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The Quito to Guayaquil pass is the perfect choice for those who want to see the best of what Ecuador has to offer, but don’t have time to visit Montañita. With this pass you can travel from Quito, the capital city, to the huge metropolis of Guayaquil and see everything on the way, from the huge Cotopaxi Volcano, to the traditional markets of Riobamba and Cuenca. If you would like to see even more of what Ecuador has to offer then check out the Full South to Montañita pass!
5 days minimum / No maximum
All your bus journeys on our luxury buses, free extra stops, hotel pickup/drop off, all local taxes and much more… see below for full list.
After booking, you will get a Hop Login code. With this, you can change all your buses, pickup locations and more up to 12 hours before the next bus! Flexible and Easy!
Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!
Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
The Quito to Guayaquil pass is broken down to 3 Hopstages:
Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!
Pick up from all hotels and hostels in Quito
Bus starts pickups between 6:00am – 6:30am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Baños. Whether you prefer a canyoning expedition in the jungle or a day in the hot tub (or maybe both), Baños has something for everybody and that’s why it’s one of Ecuador’s best destinations.
As always, if you love Baños, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Departures are every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Meeting point in Paracas is Library at Juan Montalvo Park (Located on Calle Juan Montalvo between 16 de Diciembre and 12 de Noviembre).
Buses depart at 2pm sharp.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Cuenca. The city is most well-known for its splendid colonial architecture, but there are plenty of other things to do besides exploring the historic city center. This is one of our favorite stops and you’re sure to find many incredible activities here!
As always, if you love Cuenca, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Departures are every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Pick up from all hotels and hostels in Cuenca.
Bus starts pickups between 10:30pm – 11:00pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Guayaquil. For travelers who are planning to visit the Galapagos Islands while in Ecuador, Guayaquil is the best place to catch a flight. For help on planning the Galapagos Islands tour, which is easily incorporated into your Ecuador Hop itinerary, make sure to check out our Galapagos Islands guide.
As always, if you love Guayaquil, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
You can choose where our bus will pick you up in our booking system.
Follow our recommended plan here or hop on and hop off as much as you like
|Quito to Cotopaxi to Quilotoa to Baños||EVERY DAY|
|Quito (Depart)||06:30 AM|
|Cotopaxi Volcano Viewpoint||07:45 AM|
|Quilotoa Lagoon Viewpoint||10:30 AM|
|Baños (Arrive)||3:00 PM|
Main activities in Baños:
Note about Cotopaxi:
Note about Quilotoa:
|Baños to Riobamba to Alausí to Cuenca||Tue/Thu/Sat|
|Baños (Depart)||02:00 PM|
|Balbanera Church & Laguna de Colta||04:00 PM|
|Cuenca (Arrive)||11:00 PM|
Main activities in Riobamba: Visiting the city’s traditional markets, taking in views of the Chimborazo Volcano.
Note about Alausí:
Main activities in Cuenca:
|Cuenca to Guayaquil||Tue/Thu/Sat|
|Cuenca (Depart)||11:00 PM|
|Guayaquil (Arrive)||04:00 AM (the next day)|
Main activities in Guayaquil:
06:30AM Every Day
All hostels and hotels in Quito (direct pick-up)
5 Days / 4 Night
Easter weekend holidays: Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.
Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.
We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year. We do this to give our bus drivers and guides time to spend with their families during these special holidays. As a business, we know this may disappoint some travelers, but we care about our employees the same way we care about our passengers and want to give them a well-deserved rest.
NO BUS FROM: 24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you check the bus timetables for each pass as not all routes have daily departures.
As well as an unbeatable safety record, Ecuador Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.
If comparing Ecuador Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.
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