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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Barrancabermeja, taxi  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Barrancabermeja (EJA) UIO - EJA
  2. Take a taxi from Barrancabermeja to Tulcan

$269 - $808

Cheapest option

Bus Bolivariano, taxi  •  40 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Armenia
  2. Take the bus from Armenia to Medellín
  3. Take the bus from Medellín to Amalfi
  4. Take a taxi from Amalfi to Tulcan

$96 - $144

7 alternative options

Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, taxi  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) UIO - MDE
  2. Take a taxi from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Tulcan

$179 - $483

Fly to Bogota, bus, taxi  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Bogota (BOG) UIO - BOG
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to Puerto Berrío
  3. Take a taxi from Puerto Berrío to Tulcan

$190 - $537

Fly to Bucaramanga, bus, taxi  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Bucaramanga (BGA) UIO - BGA
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Puerto Berrío
  3. Take a taxi from Puerto Berrío to Tulcan

$233 - $732

Bus, drive, taxi  •  28 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Carcelén to Tulcán
  2. Drive from Tulcán to Pasto
  3. Take the bus from Pasto to Medellín
  4. Take the bus from Medellin to Santa Rosa
  5. Take a taxi from Santa Rosa to Tulcan

$123 - $169

Bus Linea de Los Andes, taxi  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Cali
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Armenia
  3. Take the bus from Armenia to Medellín
  4. Take the bus from Medellín to Cisneros
  5. Take a taxi from Cisneros to Tulcan

$148 - $228

Bus, taxi  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Cali
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Cartago
  3. Take the bus from Cartago to Medellín
  4. Take the bus from Medellín to Amalfi
  5. Take a taxi from Amalfi to Tulcan

Drive  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Tulcan 878.8 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Tulcan is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 22 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Tulcan is to fly and taxi which costs $170 - $490 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Quito and Tulcan is 909 km. The road distance is 1406.1 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 4 min to get from Quito to Tulcan, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Tulcan is Barrancabermeja (EJA) Airport which is 101.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) (122 km), Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) (130.5 km), Bucaramanga (BGA) (171.2 km) and Monteria (MTR) (233.8 km).

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Map of how to get from Quito to Tulcan.
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  • Distance: 568.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 4 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Tulcan, Antioquia, Colombia?

There is no direct connection from Quito to Tulcan. However, you can take the taxi to Quito airport, fly to Barrancabermeja, then take the taxi to Tulcan. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Quito airport, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, then take the taxi to Tulcan.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Barrancabermeja via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Quito to Barrancabermeja via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Quito to Barrancabermeja via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Barrancabermeja via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Guayaquil, Cali
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
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 Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Quito to Bucaramanga via Guayaquil, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Flights from Quito to Bucaramanga via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to Puerto Berrío
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$9 - $14
Premium
$11 - $17
Mini Van
$11 - $14
Pullman Carchi
Phone
2980380
Bus from Terminal Carcelén to Tulcán
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Coopetransa
Website
coopetransa.co
Bus from Medellin to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
coopetransa.com
Bus from Medellín to Cisneros
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
coopetransa.com
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Cali to Armenia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $14
Premium (S26)
$19 - $22
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Armenia to Medellín
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
De Occidente
Website
deoccidente.com
Bus from Cali to Cartago
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
deoccidente.com
Coonorte
Phone
0057 4 4801580
Email
Info@coonorte.com.co
Website
coonorte.com.co
Bus from Medellín to Amalfi
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
coonorte.com.co
Other operators
Taxi from Barrancabermeja to Tulcan
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
TransBarranca
Phone
+57 7603 0000
Website
transbarranca.com
Transportes Radio Taxi Ltda
Phone
+57 7610 1010
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Radio Taxi Barranca
Phone
+57 7611 1111
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co

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