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Barranquilla to Valledupar bus

Barranquilla to Valledupar Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
5 hours 3 mins
COP 40000

Barranquilla to Valledupar Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
301 km

Barranquilla to Valledupar Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 03:00 23:30 5 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Unitransco 08:30 08:30 5 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Copetran 08:00 21:45 4 hrs 55 mins VIEW PRICE

Barranquilla to Valledupar Bus

To travel by land from Barranquilla to Valledupar you must go across the distance of 187.6 mi (302 km), whose travel takes approximately 6 hours. Expreso Brasilia is the terrestrial transportation company that covers this route Barranquilla -Valledupar, with low-cost tickets of 23 000 COP. The company propose a variety of schedules for more comfort of the travellers. The buses leave from the terminal located in Universidad Simon Bolivar in Barranquilla destination to the terminal of Valledupar. The climate of the vallenato municipality (a music genre) is tropical, with precipitations throughout the year. The average annual temperature is 82 °F (27.9 °C). December, January and February are the months that present less rains, but there is no dry season.



  • Terminal de Barranquilla


  • Terminal de Valledupar

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Buses from Valledupar to Barranquilla

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Barranquilla to Valledupar 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 Valledupar to Barranquilla with redBus. 

About Barranquilla

Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.

About Valledupar

This municipality, capital of the Cesar Department, it is called the "City of the Sacred Kings of the Valley of Upar", and was founded on January 6 in 1550 by the spanish captain Hernando de Santana. It is situated in the valley of the river Cesar and the name "Upar" comes from Eupari, a chimila warchief that lived in the territory before the spaniards arrived. It began as a small populated center in the lands of the eupari indians and became a pit stop for the Santa Marta route. It's an important place for farming mango trees and also ranching, and also the birthplace of vallenato, a traditional musical genre of colombia.

Valledupar Weather

Valledupar's temperature is really high, with an average between 25° and 34°. It is a tropical climate where some rainy days can appear, especially in the summertime. 

Hotels in Valledupar

● Hotel Caribe Platinium

- Address: Carrera 15 # 18 - 29

- Services: The services offered by the Caribe Platinum Hotel are free Wi-Fi, a bar, some rooms have a terrace or garden view and all rooms have a private bathroom and shower. It has an operational reception 24 hours a day and the Alfonso Lopez airport is 4 km away.

● La Granja

- Address: La Paz - Via Manaure Kilometer 4, Valledupar

- Services: This pleasant establishment has a swimming pool, private parking, TV, and private bathroom in all rooms. It has a shared kitchen and the airport is 14 km away.

● Hotel Arawak Upar

- Address: Carrera 7 N 16B-50

- Services: This hotel is located just 200 meters from Alfonso Gomez square andis 10 minutes away from the airport. Breakfast and free parking are included in the price. It has private bathrooms in the rooms and offers a laundry service.

● Hotel Boutique Casa Rosalia

- Address: Calle 16 # 10 -10

- Services: This luxurious hotel offers breakfast included in the price. Among the services offered are free wifi, cable TV, air conditioning, and a minibar. Hairdryers and bath products are included free of charge. It has a 24-hour reception and a furnished garden and a terrace. The airport is 4 km away and has free parking.

Restaurants in Valledupar

● Compae Chipuco Bar Restaurant

- Address: Carrera 6 # 16-05 Centro

- Services: In this pleasant colonial house-style restaurant you will find typical coastal foods with delicious flavors, especially fish, and it is located very close to the central plaza Alfonso Lopez. It is recommended to try the goat, which is very well seasoned.

● Mr Beef

- Address: Calle 11 8-15 San Carlos, Valledupar

- Services: In this restaurant where the food is very tasty, we must also highlight how careful the decoration is. It is a place that you want to enter. It also has a varied menu of salads, soups, creams, fish, chicken and meat. The staff is very attentive and the dishes are very well presented. The recommended dish is the sirloin, which is delicious.

● Charlie's Gourmet

- Address: Carrera 9 No 10-30

- Services: It is a place that offers very good quality dishes and has the possibility of sitting at outdoor tables. The flavor of the roast is very rich.

● Maria Namen

- Address: Calle 6 # 9 -24

- Services: This restaurant, with typical food from the region, has grills made of very good quality meat, the service is excellent and its decoration is reminiscent of the old one in the area.

Tourist Places of Valledupar

● Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar: This colonial-style square and old mansions is the symbol of the Vallenato festival. It is the main meeting center and where the main fairs and festivities take place. It is one of the first places you will visit when you arrive at the municipality de Valledupar As main characteristics it has a mango tree, where people gather and the sculpture ´Revolución en Marcha´, by Rodrigo Arenas.

● Casa de Beto Murgas - Accordion Museum: This is the house that Beto Murgas turned into the accordion museum since it is the symbol of Vallenato culture. The owners of the house will receive you directly and you will be able to learn a lot about this curious instrument and its meaning in Colombia. In this tour, we will leave with a global vision of said instrument.

● Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción: The church, which has been restored on several occasions due to damage suffered over time, is a center of cultural interest with very beautiful architecture. In the central altarpiece, we find the image of the Virgin Mary. The Church of the Immaculate Congregates many devotees at Easter when the religious fervor increases enormously. It houses the monument to the patron saint of the city, the holy Ecce Homo.

Gastronomy in Valledupar

● Rice with chipi chipi: Chipi chipi is a small mollusk that is boiled together with rice with seafood soup, small paprika, grated onion, and a little oil. When the rice starts to graze it is ready to be served.

● Sancocho de bocachico: This delicious dish consists of a fresh bocachico marinated with garlic and salt, which is boiled with banana and yucca and is accompanied by white rice and panela water. Enjoy the soft flavor of the meat of the fish during the pleasant sunset in Barranquilla, you will see how it restores you to continue your journey through this beautiful city.

● Sancocho vallenato: It is a soup consisting of beef ribs (or chicken) cassava, yams, green plantains, arracacha, ears, coriander, chives, celery, and cumin. It is served on special tableware from the area, called totumo.

Things to buy in Valledupar

● Vueltiao hat: The best souvenir from the vallenato world capital is this hat. It is typical, characteristic and very useful.

● Music: In Valledupar you will meet new vallenato talents with a lot to offer. Support them by buying their music, it will be a great opportunity to meet new melodies.

● Hammock: A good hammock is an unexpected gift or the best of memories of a trip.

How to move around Valledupar?

● Public bus: Valledupar has different buses throughout the city that allow you to reach the main places.

● Taxi: The availability of taxis is very good, allowing you to find them in different parts of Valledupar.

Valledupar Facts

Valledupar is the capital of the department of Cesar and one of the main cities on the Atlantic coast of Colombia. This place, which was the home of the Eupari Indians, was initially established as a crossing point for the extensive route between the interior of the country and the coast, mainly for the route between Bogota and Santa Marta. Valledupar is the cradle of the vallenato, the most representative rhythm of Colombia. Every year, in April, the Vallenato Festival is held in Valledupar, a great celebration that knew all lovers of this genre, both Colombian and from other countries.

To Conclude

If you love vallenato, Valledupar is the place you must visit. And if you don't like it ... it will totally catch you! 

Important dates in Valledupar

● Vallenato Legend Festival (end of April): It is the feast of the culture of popular folklore in Colombia, which is celebrated in honor of Vallenato music in April. Accordion competitions are held in various categories, concerts and parades of the so-called pioneers, who are musicians born in this region, take place. Accordionists from various nearby countries attend the festival. If you like vallenato, you cannot miss this celebration.

● Livestock Fair of Valledupar (variable date): In this fair, the ranchers expose their best specimens. There is also music and crafts can be purchased. It usually occurs in the second half of the year, but the date is not fixed, it changes every year.

● International Film and Television Festival (March): Annual event that brings together all audiences interested in the film industry, filmmakers, actors, and musicians in which the statuette of India Catalina is presented to the best works of Ibero-American cinema.

● Novembrinas Festivities (November): The Heroic City celebrates two reigns both for independence and for the beauty that the city's candidates exhibit. Cartagena was the first Colombian city to rebel against the Spanish yoke, declaring itself free and independent on November 11, 1811.

Are you looking for cheap tickets from Barranquilla to Valledupar?

Are you planning on taking a vacation, a business trip or you want to visit your relatives in Valledupar? Don't worry! In redBus you can find the best prices in the most important bus companies in Colombia, just check the list of companies and the schedules that appear in the results and you will get the best rates with the best low cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and pleasant, bu it is also economical. Don’t hesitate any more and buy your ticket on redBus. 

How to get cheap tickets from Barranquilla to Valledupar?

Do you want to travel to Valledupar from Barranquilla but you're on a budget? Don’t worry! At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your holidays, business trips or to visit your relatives. 

Measures against COVID-19 on the Barranquilla to Valledupar route

If you want to travel from Barranquilla to Valledupar, 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 Valledupar

To minimize the risk of contagion on the Zapatosa Swamp, 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.

- Prioritize the purchase of tickets to parks or tours online, to avoid contact with other people.

- The rental of floating devices is forbidden.

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

  • Expreso Brasilia
  • Unitransco
  • Copetran


How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

A: You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I book a bus from Barranquilla to Valledupar?

A: You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

A: There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Colombia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

A: Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Colombia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

A: There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

Are there special offers or discounts in reBbus for the route of Bogota to Valledupar?

A: Search for any offer and special discounts to find cheap and economical prices for your trips in

What is the distance between Barranquilla and Valledupar?

A: The trip from Barranquilla to Valledupar covers a distance of 302 km.

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

A: 6 hours is usually the time it takes to travel this route.

How many departures are there from Barranquilla to Valledupar?

A: On redBus you will find many departures at different times.

Which bus companies offer the route Barranquilla to Valledupar?

A: The companies that cover the route between Bogota - Valleduparare: Expreso Brasilia, Unitransco, and Copetran.

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

A: The bus company Copetran sells the bus tickets for this route, with a wide variety of available schedules and cheap prices.

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

A: Check your trips to Valledupar on La Soledad Terminal

If my C.C has expired, can I travel?

A: Yes, you can travel with your C.C or passport even if it has expired.

What documents are required for underage people to travel?

A: For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

A: Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.

Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Medellin to Pereira?

A: As a prevention measure against COVID-19, bus operators do NOT hand lunch to the passengers during the trip, so we recommend you to eat before boarding.