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

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Fly  •  10 h 29 min

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

$215 - $1,036

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Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Mendoza Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Mendoza to Quito Via Bogota

$208 - $378

3 alternative options

Bus Expresos Los Llanos  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Arica Via Buenos Aires / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cúcuta to Quito Via Santiago

$492 - $540

Bus Skybus  •  3 days 8 h

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

$401

Drive  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Drive from Santiago to Quito 3233 miles

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Quito is to fly which costs $210 - $1,100 and takes 10 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Quito is to fly which costs $210 - $1,100 and takes 10 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to Quito. However, there are services departing from Santiago and arriving at La Mascota via Cúcuta and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Santiago and Quito is 3785 km. The road distance is 5172.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs $490 - $540.

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It takes approximately 10 h 29 min to get from Santiago to Quito, including transfers.

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Santiago to Quito bus services, operated by Expreso Brasilia, depart from Santiago station.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Quito is to fly which takes 10 h 29 min and costs $210 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $490 - $540 and takes 2 days 12 h.

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There is no direct flight from Santiago Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Santiago to Quito bus services, operated by Expresos Los Llanos, arrive at Quito station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to Quito.
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  • Distance: 2365.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 29 min

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Quito, Ecuador?

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and four other airlines fly from Santiago to Quito hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Quito via Arica, Cúcuta, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
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
9 h 45 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
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Quito via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santiago to Quito
Ave. Duration
3 days 8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$400
Schedules at
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Quito is 2 h behind Santiago. It is currently 3:27 PM in Santiago and 1:27 PM in Quito.

Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to Quito is 5173 km. It takes approximately 2 days 19 h to drive from Santiago to Quito.

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LATAM Chile, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Santiago Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 826+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30 min and costs $10 - $45.

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