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Recommended option

Bus to Santa Rosa, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. ETR - UIO

$122 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus Panamericana Internacional  •  11 h 43 min

$25 - $34

5 alternative options

Bus to Guayaquil, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. GYE - UIO

$72 - $204

Bus, bus to Cuenca, fly  •  7 h 17 min

  1. CUE - UIO

$97 - $277

Bus, taxi to Loja, fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. LOH - UIO

$139 - $258

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  13 h 28 min

$34 - $46

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. 393 miles

$55 - $85

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

You can take a bus from Tumbes to Quito via Machala, Machala, Quito - Terminal Quitumbe, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
LATAM Ecuador
Website
latam.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
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 Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Cuenca to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
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
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guayaquil to Quito
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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
Bus from Tumbes to Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
cifainternacional.com
Transportes Azuay
Phone
+593-07-2823163
Email
gerencia@transportesazuay.com
Website
transportesazuay.com
Bus from Machala to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
transportesazuay.com
Transportes TAC
Bus from Machala to Portovelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Andes Transit
Email
info@andestransit.com
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Machala to Portovelo
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Panamericana Internacional
Phone
+593 (2) 2557133 / 2557134
Email
info@panamericana.ec
Website
panamericana.ec
Bus from Machala to Quito - Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
panamericana.ec
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Tumbes to Quito Terminal Quitumbe
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Other operators
Taxi from Portovelo to Loja
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tumbes and Quito is 428 km. The road distance is 629 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tumbes to Quito is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 11 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Tumbes to Quito is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $120 - $260.

No, there is no direct bus from Tumbes to Quito. However, there are services departing from Tumbes and arriving at La Mascota via Machala and Terminal Quitumbe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Tumbes to Quito, including transfers.