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There are 3 ways to get from Riobamba to Cuenca by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Riobamba to Cuenca Quito / ...

$6 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Riobamba to Cuenca 168.7 miles

Bus, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Riobamba to Quito CENTRO - Trans Patria Office
  2. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Cuenca (CUE) UIO - CUE

$83 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Riobamba to Cuenca is to bus which costs $6 - $18 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Riobamba to Cuenca is to bus and fly which costs $80 - $250 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riobamba and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Riobamba and Cuenca is 142 km. The road distance is 270 km.

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The best way to get from Riobamba to Cuenca without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $6 - $18.

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The bus from Riobamba to Cuenca takes 6 h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Riobamba to Cuenca bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Patria, depart from Riobamba station.

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The quickest flight from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Riobamba to Cuenca bus services, operated by Cooperativa de Transportes Patria, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riobamba to Cuenca is 270 km. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Riobamba to Cuenca.

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  • Distance: 89 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Riobamba, Ecuador and Cuenca, Ecuador?

Cooperativa de Transportes Patria operates a bus from Riobamba to Cuenca hourly. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 6 h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
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 Cuenca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transportes Patria
Phone
593 03 2951384
Website
cooperativapatria.com
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cooperativapatria.com
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Bus from Riobamba to Quito CENTRO - Trans Patria Office
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cooperativapatria.com
EXPRESS SUCRE Cooperativa de Transportes
Phone
+593 (7) 286 7473 / 283 5717
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
facebook.com
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Road
$6 - $9
bus
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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Jahuay Internacional
Phone
07-2238146 Celular: 0987819040
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Unión Cariamanga Internacional
Phone
(07) 303-5297, 005173331259
Email
administradores@unioncariamanga.com.ec
Website
unioncariamanga.com.ec
Bus from Riobamba to Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
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andestransit.com

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TAME and LATAM Ecuador offer flights from Quito Airport to Cuenca Airport.

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