Guayaquil to Quito

Guayaquil to Quito

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Guayaquil to Quito Schedule

Guayaquil to Quito Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Standard 3pax Any time$ 341.12
Taxxis Ecuador Comfort Car 05:00 - 12:20$ 84
LATAM Airlines Group Economy #LA136206:10 - 07:00$ 69.23
Avianca Economy #AV166109:15 - 10:07$ 63.16
Taxxis Ecuador Comfort Car 11:00 - 18:30$ 84
LATAM Airlines Group Economy #LA141813:54 - 14:45$ 63.70
Taxxis Ecuador Comfort Car 14:00 - 21:00$ 60
Avianca Economy #AV163917:39 - 18:31$ 39.40
Avianca Economy #AV166319:01 - 19:53$ 51.07
Avianca Economy #AV167921:32 - 22:24$ 39.40
LATAM Airlines Group Economy #LA137422:10 - 23:00$ 63.16

Transportation from Guayaquil to Quito

Facts about the transport from Guayaquil to Quito

Cheapest Transport$16
Fastest Transport50m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure11:15 PM
Departures per day36
Distance500 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAvianca, Daytrip, Flota Imbabura, LATAM Airlines Group, Taxxis Ecuador

How to get from Guayaquil to Quito

Travelling between Guayaquil and Quito is possible by Flight, bus, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 529.44 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 15.91.

How long does it take to get from Guayaquil to Quito?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 hours to travel between Guayaquil and Quito depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Guayaquil and Quito. Flight will bring you to your destination in 50m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 10h to reach Quito.

How much does it cost to get from Guayaquil to Quito?

Travelling between Guayaquil and Quito can be as cheap as USD 15.91 if you opt for a Flota Imbabura bus and as expensive as USD 529.44 if you buy a Daytrip taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Guayaquil and Quito ?

  • 15 from Guayaquil to Quito starting from 06:00 Guayaquil Airport until 22:10 Guayaquil Airport
  • 9 from Guayaquil to Quito starting from 05:00 Guayaquil Transfer until 14:00 Guayaquil Transfer
  • 6 from Guayaquil to Quito starting from 12:15 Terminal Terrestre Guayaquil until 23:15 Terminal Terrestre Guayaquil
  • 6 from Guayaquil to Quito starting from 00:00 Guayaquil Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Guayaquil Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Guayaquil to Quito.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Guayaquil to Quito, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 51.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Guayaquil and Quito

Avianca, LATAM Airlines Group


Travelling from Guayaquil to Quito overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Guayaquil and Quito

Flota Imbabura


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Guayaquil and Quito



Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Guayaquil and Quito, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Guayaquil and Quito

Taxxis Ecuador

What is the most popular transport to get from Guayaquil to Quito?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 55% decided to fly
  • 36% opted for a bus
  • 9% took a van