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Information for tourists

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Information for tourists

Dear tourist:

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.

  • Terminal terrestre: Bus station
  • Cooperativa de transporte: Companies that have buses and permits to carry passengers
  • Paso lateral: Outer ring road of a city
  • Boletería: Place where tickets bus are sold
  • Boleto: Bus ticket
  • "Y" (Ye): Crossing point of two major highways
  • Bus ejecutivo: Bus with more features than others and often with fewer stops on its way
  • Bus directo: Bus that makes few or no stops throughout its journey and usually within land terminals
  • Unidad: Technical name given to buses
  • Chofer: Bus driver
  • Oficial: Person who works on the bus, usually checking tickets, announcing stops, charging per route or assisting in loading and unloading luggage
  • Vía: Road
  • En tránsito: It is said when a bus passes through a town or city but it is not that place or its final destination or its departure

General recommendations

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.

How can I use Ecuabuses.com

Pantalla inicio ecuabuses.com 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:

  • The estimated departure time of the bus
  • The total estimated time of the journey
  • The Transport Cooperative that provides the service
  • The place of origin of the bus
  • The probability that this bus passes through the side pass (ring road) or through the terminal terrestre of the place where you intend to take the bus

Pantalla busqueda ecuabuses.com 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:

Pantalla detalle ecuabuses.com

  • The estimated time of arrival at the desired destination
  • The complete route that this bus takes with the departure time at its origin
  • The information about the transport cooperative, email, website and telephone numbers of the headquarters and the ticket offices at origin, destination and desired place of departure if available
If our travel option is limited and we do not have several options without waiting a long time, it is recommended to call the cooperatives that make our journey to ensure times and places of passage.

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.

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¡Feliz viaje!