Tulcan

Tulcan is a city in Ecuador and is the main border crossing to Colombia.

Topiary and sculpture in the Tulcan cemetery (Cementerio)

Get in

There are frequent buses from Quito. The bus terminal is about 2 km south from downtown area. Take a city bus ($0.25) in front of the bus station to parque Ayora to catch a colectivo to the border (Rumichaca, $0.75). On Colombian side, another colectivo will take you to Ipiales centre or bus terminal (1700 COP or $1, Feb 2016)

Get around

Unfortunately the taxis have fixed the price to and from the border into town at $3/trip, even though this is more than it should be (or would be if they had meters).

There is frequent city bus running between terminal and the centre (and beyond). The fare is $0.25. At parque Ayoro, you can catch a colectivo to the border (Rumichaca, $0.75).

See

Sleep

There are many hotels ranging from $10/single in downtown area and near the bus terminal.

Go next

Ipiales is just on the other side of the border and can be reached with collectivos or taxis.

Otavalo is a few hours south on the Panamericana.

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