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Bogota to Arauca bus

Bogota to Arauca Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
16 hrs 30 mins
COP 80000.00

Bogota to Arauca Bus Distance

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Bogota to Arauca Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso de Transporte Colectivo del Oriente S.A. 00:01 00:01 15 hrs 59 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Bogota to Arauca

The road journey from Bogota to Arauca 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 Bogota and Arauca reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal Salitre Bogota


  • Terminal de Arauca

Why book a Bogota a Arauca bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Arauca to Bogota

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogota to Arauca 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 Arauca to Bogota with redBus. 

About Bogota

Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2600 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great number of museums, theaters, libraries, and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind La Paz and Quito. In your journey through Bogota, you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architecture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower, and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must-see destinations for all tourists. We hope you enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota! 

About Arauca

In the east plain side of Colombia, Arauca stands out for the hospitality and kindness of its people, which invites visitors to amaze themselves with the beautiful landscapes. This city is bordered by Venezuela and is the capital of the namesake department. Arauca's principal economic activities are petroleum exportation, animal breeding, and agriculture. It is also said that the name of the city was due to the indigenous culture of the Arawaks.

Arauca Weather

The weather in Arauca is warm, with a strong thermal sensation, with temperatures that vary between 22°C and 36°C.

Hotels in Arauca

● Gran Hotel Internacional Sanbara

- Carrera 16 #24-61 Barrio Cordoba, 810011 Arauca, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 130.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple rooms, and suites. Pool. Bar. Wifi. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Sant – Angel

- Calle 23 # 24a - 30 Barrio 7 De Agosto, 810001 Arauca, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 55.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. 

● Hotel Punta Arena Spa Boutique

- Calle 20 # 23-70, 810001 Arauca, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 165.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Pool. Bar. Restaurant. Fitness center. Spa. Wifi. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

Restaurants & Bars in Arauca

● The Bamboo Gourmet

- Calle 21 24 17, Arauca 810001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 18.000

● Pecos Bill

- Carrera 20 15 - 41, Arauca 810001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 15.000

● Burger Land

- Calle 21 24 17, Arauca 810001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 9.000

The most tourist places in Arauca

● Las Toninas Aquapark: Just 5 minutes near the city, The Toninas Aquapark offers its visitors many pool with slides, restaurants, picnic áreas, sports fields, and other recreational activities. The main attracion is the pool that has artificial waves, truly a unique experience.

● International Bridge Jose Antonio Paez: Built between 1964 and 1967, the bridge is the main route that connects Colombia and Venezuela for petroleum trnasportation. Near the bridge you can find many venezuelean restauarants, and you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the bridge that is above the Arauca river.

● El Llano Ecologic park: Ecologic park that is located 10 minutes away from the city. In this park you can find many species of plants and animals from the región. For this reason, a visit to this park is a great experience for those who enjoy nature. 

The most important dates in Arauca

● December – Araucan Festival of the Frontier: Festivity that celebrates the culture and history of Arauca, where social events like beauty contests, concerts, parades, gastronomic fairs, and art exhibitions are held. This Festival also connects and strengthens the bonds with Venezuela. For this reason, the Araucan Festival of the Frontier is one of the most important in Colombia.

● December – Santa Barbara Patronal Feast: This religious festivity is a consolidated event within the Araucan plain, as a space of reunion with the indigenous culture that allows the permanence of the creole identity in this región, a consubstancial aspect from this región where the eyes of Colombians and Venezuelans are filled with hope and fraternity.  

How to move around Arauca?

To move around Arauca you can use any of these options:

- Bus, microbus, and busetas: Public transportation in Arauca circulates through the principal avenues on the city, which makes it easy to reach any destination within Girardot.

- Taxi: It is the most comfortable option. You can use an app or call a cab on the Street.

How to reach Arauca?

Arauca by bus: You can reach Arauca from Bogota by bus. The trip takes 16 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Arauca

- Hallacas

- Fish Picillo

- Roasted beef

- Chigüiro

Things to buy in Arauca

- Cacao

- Leather products

- Chinchorros

- Campechanas

Arauca Facts

Saint Barbara of Arauca (its colonial name) is the capital of the namesake department. Altough the official currency in Arauca is the Colombian Peso (COP$), many places and shops accept the Bolivar (VEF), thanks to its proximity with Venezuela. Due to is geographic location, Arauca is home to many species of birds, mainly the heron.

Bus operators of the route Bogota to Arauca

● Copetran

In Conclusion:

Enjoy the llanera culture of Arauca, with history and traditions that last through time.

Looking for cheap tickets from Bogotá to Arauca?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Arauca, 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 Bogotá to Arauca?

Do you want to travel to Bogotá from Arauca 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.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Bogota to Arauca route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Arauca 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.   

  • Copetran
  • Expreso de Transporte Colectivo del Oriente S.A.


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 Bogota to Arauca?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Bogota 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 Bogota to Arauca?

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

What is the distance between Bogota and Arauca?

A: The distance between the cities is 720 km approximately.

How long does it take to go from Bogota to Arauca?

A: The trip takes 16 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Bogota to Arauca?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Bogota to Arauca?

A: Currently, Copetran is the only bus operator that goes from Bogota to Arauca.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Bogota to Arauca?

A: Currently, Copetran is the only bus operator that goes from Bogota to Arauca.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Bogota to Arauca?

A: The main departure point is the Salitre Bogota Bus Station.

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 Bogota to Arauca?

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.