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ensuring a bus seat back to Quito

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ensuring a bus seat back to Quito

I will be in Otavalo several days in February and want to take in the Markets on a Saturday morning, however, I want to ensure I get back to Quito that day. I should be staying near the market, so can take general photos the day before, and will be up early to catch the animal market.

Can I book on a specific bus and get a seat assignment, or is there perhaps a better time of day that will have better chance to get to Quito? I will have one piece of luggage that is carry on size to also contend with.

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11. Re: ensuring a bus seat back to Quito

Does the shuttle bus have a name, or a spanish descriptor? i am staying nearer Old Town, so the shuttle to city centre would help. I am going to Otavalo from Mindo, so as far as getting there, I just cab between the to northern bus stations. I assume, however, the car share going to Otavalo offers the same back. That might also be an option.

Thanks.

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12. Re: ensuring a bus seat back to Quito

When you arrive back in to Carcelen from Otavalo, you walk thru to the other half of the station. The stop on the platform is labeled something like Trole/La Y. It was at the far end. When you finish up on the shuttle, You might also try getting on the Trole if the lines are not long, you never know! I did the trick of waiting til I was near the front of the line so was able to grab a seat.

Edited: 22 October 2013, 17:13
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13. Re: ensuring a bus seat back to Quito

You can also go to the main road, amd climb on any of the frequent busses (from Ibarra, ...) going to Quito.

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