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

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Fly, drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Santa Rosa (ETR) UIO - ETR
  2. Drive from Santa Rosa to Tumbes

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Bus  •  13 h 12 min

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

$23 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus via Guayaquil  •  14 h 14 min

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

$23 - $39

Bus via Quevedo  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Quitumbe to Quevedo
  2. Take the bus from Quevedo to Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre, Avenida Benjamín Rosales, La Garzota, Tarqui, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
  3. Take the bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes

$110 - $161

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 13 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Tumbes is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8 h 58 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 - Terminal Quitumbe and Machala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 12 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 12 min and costs $23 - $35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Quito to Tumbes, including transfers.

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Quito to Tumbes bus services, operated by Panamericana Internacional, depart from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe 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 Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA, 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: 2 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Tumbes via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, Machala, and Machala in around 13 h 12 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Bus operators
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Machala
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Machala to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes Ecuador
Phone
38244851
Email
secretaria@transportesecuador.com.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transportesecuador.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Quevedo
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
transportesecuador.com.ec
Bus from Quevedo to Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre, Avenida Benjamín Rosales, La Garzota, Tarqui, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportesecuador.com.ec
Trans Macuchi
Phone
593 03 2688142
Email
transmacuchi@transmacuchi.com
Bus from Quito Quitumbe to Quevedo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
transmacuchi.com
Flota Bolivar
Phone
593 (05) 2 763-286
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quevedo to Guayaquil Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Guayaquil to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe

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