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Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

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Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Planning on traveling to Ecuador in Mid September. We have plans in staying in Quito but are interested in traveling to Alausi to go to the Nariz del Diablo train? Is bus transportation safe?

Tucson, Arizona
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1. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Bus transportation is generally fine. Avoid night buses. If you are carrying luggage, put your large bags in the undercarriage compartment and keep valuables on you at all times (never put a bag on the floor).

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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2. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

The best way to travel from Quito to Alausi. It is making a stop in the city of Riobamba to stay and the next day take a bus to Alausi, since there are approximately 2 hours away by bus.

I suggest buying tickets in advance to take the train to Devil's Nose. The view is impressive for its beautiful landscapes that can be observed in this section.

Regards,

Karla

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3. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Thank you for the advice!

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4. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Karla, would Banos be another potential stop on the way to Alausi?

Montanita, Ecuador
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5. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Once you are in Alausi traveling to Banos is only about 3.5 hours away. You could either take a private driver for that part or you could make a stop in Riobamba and then from the Terminal Oriental you can take a bus straight to Banos which is an approx 1h45. Again this can be done before or after Alausi but I think it would be nice to head to Alausi first and then to Banos.

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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6. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

You can stop at Riobamba or in the town of Banos and enjoy nature and adventure sports then continue your journey to Alausi and see the amazing Devil's Nose.

Regards,

Karla

Malmo, Sweden
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7. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

Hi

which company did you boook bus tickets with?

thanks in advance

Brussels, Belgium
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8. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

You don't need to book busses. They travel frequently.

9. Re: Best way to travel from Quito to Alausi?

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