HOW TO MOBILIZE IN QUITO?
When a tourist arrives in a new city his head is filled with questions for being in an unknown place. Where to eat? What to visit? How to dress? How to mobilize? The latter is one of the most important questions among travelers, since each country and city has different means of transport.
Undoubtedly, public transport is the most effective way to get to know a new city, since this means usually travels most sites that a tourist must visit. So much so, that the subway or bus stops take the name of some of the most important monuments or sites.
Quito being the capital of Ecuador and receiving thousands of tourists daily, has several means of public transport such as bus, metro, trolleybus and ecovia. Next, we tell you a little more about how to access these services.
The bus is probably the oldest transportation service the capital has. As in any other city a bus allows you to go to the place you want, since usually this means reaches all corners of the city or at least the vast majority.
To get on a bus in Quito you only need $ 0.25 ctv. which is what the passage in general costs. Knowing your destination is very easy to access this transport that circulates approximately every 5 or 10 minutes for the established stops. Additionally, at the bus stops you can find a board of the buses that pass by and the sector they are going to.
The trolleybus is an articulated bus that runs through one of the main streets of the city, which is August 10. It has a route from the south of Quito at the El Recreo station to the El Labrador station in the north of Quito. It has 24 stops in total and the route in two directions.
To access the trolleybus you also only need $ 0.25 ctv., And you can go to the destination you want. If you are interested in knowing the Historical Center of Quito this transport is a good option since its route enters through the city center. The trolley operates from Monday to Friday from 05:00 to 24:00 and Saturday - Sunday from 06:00 to 22:00.
The metro is a transport very similar to the trolleybus that runs through the city through Avenida América and Avenida de la Prensa known as other main streets of Quito. This service connects the north end from La Ofelia station to the city center at the Playón de La Marín station.
In the same way the metro service has a cost of
$ 0.25 ctv. The schedules in which you can take this transport is from Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 22:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 06:00 to 21:00.
Finally, the ecovía is another articulated bus service that runs through much of the north-eastern flank of the city through the 6 de Diciembre and Gran Colombia avenues. It connects the center-north from the station La Rio Coca to the station at the Playón de la Marín in the Historic Center.
If you want to reach the valley of Cumbayá or Tumbaco and even to the airport, the eco-route is a good option, since it arrives at the end of La Rio Coca, from where the green buses that go down to the valley leave. Similarly, this service has a cost of $ 0.25 ctv. Their schedules are from Monday to Friday from 05h00 to 22h00 and Saturday and Sunday from 06h00 to 09h00.