Here are some explanations that should help you to understand how to use our browser efficiently within the interprovincial transport system of Ecuador.
We will start with a word glossari use in Ecuador (spanish) for transportation bus and their meaning.
The interprovincial buses in Ecuador have, obviously, a departure and a final destination that depart and arrive at bus station ( terminal terrestre) in two different places. The time departure of a bus from a Terminal terretre is quite reliable , because the team of bus station force them to comply.
Most of these buses can also pick up and drop off passengers at any point along the way. . To take a bus at an intermediate point of the ride, the reliability of times and places of low passage.
The passage time depends on the speed that the bus has had since its departure, which may vary, for example, if it takes many passengers or if it is at night and it can circulate more easily.
The passage place can also vary. The bus can usually be taken in most places on your route just making a sign raising your hand but each passing village usually has a location that is used as a stop. In the cities there are 2 options, that the bus enters the terminal terrestre of that city and picks up the passengers there, or only bypass the city by external roads, which in Ecuador is called paso lateral (outer ring city road ). In these side steps of the cities there is also almost always a place that is used as a stop for interprovincial buses.
About the pasos laterales, it must be said that in many cities more buses pass through these side steps than through the land terminals. The stops on the side passages are usually very informal , sometimes only sidewalks on the same road where passengers get on and off buses. In general they are also places where after de sunset security can drop, since they are usually located in places on the outskirts of the cities and are not very busy at night.
A clear example of a lateral passage is found in the city of Ambato. Its land terminal is located in an area of the interior of the city where it is difficult to transit, and in this city in the center of the country most buses in transit choose only to stop at the side passage.
Usingour browser From a cell phone, the initial screen is quite intuitive, putting the first letters in the box "Lugar de Salida" will display options from more than 500 towns or cities. In the same way, the " Lugar de Destino " and the desired departure time are placed.
After touching the "Buscar!" Button, options will appear to make the desired route. The information displayed for each option is:
Advancing through the paginator we can see more possibilities of buses at different times. For example, to search for the image Riobamba >> Quito (Quitumbe) , the paginator indicates that we can see 8 pages. Each of them has 2 bus possibilities.
When we decide which option is most recommended, by touching the "Detalle" button we go to a screen where we can see, in addition to the above information:
Finally, if our web site do not find an option for your route with a bus without making stops, we do a general search in our database and we offer you, if it exists, the possibility of making a bus change in any city that allows you to make the travel in the shortest possible time. The screens for these switching options are also quite intuitive and reflect the same information as direct bus searches.