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getting from Cuenca to Salinas or Manta

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getting from Cuenca to Salinas or Manta

I can't seem to find any direct flights from Cuenca to Salinas, Manta or Guayaquil, all flights seem to go through Quito and have layovers that average about four hours of travel time. Would it be more cost effective, or just as easy, to travel by ground trasportation, car, driver, etc?

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1. Re: getting from Cuenca to Salinas or Manta

TAME has direct flights from Cuenca to Guayaquil. That's the best you'll be able to do without going through Quito. A bus to Salinas will take a couple of hours.

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2. Re: getting from Cuenca to Salinas or Manta

From Cuenca to Guayaquil you can take a commuter van. The company I have used is OperAzuayTur. They charge $12 per person and run every hour Monday-Sunday. Its pretty comfortable and takes about 2 hours. If you ask your driver he can drop you off at the bus station or airport in Guayaquil and from there take a bus/plane to Salinas or Manta.

Here is a link to OperAzuayTur: http://www.operazuaytur.com/

There are a few other van services in Cuenca but they all cost the same.

Edited: 06 May 2012, 20:39
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