How to arrive to Baños?

How to arrive to Baños?

Baños de Agua Santa, commonly known as Baños, is a canton in the province of Tungurahua in Ecuador. Baños is a highly frequented tourist destination in the country.

In this blog, we want to give you useful information so you can arrive to this place which is recognized by the beauty of its waterfalls and rivers, its delicious cuisine, its sparkling nightlife, the extreme sports, and the famous “swing at the end of the world”. For this reason, we will explain you the way to arrive to Baños by bus, car, or tour.

By bus

To arrive to Baños you can take a bus from the Terminal Terrestre de Quitumbe (Quitumbe bus station) located at the south of the city of Quito. There are some bus companies that have as final destination the city of Baños, and their buses leave every 15 minutes. The distance between Quito and Baños is approximately 175 km. It means that if you travel by bus it can take you around 3.5 hours to arrive. Other bus companies have as final destination some cities in the Amazon region of Ecuador, so they will leave you on the road. Due to the fact that there are not many options for bus companies that travel during the night, we recommend you to make your trip during the day.

Another option to get to Baños in the first instance is to arrive to the city of Ambato, capital of the province of Tungurahua. From Ambato you should take another bus to Baños The buses for Baños have very continuous departure frequencies, between 10 to 15 minutes. The bus trip from Ambato to Baños will take about an hour.

Do not forget that the Terminal Terrestre of Baños is located very close to the main square, so you can arrive at your lodging place without having to take additional buses or a taxi.

By car

To arrive to Baños by car from the city of Quito, you must take the Pan-American Highway, Troncal de la Sierra / E35. During your trip, you will make the route Quito – Latacunga – Salcedo – Ambato – Pelileo – Baños de Agua Santa. Remember to respect the speed limits to avoid causing accidents and be fined for speeding. In private car the trip could take you between 2:15 to 2:45 hours depending on the traffic conditions.

Baños Tour from Quito Tour Bus

A simple, easy, and fun way to get to know Baños and enjoy all its beauties is trough our Baños Tour. Leave everything in our hands! We are sure that you will have a great time!

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