tarapoto.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Quito Airport to Tarapoto Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Tarapoto. Prices start at $15 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 $30 - $40.

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