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There are 6 ways to get from São Paulo to Tena by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Quito, bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Quito (UIO) GRU - UIO
  2. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Tena

$225 - $542

5 alternative options

Fly to Coca, bus  •  30h 31m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Coca (OCC) GRU - OCC
  2. Take the bus from El Coca - Puerto Francisco de Orellana to Loreto, Orellana, Ecuador
  3. Take the bus from Loreto, Orellana, Ecuador to Tena

$226 - $770

Fly to Pasto, bus  •  24h 48m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Pasto (PSO) GRU - PSO
  2. Take the bus from Pasto to Ipiales
  3. Take the bus from Tulcán to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
  4. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Tena

$360 - $2,251

Fly to Tumbes, bus  •  24h 20m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Tumbes (TBP) GRU - TBP
  2. Take the bus from Huaquillas to Puyo
  3. Take the bus from Puyo to Tena Terminal Terrestre

$288 - $939

Bus  •  4 days 17h

  1. Take the bus from Sao Paulo to Puerto Maldonado
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Quito
  3. Take the bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Tena

$254 - $550

Drive  •  3 days 12h

  1. Drive from São Paulo to Tena 6211.4 km

$650 - $1,000

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International entry into Ecuador from Brazil

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Brazil
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Ecuador land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Ecuador from Brazil

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 2 years of age or older
This does not apply to fully vaccinated nationals
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Considerations leaving from Brazil

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ecuador from Brazil.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tena is 171.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tena is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tena is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 171.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Brazil from Ecuador.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Tena is to fly and bus which costs R$ 1200 - R$ 3000 and takes 18h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from São Paulo to Tena is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost R$ 1200 - R$ 3000 and takes 18h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from São Paulo to Tena. However, there are services departing from Sao Paulo and arriving at Tena via Puerto Maldonado and Quito Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 17h.

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The distance between São Paulo and Tena is 4193 km. The road distance is 6211.4 km.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Tena without a car is to bus which takes 4 days 17h and costs R$ 1300 - R$ 3000.

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It takes approximately 18h 5m to get from São Paulo to Tena, including transfers.

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São Paulo to Tena bus services, operated by Expreso Internacional Ormeño, depart from Sao Paulo station.

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There is no direct flight from Sao Paulo Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 45m and has one stopover.

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São Paulo to Tena bus services, operated by Expreso Baños, arrive at Tena station.

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Tena is 2h behind São Paulo. It is currently 7:44 PM in São Paulo and 5:44 PM in Tena.

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  • Distance: 4192.9 km
  • Duration: 18h 5m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Tena, Ecuador?

You can take a bus from São Paulo to Tena via Puerto Maldonado, Quito, and Quito Terminal Quitumbe in around 4 days 17h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Sao Paulo to Coca via Lima, Quito
Ave. Duration
29h 57m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Coca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $470
Flights from Sao Paulo to Quito via Bogota, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
14h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $470
Flights from Sao Paulo to Coca via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
27h 36m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Sao Paulo to Coca via Panama City, Quito
Ave. Duration
23h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Sao Paulo to Coca via Bogota, Guayaquil, Quito
Ave. Duration
27h 9m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Sao Paulo to Pasto via Bogota
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Quito via Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,900 - $7,500
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Bus operators
Expreso Baños
Phone
+593 (0) 996671126
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Tena
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Puyo to Tena Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota Pelileo
Email
fpelileo@hotmail.com
Website
flotapelileo.com.ec
Bus from Quito Terminal Quitumbe to Tena Terminal Terrestre
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
flotapelileo.com.ec
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multipasajes.com
BAÑOS Cooperativa De Transportes y Turismo
Phone
+593 032740415, +593 0994593706
Email
info@cooperativabanos.com.ec
Website
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Bus from Quito -Terminal Quitumbe to Tena
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Coca to Loreto
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Loreto, Orellana, Ecuador to Tena
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
cooperativabanos.com.ec
Book at
isyplus.com
Bus from Huaquillas to Puyo
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
isyplus.com
Transportes Jumandy
Phone
593062886679- Lago Agrio +(593)-62833086
Bus from El Coca - Puerto Francisco de Orellana to Loreto, Orellana, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cootranar
Phone
572 721 8989
Website
cootranar.com
Bus from Pasto to Ipiales
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
cootranar.com
Flota Imbabura
Phone
+593 (2) 223 6940 / 256 5620
Website
flota-imbabura.com
Bus from Tulcán to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flota-imbabura.com
Cooperativa Trans Vencedores
Phone
(593) (6) 2981395, Terminal Carcelén: 0997 321-293
Email
coop_transvencedores@hotmail.com
Bus from Tulcán to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$725
Schedules at
transvencedores.com.ec
Velotax SA
Phone
+593-2980-633 (Tulcan)
Email
contacto@velotaxtulcan.com
Website
velotaxtulcan.com
Bus from Tulcán to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
velotaxtulcan.com

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Yes, the driving distance between São Paulo to Tena is 6211 km. It takes approximately 3 days 12h to drive from São Paulo to Tena.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, American Airlines, LATAM Chile and two other airlines offer flights from Sao Paulo Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Tena. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from São Paulo to Sao Paulo Airport is to shuttle which takes 39 min and costs R$ 57.

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