The cheapest times to fly from EWR to MEC are

  • January 15th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 27th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from EWR to MEC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1292 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $556 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Manta

Flying from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $605 to $989 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $577. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1143. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $566 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $745 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWR to MEC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the EWR to MEC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

EWR to MEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EWR to MEC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Newark. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $98 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $736. Return trip prices are from the MEC to EWR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from EWR to MEC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from EWR to MEC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
  • Usually 35.03% less expensive than MEC
  • 1-layover flights available

See EWR to GYE flights


Flight Hacking EWR to MEC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from EWR to MEC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (EWR > UIO > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $649
  • Average savings: $96 (12.89%)

See EWR to UIO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from EWR to MEC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eloy Alfaro International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2905 miles or 4675 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from EWR to MEC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWR to MEC flight is about 6 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Newark, NJ and Manta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from EWR to MEC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EWR
Origination airport name Newark Liberty International Airport
City Newark, NJ
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -74.2

Return Airport

Destination code MEC
Destination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7


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