Transportation

Bus in Machala

CIFA

CIFA buses go to the Peruvian border at Huaquillas ($2, 1½ hours) several times a day, via the towns of Santa Rosa and Arenillas. CIFA buses also go to Guayaquil ($5, three hours).
Bus in Peru via Huaquillas

Panamericana

Panamericana has regular daily buses to Quito (around $15, 11 hours). It also has buses to Santo Domingo (around $8, eight hours) and an evening bus to Tulcán.
Port in Puerto Bolívar & Jambelí

Muelle De Cabotaje Pier

Passenger boats (return $4, around 30 minutes) depart on the hour Jambelí island from here. Cash only. There's an ATM opposite the dock.
Bus in Machala

Piñas Interprovincial

Piñas Interprovincial leaves regularly from early morning to around 7pm for Piñas ($2.75, two hours) and Zaruma ($3.75, 2½ hours).
Bus in Machala

Rutas Orenses

Rutas Orenses has comfortable air-conditioned buses (sometimes with wi-fi) and frequent services to Guayaquil and Huaquillas.
Bus in Machala

Transportes T.A.C

Transportes T.A.C leaves regularly from early morning to around 7pm for Piñas ($3, two hours) and Zaruma ($3.50, 2½ hours).
Airline in Machala

Tame

Flights to Quito (from $27, 1¼ hours) with Tame depart from Santa Rosa Airport, 40 minutes south of Machala.
Bus in Machala

Panamericana

Service to several national destinations as well as Caracas, Venezuela and two destinations in Peru.
Bus in Machala

Loja Internacional

Transportes Cooperativa Loja goes to Loja ($7, takes five hours at night, six during the day).
Bus in Machala

Coturcip SA

Has several departures daily to Guayaquil ($10, 3 hours) and Cuenca ($12, 3 hours).