There are 9 ways to get from Santiago to Ecuador by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Guayaquil  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Guayaquil (GYE) SCL - GYE

$182 - $997

8 alternative options

Fly to Quito  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Quito (UIO) SCL - UIO

$210 - $1,032

Fly to Manta  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Manta (MEC) SCL - MEC

$320 - $1,007

Fly to Tumbes, bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Tumbes (TBP) SCL - TBP
  2. Take the bus from Tumbes to Machala

$500 - $1,384

Bus via Arica  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Arica
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Terminal de buses Plaza Norte
  3. Take the bus from Lima to Quito

$266 - $366

Bus Tas-Choapa  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Lima Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Quito Via Cucuta / ...

$382 - $442

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Lima Javier Prado
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

$292 - $412

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  5 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Quito

$212 - $392

Drive  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Drive from Santiago to Quito 3233 miles

$500 - $800

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Ecuador?

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from Santiago to Durán every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Quito via Arica, Terminal de buses Plaza Norte, Lima, Quito, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 3 days 4 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santiago to Guayaquil via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Santiago to Guayaquil via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Lima, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Manta via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Santiago to Manta via Lima, Quito
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Manta via Lima, Guayaquil, Quito
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Santiago to Manta via Lima, Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Santiago to Guayaquil via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Santiago to Tumbes via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Santiago to Tumbes via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Santiago to Guayaquil via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Santiago to Manta via Panama City, Quito
Ave. Duration
15 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Tumbes to Machala
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Arica
Ave. Duration
27 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Ramos Cholele
Phone
Santiago: +56 (2) 778-7551, +56 (2) 778-7566 / Arica +56 (58) 221-029 / Antofagasta +56 (55) 279-995 / Calama +56 (55) 318-828 / Copiapo +56 (52) 217-217 / Iquique +56 (57) 413-144 / Taltal +56 (55) 611-316
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santiago to Arica
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Arica to Terminal de buses Plaza Norte
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
recorrido.cl
Tas-Choapa
Phone
+54 261 431-2140
Website
taschoapa.cl
Bus from Santiago to Lima
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$202
Schedules at
taschoapa.cl
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Santiago to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Quito Terminal Quitumbe, Avenida Condor Ñan, Ejercito Nacional, Quitumbe, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santiago to Ecuador?

The distance between Santiago and Ecuador is 3685 km. The road distance is 5173 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santiago to Ecuador?

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Ecuador is to bus which costs $260 - $370 and takes 3 days 4 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Santiago to Ecuador?

The quickest way to get from Santiago to Ecuador is to fly which takes 9 h 6 min and costs $180 - $1,000.

Is there a direct bus between Santiago and Ecuador?

No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to Ecuador. However, there are services departing from Santiago and arriving at Dos Puentes via Arica, Lima and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4 h.

How long does it take to get from Santiago to Ecuador?

It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Santiago to Ecuador, including transfers.