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Air

Flights to Quito (from $27, 1¼ hours) with Tame depart from Santa Rosa Airport, 40 minutes south of Machala. Jump on any bus heading to Huaquillas (ask the bus driver to stop at the airport), or take a taxi ($30).

Bus

Machala has no central bus terminal, though most bus companies cluster about five blocks southeast of Parque Juan Montalvo.

Bus schedules change regularly. Reservations are recommended for international journeys and more obscure destinations.

Bus companies include:

Azuay International

CIFA

Coop Turismo Oro Guayas

Coturcip SA

Loja Internacional

Piñas Interprovincial

Rutas Orenses

Buses from Machala

Cuenca

Bus Company

Azuay International

Price

$5

Duration

4 hours

Cuenca

Bus Company

Coturcip SA

Price

$12

Duration

3 hours

Huaquillas via Santa Rosa

Bus Company

CIFA

Price

$2

Duration

2 hours

Huaquillas

Bus Company

Rutas Orenses

Price

$5

Duration

2 hours

Guayaquil

Bus Company

CIFA

Price

$5

Duration

3-4 hours

Guayaquil

Bus Company

Coop Turismo Oro Guayas

Price

$10

Duration

3 hours

Guayaquil

Bus Company

Coturcip SA

Price

$10

Duration

3 hours

Loja

Bus Company

Loja Internacional

Price

$7

Duration

5-6 hours

Piñas

Bus Company

Piñas Interprovincial

Price

$2.75

Duration

2 hours

Zaruma

Bus Company

Piñas Interprovincial

Price

$3.75

Duration

2.5 hours

Piñas

Bus Company

Transportes T.A.C

Price

$2.75

Duration

2 hours

Zaruma

Bus Company

Transportes T.A.C

Price

$3.75

Duration

2.5 hours

Puerto Bolívar

Bus Company

Downtown Line 1 and 13

Price

$0.30

Duration

25mins

Minivan

A handful of minivan companies line Guayas between Pichincha and Serrano, including Coturcip SA and Coop Turismo Oro Guayas. These have hourly departures to Guayaquil ($10 to $12, three hours).