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Barranquilla to Medellin bus

Barranquilla to Medellin Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
13 hrs 55 mins
COP 120000

Barranquilla to Medellin Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Barranquilla to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rápido Ochoa 10:00 23:00 8 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Brasilia 06:30 22:01 12 hrs 52 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Barranquilla to Medellin

The road journey from Barranquilla to Medellin is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Barranquilla and Medellin reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal de Barranquilla


  • Terminal De Medellin
  • Terminal del Norte

Why book a Barranquilla a Medellin bus with redBus?

You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Barranquilla to Medellin. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

Buses from Medellin to Barranquilla

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Medellin to Barranquilla, and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Medellin to Barranquilla with redBus. 

About Medellin

Medellin is one of the most interesting cities in Colombia, not only because of its tourist attractions but also because of the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations for any traveler. If it is the first time that you are traveling to this city, the preferable thing to do would be to stay for a minimum of 3 days to help you explore it thoroughly.

About the route to Medellin

redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Medellin. Medellin is a favorite destination spot for travelers and people who want to spend a little vacation time and enjoy special moments and experiences. Travel time usually varies depending on the amount of traffic, weather conditions and road conditions.

About Medellin

Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia and is located in the Aburrá Valley of the Andes Mountains. It was founded in 1616, but it remained a small, hidden place until the Colombian coffee boom. It later became the center of the textile industry and today it is a modern and vibrant city. Medellín is an important industrial and manufacturing zone, as well as a commercial flower-growing region, especially focused on orchids. In fact, Medellín is often called the Capital of Flowers and The Land of Eternal Spring.

Medellin Weather

Due the equator runs through the center of the country, Medellín maintains a warm climate throughout the year. It is one of the highest and closest cities to the Andes and tends to have a pleasant 21°C climate.

Between April and May, as well as from September to November, the greatest amount of rainfall is experienced. The beginning of August is an ideal month to travel to Medellín.

Hotels in Medellín

The hotel and lodging options in Medellín are varied. They usually include air conditioning and a swimming pool, with a restaurant and bar. However, services will vary according to price and will depend on your travel budget.

• Medellín Marriott Hotel

- Calle 1a Sur #43a-83, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$413.508

- Services: It has double and single deluxe rooms, with a large bed and doubles with two beds. Swimming pool. Airport transfer. Gym. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar.

• San Fernando Plaza

- Carrera 42 A No. 1 - 15, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$189.304

- Services: It has double rooms with two beds, double rooms with a large double bed, singles, and suites. Swimming pool. Airport transfer. Free parking. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar. Breakfast included.

• Hotel Bolivariana Plaza

- Circular 1 No. 74 - 82, Laureles - Estadio, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$79.317 

- Services: It has economic double rooms, a standard double, a standard double with two beds, and a junior suite. Airport transfer. Free parking. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Fitness center. Breakfast included.

• Hotel Suramericana

- Calle 48 # 65-88, Laureles - Estadio, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$67.684

- Services: It has economic double rooms, a standard double, standard double with two beds, and classic triple. Airport transfer. Free parking. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Pet friendly. Breakfast included.

• Black Sheep Hostel Medellín (Backpacker)

- Transversal 5A 45133 Patio Bonito, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$64.241

- Services: It has private rooms and dorm beds. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar / Lounge. Laundry service.

Restaurants in Medellin

In Medellin, you will taste the wide array of Colombian gastronomy from professionally-made hearty cuisine to piquant fruit juices and world-class coffee.

• Fogón de Piedra

-Calle 16 #28-51 Hotel InterContinental Medellín, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 55.803 

• Mondongo's

- Calle 10 #38-38 Cra 70 # C3-43, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 26.322 

• Restaurante La Matriarca

- Calle 8 #43B-62 barrio Astorga, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 22.110 

• El Trompo

- Carrera 35 7 33 Barrio Provenza, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 18.952 

• La Octava Bar

- Calle 8 37a 49, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 10.000 

The most tourist places in Medellin

● El Museo El Castillo, located in the El Poblado neighborhood. This institution has an important collection of local and European art. This Museum exhibits everything from late 19th and early 20th-century furniture to Baccarat glassware, tableware, and European porcelain. The School of the Arts operates in its facilities, where workshops, seminars, and conferences are held for all audiences.

● Pueblito Paisa: It is a replica of a typical 20th century Antioquia town. This place is one of the favorite places to eat in Medellín, also to buy handicrafts and walk through the chapel, the school, the mayor's office, the priest's house, and the tobacconist.

● Jardín Botánico de Medellín: If you love nature, you do not miss the opportunity to visit the Joaquín Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden. It is located very close to the Universidad metro station, in the North Zone of the city. In this space you can enjoy the Patio de las Azaleas, it is one of the most romantic places in Medellín, surrounded by traditional Antioquia houses and flowers of different colors.

● El Aeroparque Juan Pablo II: It is a water park that is located right next to the Olaya Herrera Airport and can be easily reached from the Metroplus Belén Rosales station. It has a square with a coliseum and an acoustic shell where musical and cultural events are held in the open air.

● Parque Explora, is a theme park dedicated to science and technology. This park is located in the North Zone and has an architecture that imposes on the view. It is recommended to visit the Children's Room, the 3D projection room, and the Open Room, located in the middle of native gardens and a cloud forest.

Important dates in Medellin

● January and February- Feria Taurina de la Macarena: The event brings together the most important exponents of bullfighting nationally and internationally and is recognized as one of the most important in Colombia. Among its events, activities such as the five fertilizer runs, a bullfight with picadors, and the traditional night bullfighting festival stand out.

● February 12 - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: La Virgen de La Candelaria is consecrated as Patroness of the city.

● June 16 - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: It is commemorated as a synonym for protection and intersection in dangerous situations. In Frontino is the basilica of Catholic worship Nuestra Señora del Carmen.   

● August 1 to 10 - Fiesta de las Flores: The carnival atmosphere that Medellín experiences during these days offer a wide diversity of events and shows, not all related to flowers, but all the merrymaking bears that general name of "Feria de las Flores" since flowers are the main setting of this holiday.

● October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia le canta a Colombia: The festival is considered the cultural heritage of the nation and aims to spread and promote the Andean music of Colombia and its interpreters.

How to move around Medellin

You can move around the city by:

• Metro, Tram, and Metrocable: They cover several routes and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,550.

• Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,200.

• Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 5,000.

How to reach Medellin

● Medellín by bus: The distance by road between both cities is approximately 696 km with an average travel time of 14:21 hours.

Gastronomy in Medellin

The most representative dishes of Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Mondongo 

- Arepas 

- Calentao

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Sancocho

- Coffee

Things to buy in Medell

The souvenirs that you can buy in Medellín are:

- Vueltiao hats

- Mola handcrafts

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Mochilas wayúu  

- Colombian coffee

Medellin facts

Medellin has a projected population of 2,508,452 inhabitants, while this figure, including the metropolitan area, amounts to 3,821,797 persons. It is one of the most soccer cities in Colombia, both large and small, all come together to celebrate the most popular sport in the country. Curiously, it is the Colombian city with the largest number of sculptures, there are 493. The first name that the city received was San Lorenzo de Aburrá.

In conclusion

Medellin is a warm city that has exquisite food, delicious coffee, music, history and much more. The places to visit are countless, without a doubt you will be delighted with them. When visiting Medellín you will find accommodations and restaurants of all prices, so that you will not feel limited and you can only focus on enjoying yourself. 

Looking for cheap tickets from Barranquilla to Medellin?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip, or want to visit your family in Medellin, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Colombia, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.

How to get cheap bus tickets from Barranquilla to Medellin?

Do you want to travel to Medellin from Barranquilla but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Barranquilla to Medellin route

The low season to buy tickets to Medellín is between January and June, excluding Easter. It is advisable to plan the trip in advance in order to get better prices.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Baranquilla to Medellin route

If you want to travel from Barranquilla to Medellin, you should keep in mind:

- Buy your tickets online to avoid contact with other people.

- Keep your mask on at every moment at the bus station, and during the trip.

- Carry your own disinfection devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, liquid soap, and others.

- Use these disinfection devices after having contact with surfaces like railings, Windows, seatbelts, chairs, doorknobs, or counters.

- Avoid talking, singing, and eating during the trip.

- Carry the minimum luggage possible.

- It is forbidden to speak on the phone during the trip.

- The attention hours from the bus stations are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

To know more about guidelines and safety measures press this link.

Security measures against Coronavirus for tourist in Medellín

To minimize the risk of contagion on the Jardin Botanico, it is important to follow the next instructions:

- Keep the social distancing of 4 meters with other visitors on the resting zones.

- Always carry your disinfecting devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, alcohol, or others.

- Respect the demarcation for social distancing by workers in charge.

- It is forbidden to enter with food.

- The only exit from the park is on the parking.

- The circulation of cars and motorcycles is only possible from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. There are only a few exceptions that require authorization from the government. In that case, the speed limit is 10 km/h.

For more information about biosecurity protocols, you can visit the tourist place's website.

  • Rápido Ochoa
  • Expreso Brasilia


How can I buy my bus ticket online in Colombia?

A: You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging in to the official redBus site which is This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I buy a bus ticket from Barranquilla from Medellin?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Barranquilla and visit the counter of the bus company of your choice, wait your turn in the attention queue, select the seat you want and buy your ticket. But if you prefer to avoid all that, you can simply enter and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

A: Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.

Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

A: Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Colombia. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

A: At redBus we have several payment methods that we offer our customers. The most common for most of them are credit cards but you can check all of them on the home page of the site

Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

What is the distance between Barranquilla and Medellin?

A: The distance between Bogota and Neiva is 314,7 km.

How long does it take to go from Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: Approximately the trip lasts 14:22 hours.

How many departures are there from Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: There is a variety of departures

Which bus companies offer the route Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: The companies Rápido Ochoa and Expreso Brasilia cover the Medellín to Barranquilla route.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: The departures depends on the season.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Barranquilla to Medellin?

A: The Barranquilla departure terminal is located at Carrera 14 # 54