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

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Drive to Santa Rosa, fly  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Santa Rosa
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (ETR) to Quito (UIO) ETR - UIO

$105 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Tumbes to Guayaquil Mancora
  2. Take the bus from Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe Quito

$25 - $43

3 alternative options

Drive to Loja, fly  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Loja
  2. Fly from Loja (LOH) to Quito (UIO) LOH - UIO

$107 - $216

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Tumbes to Quito Via Bogota

$34 - $46

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Quito 393 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Tumbes to Quito is to bus which costs $24 - $45 and takes 15 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tumbes to Quito is to drive and fly which costs $100 - $230 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tumbes to Quito. However, there are services departing from Tumbes and arriving at La Mascota via Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 19 min.

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The distance between Tumbes and Quito is 428 km. The road distance is 628.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tumbes to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 19 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Tumbes to Quito, including transfers.

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Tumbes to Quito bus services, operated by Expreso Internacional Ormeño, depart from Tumbes station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Rosa Airport to Quito Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Tumbes to Quito.
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  • Distance: 267.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Tumbes, Peru and Quito, Ecuador?

Expreso Internacional Ormeño operates a bus from Tumbes to Quito twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 13 h.

Airlines
TAME
Website
tame.com.ec
Flights from Santa Rosa to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Loja to Quito
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Loja to Quito via Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Transporte CIFA
Phone
+593 07 2937 874
Email
info@cifainternacional.com
Website
cifainternacional.com
Bus from Tumbes to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Guayaquil - Terminal Terrestre to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Transportes Ecuador
Phone
38244851
Email
secretaria@transportesecuador.com.ec
Bus from Guayaquil Terminal Terrestre to Quito -Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transportesecuador.com.ec

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