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There are 7 ways to get from Quito to Tumbes by plane, 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.

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Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Rosa (ETR) UIO - ETR
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Huaquillas

$132 - $276

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Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes Guayaquil

$23 - $33

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Fly to Guayaquil, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Guayaquil (GYE) UIO - GYE
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes

$158 - $328

Fly to Loja, drive, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Loja (LOH) UIO - LOH
  2. Drive from Loja to Zaruma
  3. Take the bus from Zaruma to Huaquillas

Fly to Cuenca, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE
  2. Take the bus from Cuenca to Huaquillas

Bus Skybus  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Tumbes Via Cucuta / ...

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Tumbes 393 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Tumbes is to bus which costs $23 - $35 and takes 14 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Tumbes is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $280 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Tumbes. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Tumbes via Quito. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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The distance between Quito and Tumbes is 428 km. The road distance is 628.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Tumbes without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Quito to Tumbes, including transfers.

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Quito to Tumbes bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Quito station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Santa Rosa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Quito to Tumbes bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Tumbes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Tumbes is 629 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Quito to Tumbes.

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  • Distance: 267.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

Skybus operates a bus from Quito to Tumbes every 4 hours, and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Quito to Loja
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Quito to Loja via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Quito to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Quito to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
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Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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Transportes TAC
Phone
Zaruma: +(593)072949222
Email
info@cooperativatac.com
Website
cooperativatac.com
Bus from Zaruma to Huaquillas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
cooperativatac.com
Pullman Sucre Internacional
Phone
593 072822329
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cuenca to Huaquillas
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportescuenca.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Santa Rosa Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Tumbes. 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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