ECUADOR HOP
VS PUBLIC BUSES

Public buses in Ecuador will get you to your destination, but we feel that Ecuador Hop is a better option for tourists for a variety of reasons. Take a look at the table below to learn a little bit about the difference between Ecuador Hop and local public buses in Ecuador.

ECUADOR HOP PUBLIC BUSES
TRAVEL INDEPENDENTLY YES YES
QUITO/MONTAÑITA HOTEL/HOSTEL PICKUPS YES NO
QUITO/MONTAÑITA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROPOFFS YES NO
ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE YES NO
DISCOUNTS ON HOSTELS YES NO
DISCOUNTS ON TOURS YES NO
MEET NEW PEOPLE ONBOARD YES NO
ONBOARD MOVIES IN ENGLISH YES NO
LARGE DUVET BLANKET YES NO

As you can see in the above table, Ecuador Hop provides a way to travel independently (like on local public buses) but with a LOT more to offer. We are safer, more flexible, and provide a lot more value for your money if you consider all the discounts we offer on hostels and tours. Here’s a little more information about what we offer.

  • Quito and Montañita hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs

    Carrying around luggage, negotiating with taxis and trying to find your accommodations after a long bus trip can be a real nightmare. Let us pick you up and drop you off directly from your hotel or hostel in Quito and Montañita!

  • English-speaking guides

    Our fluent bilingual guides are always there to assist with anything you need--from trip advice and recommendations on local restaurants and more! Nobody knows more about Ecuador than our knowledgeable guides.

  • Exclusive discounts

    Traveling with a strict budget can definitely take some of the joy out of traveling. Luckily, we’ve negotiated some amazing deals on tours and hostels to help you make the most of your money on your trip.

  • Friendly atmosphere

    You’ll be able to meet many friendly people from all over the world on our buses. Many of our passengers end up becoming lifelong friends with the people they meet on our buses!

  • Safe and comfortable journey

    We offer warm blankets, onboard English-language movies, along with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your safety is our top priority. You can just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

    As you can see, Ecuador Hop provides many benefits over traditional public buses. We’re confident that our buses are by far the best way to travel in Ecuador.

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