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There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Zaruma by plane, car, taxi 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  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Zaruma Quito Terminal Quitumbe / ...

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Fly to Santa Rosa, taxi  •  3 h 4 min

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

$418 - $608

Bus Cooperativa Piñas Interprovincial  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba Quito
  2. Take the bus from Pallatanga, Ecuador to Zaruma Zaruma

$24 - $26

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 $12 - $21 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Zaruma is to fly and taxi which costs $410 - $650 and takes 3 h 4 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 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 11 h 19 min and costs $12 - $21.

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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 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 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 10 h. Two other operators also service this route.

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
Tuesday, Thursday and 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
Transportes TAC
Phone
Zaruma: +(593)072949222
Email
info@cooperativatac.com
Website
cooperativatac.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
cooperativatac.com
Cooperativa Piñas Interprovincial
Phone
AMBATO: 0932407913 - 0997563116 - Terminal Ambato: 032522398 BALSAS:2517444 CUENCA:2843940 GUAYAQUIL:042130531 LOJA:2575052 MACHALA: 2938689 MARCABELI:2956557 PORTOVELO:2949133 QUITO:023824750 - 0997858760-023824795 RIOBAMBA: 032600459 SANTA ROSA:2945057 SANTO DOMINGO: 0968441947 ZARUMA: 2972955
Email
info@cooppinas.com
Website
cooppinas.com
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
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Bus from Pallatanga, Ecuador to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
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Transportes Occidentales
Phone
+593 2-303-4291
Email
sistemas@transportesoccidentales.com
Website
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
transportesoccidentales.com.ec
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Quito - Terminal Quitumbe to Riobamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
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Book at
andestransit.com
Road
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Rosa to Zaruma
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$320 - $390
Compañía de Taxis Contax Machaleña
Phone
+593 7-279-4300

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TAME offers flights from Quito Airport to Loja Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zaruma. Prices start at $100 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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