How to get to Lago Agrio from Quito by Bus?

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With the Amazon Rainforest as a backdrop and the magnificent Cuyabeno River at our doorstep, Green Forest Ecolodge is the closest experience you can witness in the Amazon Rainforest.

Information on how to get to our Meeting Point (Lago Agrio)?

To make your arrival at our meeting point located in Lago Agrio easier, we leave you information on the best ways to get to Lago Agrio.

OPTION 1: Shuttle Quito - Lago Agrio (Meeting Point)


It has fixed departures during the week, for departures we have 3 addresses that you can go to.

Address 1:  Hostal La Guayunga - Quito / Hora 11:30 pm 
Address 2: Mariscal (Blue House Hostel) / Departure: 11:00 pm
Address 3: Secret Garden Quito /  Departure  : 11:30 pm
Price: 20 USD per person
Destination Point: Magic Paradise  (Lago Agrio) is our meeting point.


Please, you need to be patient with the pick up time, sometimes it could be late because some travelers are arriving from other cities. 


No Shuttle departure Tuesday & Friday from Quito to Lago Agrio (Blue House Hostel)

No Shuttle departure Tuesday & Saturday from Quito to Lago Agrio ( Hostal La Guayunga / Secret Garden Quito)

No Shuttle departure Wednesday & Saturday From Lago Agrio to Quito



OPTION 2: Public Bus (Quito Terminal - Lago Agrio)

It has departures every day, depending on the schedule that best suits your preference.


Transportation Baños Cooperativa 

Quitumbe Terminal (South of Quito)

Hours: 5:00 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.

Cost: 17.00 USD


Terrestrial Terminal Carcelén (Downtown Quito)

Hours: 5:00 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.

Cost: 17:00 USD


*If you want to travel to Lago Agrio that same day and you are arriving from another country, we recommend the Transportes Baños Pifo terminal.

*The destination point is the Terminal in Lago Agrio, after that you will have to take a taxi to the meeting point that will cost around 3,00 - 4,00 USD.


Recommendations when you take a public bus in Ecuador:

If you are carrying very heavy luggage, it is better to place it in the hold of the bus.

Do not leave your carry-on bag under your seat, or on top of your seat; They are the places where people usually steal belongings.

Travel hugging your suitcase to prevent it from getting lost.

Have your ticket handy.


OPTION 3: Private Transportation


This is the fastest option if you want to arrive earlier and go more comfortably. It is advisable to rent a private transport, the value varies depending on where you are as well as the number of people and the vehicle you want.

We can help you with the reservation of a private transport, and quoting the best option for you.

Do you need information about flights ?


BY AIRPLANE: Adventure Air, is a company with more than 10 years of experience in tourism and air transport, offers direct flights from Quito to Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) and from Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) to Quito, the flight lasts approximately 00:55 minutes.

There are flights from $89 plus taxes, total  $99.68 includes checked luggage up to 23 kilos and a round-trip hand luggage $170 plus taxes.

Children in arms from 0 to 2 years $20 plus taxes

Children from 2 to 12 years old and older adults and people with disabilities $72 plus taxes

Its schedules are:

Quito - Lago Agrio: 07:45 am

Lago Agrio - Quito: 09:00 am


Quito - Lago Agrio: 12:30 p.m.

Lago Agrio - Quito: 1:45 p.m.


Quito - Lago Agrio: 17:30 pm

Lago Agrio - Quito: 18:45 pm



Green Forest provides useful information on how to get to Lago Agrio, the passenger agrees to be on the day and time indicated to start the tour, any delay or modification by the transport companies is not the responsibility of Green Forest


We hope this information has been of help to you, if you have any further questions you can contact our direct sales agents directly, here are the contact numbers: +593 99 543 3293 / +593 96 099