Quito airport to Otavalo
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 31, 2013 9:52 AM Last Post By: congochris
Jan 21, 2013 12:37 PM
Quito airport to OtavaloSome advice, please. What sort of taxi service is available straight from Quito airport to Otavalo? And is it something that should be arranged in advance (perhaps through our Otavalo hotel) or is it easy & safe enough to hire a taxi upon arrival? Also, the approximate price? I'd be willing to take a multifare taxi or a shuttle bus if it exists, but I hear the taxi sometimes goes all over filling up with passengers, and I'm on a fairly tight schedule. Thanks Yujin
Jan 21, 2013 1:40 PM
1yujin- the ride is about 90 kilometres and will take about an hour and a half. Having your Otavalo hotel arrange a taxi to pick you up should like the best thing to do- you'd be sure of the driver. See this link for a look at the actual ride-
Perhaps another forum member - or the hotel representative in Otavalo that you contact - can give you an idea of what the fare should be. I'm guessing that it might be something in the $80. - $100. range. I guess you have to weigh the convenience of getting to Otavalo with no fuss against the cost.
Jan 23, 2013 1:58 PM
2You can take the bus for $2 from the bus north terminal. Quito taxi can take you there for $5.00.
Taxi to Otavalo will cost around $50.
The market was a let down you can get the same all over Ecuador. Best was the Condor park
above Otavalo taxi is $5 one way and park will call taxis for you. They have two shows per day
11:30 & 3:30.
You should check out Banos! and the waterfalls.
Jan 31, 2013 9:52 AM
3When do you plan on doing this? The new aiport in Quito opens mid february, and all flights will go leave from there, so times and prices for ground tranport to/from the airport will change.
(3 star Hotel)
From US$90.00 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$7.00 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$19.00 per night