Ecuador is the gateway to the Andean market with a population of more than 100 million inhabitants.
In addition Ecuador has:
10 renovated airports and 13 operating nationwide, of which 4 are international.
- In 2018, the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, in Guayaquil, was chosen as the best air terminal in Latin America and the Caribepor part of the International Airport Council (ACI).
- In 2018, Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport was selected as the leading airport in South America 2018 by the World Travel Awards.
Ecuador tiene más de 9660 km. de vías férreas estatales, Ecuador has more than 9660 km. of state railways, linking Sierra and Costa and is mainly used for tourism purposes.
The State Road Network is made up of primary and secondary roads; the set of both routes are the main roads that register the greatest vehicular traffic, intercommunicate the provincial capitals, canton headwaters, the international border ports with or without customs and the large and medium-sized centers of economic activity.
The primary roads, or arterial corridors, include routes that connect border crossings, ports, and provincial capitals forming a strategic mesh. Its traffic comes from secondary roads (secondary roads); In total there are 12 primary roads in Ecuador with approximately 66% of the total length of the State Road Network.
|E5||Island Trunk||Baltra – Bellavista – Puerto Ayora||38 km|
|E10||Border Transversal||San Lorenzo – San Gabriel – Nueva Loja – Pto. El Carmen de Putumayo||453 km|
|E15||Pacific trunk||Mataje – Esmeraldas – Bahía de Caráquez- Manta – Salinas||741 km|
|E20||North Transverse||Esmeraldas – Sto. Domingo – Sangolquí – Baeza – Pto. Francisco de Orellana||336 km|
|E25||Trunk of the Coast||Los Bancos – Sto. Domingo – Quevedo – Milagro – Machala – Zapotillo||664 km|
|E25A||Alternate Coast Trunk||En Santo Domingo||10 km|
|E30||Central Transversal||Manta – Portoviejo – Quevedo – Latacunga – Ambato – Puyo||438 km|
|E35||Trunk of the Sierra||Rumichaca – Quito – Ambato – Riobamba – Cuenca – Loja – Macará||781 km|
|E40||Southern Transversal||Salinas – Guayaquil – La Troncal – Azogues – Stgo. de Méndez – Pto. Morona||649 km|
|E45||Amazon trunk||Gral. Farfán – Nueva Loja – Tena – Puyo – Macas – Zamora||701 km|
|E45A||Alternate Amazonian Trunk||Nueva Loja – Los Sachas – Pto. Francisco de Orellana – Loreto – Cotundo||85 km|
|E50||Southern Transversal||Huaquillas – Arenillas – Catamayo – Loja – Zamora||224 km|
The secondary roads include routes that have the function of collecting traffic from a rural or urban area to drive it to the primary roads. In total there are 43 secondary roads in Ecuador with approximately 33% of the total length of the State Road Network.
|E28||Secondary route Quito-La Independencia||Quito – P. V. Maldonado – La Independencia||187 km|
|E28A||Secondary route Quito-Tambillo||Quito – Cutuglahua – Tambillo||20 km|
|E28B||Secondary route Quito-Cayambe||Quito – Tabacundo – Cayambe||60 km|
|E28C||Secondary route Quito-Pifo||Quito – Pifo||15 km|
|E38||Secondary road Santo Domingo-Rocafuerte||Sto. Domingo – Chone – Rocafuerte||200 km|
|E39||Secondary road Rocafuerte-El Rodeo||Rocafuerte – El Rodeo||20 km|
|E46||Secondary route Guamote-Macas||Guamote – Macas||70 km|
|E47||Secondary road El Triunfo-Alausí||El Triunfo – Alausí||190 km|
|E48||Secondary road Guayaquil-El Empalme||Velasco Ibarra – Daule – Guayaquil||143 km|
|E49||Durán-T secondary road by Milagro||Durán – Yaguachi||35 km|
|E49A||Secondary road Durán-km 27||Guayaquil – Durán – Naranjal||10 km|
|E58||Secondary road La Troncal-Puerto||Puerto Inca – La Troncal||27 km|
|E59||Secondary road Cumbe-Y de Corralitos||Machala – Pasaje – Cumbe||144 km|
|E68||Secondary road Alamor-El Empalme||Alamor – Celica – El Empalme||46 km|
|E69||Secondary track Catamayo-Macará||Catamayo – Cariamanga – Macará||147 km|
|E182||Maldonado-Tulcán Maldonado secondary road||Maldonado – Tulcán||45 km|
|E282||Secondary road Tabacundo-Cajas||Tabacundo – Cajas||10 km|
|E283||Secondary road Guayllabamba-Santa Rosa de Cusubamba||Guayllabamba – Sta. Rosa de Cusubamba||6 km|
|E381||Secondary route El Salto-Muisne||El Salto – Muisne||10 km|
|E382||Secondary road T del Carmen-Pedernales||El Carmen – Pedernales||88 km|
|E383||Secondary route Y of San Antonio-Bahía de Caráquez||Bahía de Caráquez – San Antonio||60 km|
|E383A||Secondary route Y of San Antonio-San Vicente||San Vicente – San Antonio||35 km|
|E384||Chone-Pimpiguasí Chone secondary road||Chone – El Rodeo|
|E462B||Secondary road Portoviejo-Poza Honda||Portoviejo-Santa Ana-Poza Honda||46,5 km|
|E482||Secondary road Montecristi-Nobol||Montecristi – Jipijapa – Narcisa de Jesús||181 km|
|E482A||Secondary road Guayabal-La Pila||La Pila – Guayabal||10 km|
|E483||Secondary route Jipijapa-Puerto||Jipijapa – Puerto Cayo||29 km|
|E484||Secondary road Palestine-San||Palestina – San Juan|
|E485||Secondary route Daule-T of Baba Daule||Daule – Salitre – Babahoyo||64 km|
|E486||Secondary route Aurora-T de Salitre||T de Salitre – Guayaquil||51 km|
|E487||Secondary road La Unión-T del Triunfo||T del Triunfo – Bucay – Cajabamba|
|E488||Secondary road Milagro-Bucay||Milagro – Naranjito – Bucay||61 km|
|E489||Secondary road Posorja-Progreso||Progreso – Gral. Villamil – Posorja||48 km|
|E490||Riobamba-T secondary road of Baños||Riobamba – Penipe – Baños||30 km|
|E491||Secondary road Babahoyo-Ambato||Babahoyo – Guaranda – Ambato||209 km|
|E492||Secondary road Guaranda-Chimborazo||Guaranda – Riobamba||88 km|
|E493||Secondary road Access Norte de Ambato||E30/E35 – Ambato|
|E493A||Secondary road Central Access de Ambato||E30/E35 – Ambato|
|E493B||Secondary road South Access of Ambato||E35 – Ambato|
|E494||Secondary road Ventanas-Guaranda||Ventanas – Echeandía – Guaranda||53 km|
|E582||Secondary route Cuenca-Puerto Inca||Puerto Inca – Cuenca||119 km|
|E583||Secondary route Puerto Bolívar-Y del Cambio||Machala – Puerto Bolívar||7 km|
|E584||Secondary route Passage-Y of the Dwarf||Pasaje – Y del Enano|
|E585||Secondary route Y of Passage-Piñas-Y of Zaracay||Machala – Zaracay||50 km|
|E682||Secondary road Loja-La Balsa||Loja – Zumba – La Balsa||151 km|
The port system composed of seven state ports and ten private docks, specialized in general cargo and oil, the main ones are: Guayaquil, Manta, Bolívar.
It is important to highlight that the Posorja Deepwater Port will bring great opportunities to boost Ecuador’s economy. Its depth of 16.5 meters and its 21 nautical miles in length will benefit all users avoiding greater risks and will maximize the carrying capacity of Post Ships Panamax. The yes is expected to generate more than 500 direct jobs in its first phase and 750,000 annual capacityTEU.
River Transportation: Ecuador has several navigable rivers, such as: El Guayas and El Río Napo, which is a waterway that is part of the Manta Manaos axis.
According to figures from the Global Competitiveness Index 2018, Ecuador is the country in the region that has climbed the highest number of positions in the ranking since 2006 in the Infrastructure pillar where it was ranked 94, while in 2018 it is located in the position 59; that is, it has managed to climb 35 positions.