If you are looking for a more private alternative to the bus, AndesTransit offers door-to-door shuttle service direct from your hotel in Quito or the airport to popular destinations like Baños, Otavalo, Alausí, Cuenca, Manta, or from anywhere to anywhere in Ecuador. Return service is optional.
This is not a tour service, but you can order a tour guide service separately if desired.
The shuttle can pick you up and take you directly to the scheduled destination. With much fewer passengers than a bus, the shuttle can operate within a more rapid time frame.
Even though the price per passenger is higher, when you take the bus, you have to first take a taxi to the bus terminal, which is $15 on top of your bus ticket price. Plus, the shuttle provides you free snacks!
No bus stations, no running around finding the gate, and far less paperwork. If you want to focus on the scenery instead of chasing down your transportation, the shuttle is right for you.
The shuttle is kept extra clean and uncluttered, and you are free of interruptions, movies and music. Shuttle drivers drive safely and seriously, and make no stops that you don't want.
|Route||Schedule||One way||Round trip**||Booking link|
|QUITO - BAÑOS||Sun-Fri |
|QUITO - OTAVALO||Saturdays|
|* - Prices are for the whole shuttle and can carry up to 4 passengers (3 for most comfort). Prices are in US dollars.|
|** - Round trip must return the same day. If you want to come back on a separate day, use the Consult form below to have us give you a quote.|
-Custom Itineraries: Yes, we can arrange a shuttle or van to other popular destinations in Ecuador. Use our CONSULT form below to let us know where you want to go and when, and the number of passengers, and we'll get back to you with a price and availability. Please consult a minimum of seven days in advance to improve your chances of booking.
-Tour guide: $60 per shuttle and per day (English or Spanish speaking)
-Snacks on board are free!
Absolutely! We have shuttles based around the country, so if you have a peculiar itinerary in mind or need us to pick you up at an unusual place or time, just use the CONSULT form below and tell us where you'd like to go and when, and we will send you back a quote. We respond to shuttle questions only. For bus questions, just go to andestransit.com and search.
20 kg per person. Our shuttles are cars or small vans and can only carry luggage you would fit in your own car for a full number of passengers.
As long as there's space, 48 hours in advance.
Just tell us where you want to go, when, and how many passengers. We'll then write you back with availability of the programmed routes, or a custom trip package and a link to secure your reservation with a payment.