Getting there & away
Guaranda’s bus terminal is on the east side of town. It’s a solid 15-minute walk or a $1 cab ride downtown. Afternoon buses can get booked up in advance, so plan ahead.
Buses depart hourly for Ambato ($2, two hours) and Quito ($4.50, five hours). Almost as frequently, there are buses for Babahoyo ($2.50, 2½ hours) and Guayaquil ($4, four hours). There are numerous daily buses to Riobamba ($2, two hours) via El Arenal; this passes the Chimborazo park entrance and access road to the mountain refuges.