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

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Fly to Loja, drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Loja (LOH) UIO - LOH
  2. Drive from Loja to Zaruma

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Bus Transportes TAC  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Zaruma

$19

3 alternative options

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  4 h 23 min

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

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  15 h 1 min

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

$19 - $28

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Zaruma 396.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Zaruma is to bus which costs $20 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Zaruma is to bus which costs $20 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Zaruma. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Zaruma via Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 34 min.

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The distance between Quito and Zaruma is 404 km. The road distance is 633.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Zaruma without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 34 min and costs $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Quito to Zaruma, including transfers.

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Quito to Zaruma bus services, operated by Transportes TAC, depart from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Loja Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Quito to Zaruma bus services, operated by Transportes TAC, arrive at Zaruma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Zaruma is 634 km. It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to drive from Quito to Zaruma.

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  • Distance: 252.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Zaruma, Ecuador?

Transportes TAC operates a bus from Quito to Zaruma every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Quito to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Santa Rosa to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
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Cooperativa Ciudad de Piñas
Transportes TAC
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
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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 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
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

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