Quito to Esmeraldas

Quito to Esmeraldas

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Quito to Esmeraldas Schedule

Quito to Esmeraldas Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 4pax Any time$ 395.62
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 08:00 - 14:00$ 12.71
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 11:10 - 17:10$ 12.71
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 12:00 - 18:00$ 13.73
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 15:00 - 21:00$ 13.73
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 16:30 - 22:30$ 12.71
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 18:10 - 00:10$ 12.71
TransEsmeraldas Standard AC 23:15 - 05:15$ 12.71

Transportation from Quito to Esmeraldas

Facts about the transport from Quito to Esmeraldas

Cheapest Transport$13
Fastest Transport5h 20m
Earliest Departure8:00 AM
Latest Departure11:55 PM
Departures per day3
Distance267 kilometers
Transport CompaniesDaytrip, TransEsmeraldas

How to get from Quito to Esmeraldas

Travelling between Quito and Esmeraldas is possible by Bus and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 395.63 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a taxi which will set you back mere USD 252.30.

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

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 6 hours to travel between Quito and Esmeraldas depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Quito and Esmeraldas. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 5h 20m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 6h to reach Esmeraldas.

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

Travelling between Quito and Esmeraldas can be as cheap as USD 252.30 if you opt for a Daytrip taxi and as expensive as USD 395.63 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 Quito and Esmeraldas ?

  • 3 from Quito to Esmeraldas starting from 00:00 Quito Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Quito Hotel Transfer

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

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


Travelling from Quito to Esmeraldas 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 Quito and Esmeraldas



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 Quito and Esmeraldas


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

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus