The airport Mariscal Sucre, is located at the northend side of Quito at the Avenida Amazonas. All International flights into Ecuador arrive to Quito or Guayaquil (Simón Bolivar airport).
Bus: The Terminal Terrestre is addressed at Maldonado and
Cumandá (south of Plaza Santo Domingo), in the old
city. All long distance buses leave and arrive to the station.
Some other long distance bus companies with better quality
coaches have their own private terminals in the New City,
such as Panamericana on Colón and Reina Victoria
corner (Tel. 2501585). They go to Guayaquil, Manta, Esmeraldas,
Huaquillas, Cuenca, Loja and Machala. They also offer international
service to Lima and Bogotá. Ormeño
Internacional.- (Lima, Santiago and Buenos Aires) Address:
Shyris N34-432 and Portugal opposite Parque la Carolina
City buses: There
are three types of city buses, "Populares" which
are light blue and cost around US $0.18 (crowded). "Interparroquial"
which are pink and run to outer places such as the valleys
of Los Chillos and Tumbaco. And "selectivos" which
are red and takes only sitting passengers. The cost is around
| Trolley bus: Is an organized transport system of Trolley buses,
running on sole set lanes across the city north to south
and feeder (alimentadores) bus lines, running to suburbs
from the northern and southern stations. The Trole has 2
routes running mainly along Av. 10 de Agosto, and the brand
new one called Ecovía along Av. 6 de Diciembre.
The fare for both systems is US $0.25.
Taxi: Taxis in Quito have working meters, make sure
that the meter is running when you hire one. If it is not,
you should bargain the fare with the taxi driver in advance. At night, rates increase
to a 40% more of normal prices.
List of Radio Taxi companies:
Taxi Amigo: Tel. 2222222 / 2333333 / 2222220
City Taxi: Tel. 2633333 / 2630220
Central Radio Taxis: Tel. 2406806 / 2811111 / 2267900
RTR: Tel. 2533878 / 2535600
JJ Taxi: Tel. 2639639 / 2639999 / 2628400.
Train: Regular train schedules are sporadic and located via
trolley at Chimbacalle or Machángara Tel 2656142 or head office Tel. 2582921