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Bogota to Bucaramanga bus


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  • Expreso Brasilia
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  • Berlinas del Fonce
  • Omega

Bogota to Bucaramanga Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 10:00 21:00 8 hrs 40 mins VIEW PRICE
Copetran 01:00 23:59 11 hrs 7 mins VIEW PRICE
Concorde 21:21 21:21 9 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Berlinas del Fonce 07:30 23:59 10 hrs 17 mins VIEW PRICE
Omega 07:45 23:00 10 hrs 5 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Bucaramanga Bus

The route from Bogota to Bucaramanga, on the highway, takes about 8 hours going across the distance of 255 mi (411 km). The transportation company Expreso Bolivariano covers this route and offer the possibility of buying the bus tickets online, providing diverse services that wil make your travel more pleasant and with a variety of schedules and prices. Bucaramanga was recognized as the most prosperous city of Latin America in the study made by the World Bank of "Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth". The average temperature of the city is 73 °F (23 °C) and presents temporary rains due to its tropical weather.



  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal Satelite Norte


  • Terminal de Bucaramanga

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About Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that century it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks". 

The Weather in Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga has a tropical climate, with a minimum temperature of 18.5°C and a maximum of 28°C. The rains are present throughout the year, being January, July and December the months where the level of rainfall decreases. 

Hotels in Bucaramanga

● Hotel Shaday

- Address: Calle 55

Services: Economic rooms with personal beds that have TV, fan and free wi-fi, the bathroom can be shared. With a reception available 24 hours a day and an interesting view of the entire city, you can spend a pleasant stay.

● Hostal Rural Chitota

- Address: Km 3 Via Bucaramanga - Surata

- Services: It has a garden bar and shared lounge, games room and space to practice water sports. The rooms are shared with 5 other people and sleeps in bunk beds or cabins, free wi-fi is available throughout the premises and pets are allowed. The reception is available 24 hours a day.

● Hotel Ruitoque Bucaramanga

-Address: Carrera 19 # 37-26

- Services: Just 5 minutes from the commercial and financial center of Bucaramanga, enjoy its neat rooms decorated with colorful details and admire the works of art located at common prices. For your comfort you will have a private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, desk, among other services.

● Hotel D 'Leon

- Address: Calle 56 No. 21 - 49

- Services: Spend a pleasant stay in its rooms that have air conditioning, private bathroom, wardrobe, minibar. Cable TV, among other services. In the morning you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with delicious Colombian coffee, artisan bread and soft cakes. It also has free private parking and is located 19 km from Palonegro Airport.

Outstanding Tourist Places of Bucaramanga

● La Sagrada Familia Cathedral: The construction of this beautiful cathedral began in 1985 when the property was purchased to build it. It is known that the parishioners themselves financed its construction due to the humility of the initial managers and the poverty left after the War of the Thousand Days It is a work of art wherever you look.

● Chicamocha National Park: Colombia's natural park that allows visitors to practice various ecotourism activities. Built on the Chicamocha Canyon, it extends over 264 ha and has activities such as paragliding, torrenting, buggy driving, cinema, ice skating, among other things.

● Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Jesús: Located next to San Pedro School, this temple of impressive architecture welcomes the traveler with its particular reddish hue and a beautiful image of Jesus Christ on top. It is an unmissable place of prayer for all believers.

Restaurants in Bucaramanga

● Tavolo Gourmet

- Description: Cra 35 No. 48 - 84

-Services: Cozy restaurant with careful presentation where the client will feel comfortable from the moment he arrives at the place until he leaves. The attention is fast, friendly and respectful, they have a varied menu with extremely delicious dishes and reservations can be made for events of great importance. They have home delivery service.

● Dimarco Parrilla

- Address: Carrera 28 # 54-21

- Services: Restaurant with more than 50 years of experience serving its diners. Try incomparable roasts and grilled dishes, salads, pastas and many others. The interior tables are beautifully presented in warm colors, helping to create a pleasant enough atmosphere to enjoy at mealtime.

● La Carreta Restaurant

- Services: Various environments make up the restaurant. La Cava is a space inspired by a wine cellar, you can listen to music and see live shows; The Shed gives a space of freedom to spend with the family enjoying quite comfortable sofas; La Tasca with its colonial touch allows you to enjoy delicious coffee or interesting cocktails and La Pampa is the ideal space for various events.

Gastronomy in Bucaramanga

● Mute santandereano: Delicious dish that has a wide variety of ingredients that give it a unique and special flavor. Pork, beef, cassava, parsley, potato, beans, onion, tomato, all combined is a hot soup that catches every traveler who comes to town.

● Cabro with pepitoria: Dish consisting mainly of rice and goat meat, eggs, various spices and breadcrumbs. Of Spanish origin, it is served in the form of an omelette and to accompany stronger dishes.

● Big ants: Surely you have ever wondered about eating some kind of insects. Everyone who has a plate of this exotic delicacy in front of them doubts whether or not they dare, until they take the first bite of one of these queen ants. Unique and delicious flavor, similar to dried fruits and, as they say, with aphrodisiac effects.

● Santander Tamale: You can find it in a rectangular or cylindrical shape and it is made mainly from pelao corn dough. When you take the first bite, you will feel the flavor of the onion, paprika, parsley, coriander, among other ingredients that compose it, and especially the delicious meat inside that can be Creole hen, pork or turkey.

● Cabrito: It's impossible not to mention this dish typical of the Santander, so common but just as delicious. Fried, roasted or sweaty, but accompanied by potatoes, cassava and arende santandereanas - stuffed with pork rinds - and a little salad of lettuce and tomato with a few drops of lemon.

Things to buy in Bucaramanga

● Big ants: If you tried the "hormigas culonas" on your trip to Bucaramanga and you liked them, you have to take them back so that other people can try them too.

● Jams: Look for the different preparations, there is something for everyone.

● Artseanias: All kinds of work such as handles, earrings, necklaces and others, are a good gift. 

The most important festivals in Bucaramanga

● Ferias Bonitas (September): This party is over 60 years of history in which all kinds of artists take to the streets and exhibit extremely eye-catching and totally free cultural and artistic events. Entrepreneurial people in Bucaramanga have always had this inclination artistic, so you can enjoy dance events, music and storytellers.

● National Tiple Week (November): Event that highlights Colombian Andean folk music. Solo artists, duos or trios usually appear at this event, with the first places being awarded. Orlando Serrano Giraldo founded this event with the main objective of preserving the unique rhythms of this region of Colombia.

● UIS Santander International Festival (August): A major event that brings together pianists nationally and internationally. At first it was only welcomed by students from the Industrial University of Santander, but over time it spread to the municipality of Barrancabermeja and currently it has metropolitan concerts on various stages of the city. Every year he becomes more popular and the number of his presentations increases.

How to travel in Bucaramanga?

● Public bus: The city of Bucaramanga has a large number of buses that provide their services throughout the entire capital of Santander.

● Taxi: The possibility of finding a taxi in Bucaramanga is very wide given the abundance of these services.

Terminals in Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga´s Terminal operates since 1991, being one of the most important constructions of the city in terms of design and functionality. It has 4 modules divided between taxis and bus companies, covering multiple destinations in Colombia. 

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 numer 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 architechture. 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! 

The Weather in Bogota

Bogota's climate is one of the most curious and unpredictable in the world. It is classified as a cold city because it is located at 2600 m.a.s.l., but it is common that in the morning the climate of Bogota is 18°C and that it can rise up to 20°C throughout the day. The nights are cold, with temperatures of 8°C and even less. Bogota is a city with a very varied climate that can have different temperatures throughout the day and that often has heavy rains and that in a matter of minutes a radiant sun rises again. This means that people have to be prepared with the appropriate clothes for each of these climate changes.

Hotels in Bogota

● Hotel Tequendama

- Address: Carrera 10 # 26-21

- Services: Tequendama Hotel is one of the most traditional hotels in Colombia, operating continuously since 1953. It is the preferred place of many artists who visit the country for its classic style and for being located in the center of Bogota. It has comfortable rooms and various amenities throughout the hotel facilities such as sauna, swimming pool, casino, spa, jacuzzi, beauty salon and gym. Hotel Tequendama offers cribs and babysitters for kids.

● ExpoHotel Bogota

- Address: Carrera 37 # 25B-65, Teusaquillo

- Services: This hotel is perfect for those who visit Bogota with the intention of attending a fair or event in Corferias, as it is only 3 blocks away. The 21 rooms have wireless internet, minibar and a very nice view of the city. In the restaurant, guests can enjoy an American breakfast or end the day with a glass of wine by the fireplace. ExpoHotel also has a laundry service and airport transfers.

● Hotel Bogota Central

- Address: Carrera 13 No. 22-24, Alameda Centro

- Services: This hotel is located in a strategic point of Bogota, very close to the Colpatria Tower, the La Santamaria bullfighting arena, Bolivar’s Square and the National Museum. The 38 rooms have TV cable, private bathroom and WiFi. The hotel has a game room and an ironing room, dry cleaning and laundry.

● Hostal Chorro de Quevedo

- Address: Carrera 3 # 12D-60

- Services: This hostel is ideal for backpackers who want to live closely the indescribable essence that La Candelaria has, in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere with television, internet and private bathroom in each room. The hostel is very well located, just a couple of blocks from Luis Angel Arango Library and the Gold Museum.

● Hotel Dann Avenida 19

- Address: Av 19 # 5 - 72

- Services: This is the ideal hotel for business travelers, as it is close to the main government entities, shopping centers of great tradition and the financial center, as well as being close to the airport. The rooms have a private bathroom, work desk, WiFi, safe, alarm clock and telephone. Some of the rooms are equipped to receive disabled people. The hotel has a business center, convention and conference rooms with capacity for 100 people. The restaurant offers a varied menu of Colombian food and international food.

Outstanding Tourist Places of Bogota

● Monserrate: The panoramic view from this hill allows you to see how enormous Bogota is. You can get up there by cable car or funicular in 10-minute journeys. For nature and exercise enthusiasts, a trail is also enabled to climb this mountain on foot, on a journey of about an hour depending on the pace of each person. At the top of this hill is the Church of the “Fallen Lord” of Monserrate, famous for performing miracles. There is also an attractive variety of restaurants and cafeterias to have spectacular snacks while enjoying the view.

● Gold Museum: In the center of Bogota is this emblematic museum that has several of the pre-Columbian elements that abounded in this land before the Spanish conquest. Vessels and other gold elements, accompanied by the respective descriptions, allow to see the works and the symbols that they existed at that time. However, the main protagonist of this place is gold, which not only gives the name to the museum but also revives through its golden pieces, multiple accessories that represented a great value not only economic but also spiritual.

● Planetarium: This space allows science lovers to have an approach to different advances and astrological investigations that have been made in this place. The Planetarium also has an imposing dome that simulates a night sky to be able to capture on the screen all the behavior of the stars. In this dome, different concerts and attractive audiovisual functions are held. 

Restaurants in Bogota

● La Jugueteria

- Address: Calle 27 No 4A-03, La Macarena

- Services: The food is very varied, offering meat, chicken, pok, fish and soups, all with a very successful preparation, good sized portions and prices according to a quality lunch or dinner. However, the great attraction of La Jugueteria is its decoration, logically of toys. With elements from different eras, movies, cartoons, TV shows and action figures in general. This place manages to evoke memories of a wonderful time in the life of each of its guests.

● Crepes & Waffles

- Address: Several locations

- Services: Although this is a very recognized place with several presences in different cities of Colombia and Latin America, it is in Bogota where more Crepes & Waffles restaurants can be found. The preparations are very simple, they can be in crepes, in waffles, in pitas and in panne cooks, accompanied by some protein, sauce or other product that makes an ideal combination. This is a restaurant perfect for any occasion due to its abundance of places, comfortable prices, quality of food and speed of the service.

● La Puerta Falsa

- Address: Calle 11 # 6-50

- Services: This restaurant has been in the heart of Bogota since the beginning of the 19th century and has always belonged to the same family, which is why its seasoning has been maintained over the years. The menu consists of typical snacks such as chocolate with cheese, almojabana, arepa and tamale, a simple but fabulous combination that became a mandatory stop for those who visit Bolivar Square. In this place, the liberator Simon Bolivar used to eat with Manuelita Saenz. The infrastructure and decoration of the place has been maintained from that time until today.

● La Floridada Bakery Shop

- Address: Carrera 7 # 21-46

- Services: La Florida has been part of the landscape of Bogota since 1936, being one of the most popular places on the capital's scene. Its wide variety of cakes, pies, cookies, biscuits, desserts and breads in general, accompanied by coffee, tea or chocolate make the perfect dish for those who leave work and want to eat something before returning home. They are also famous for their breakfasts that have different preparations of eggs or changuas, to start a day in the best way.

Gastronomy in Bogota

● Ajiaco Santafereño: Chicken Soup made with different kinds of potatoes, ears of corn and some spices. It is also usually accompanied with avocado and milk cream. A hearty delight for the palate.

● Tamal Bogotano: Tamal is an appetizer that is prepared in different Andean countries. In its Bogota version, this is made from a corn dough combined with meat, chicken, pork ribs, onions, garlic and salt, all wrapped in a typical banana leaf tied to be cooked with steam. It is usually accompanied by a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

● Puchero Santafereño: Tropical type dish, originally from the city. It is prepared with potatoes, meats, ribs, sausages, pastusa, cassava, plantain and cob, all bathed with hogao and presented with the leaves of a cabbage.

Things to buy in Bogota

● Coffee: Colombian coffee is excellent. In Bogotá you will have the option of visiting different shops and comparing the flavor of each region to bring the best gift.

● Emeralds: In the center of Bogota there is a great variety of places where you can buy spectacular emeralds, ideal to take back.

● Obleas: A great idea to bring back a good dessert, which can be loaded without damaging it. Take care that they do not break in the suitcase.

The most important festivals in Bogota

● August 6 - This day is Bogota's birthday and is celebrated with different free outdoor concerts to promote art and cultural diversity.

● July 20 - Although this is a national date because the Colombian Independence Day, nowhere do they manage to celebrate it as it is done in Bogota. The military parades in carrera 68 and the sample of military airplanes, are a spectacle that must be lived and that makes Colombians feel proud of their homeland.

How to travel in Bogota?

● Public bus: The Integrated Public Transport System SITP has several buses that travel throughout the city, covering Bogota in its entirety. Transmilenio covers the main roads of Colombia, going at a high speed thanks to having its own trunk. It is necessary to take a SITP bus to get to Transmilenio’s stations. For both services the same card works. The card must be recharged at any Transmilenio station and allows free transfer from one bus to another.

● Taxi: The supply of taxis is very wide because of the high demand for their service. The fares are charged according to a taximeter that works while the ride is in progress.

Terminales in Bogota

In Bogota there are 3 land terminals given the large number of travelers who enter and leave the city on a daily basis. The north terminal and the south terminal, as the name implies, dispatch routes to these respective areas of the country. On the other hand, Salitre’s Terminal has destinations throughout the national territory, being the most important terminal in Colombia.

● The Salitre Terminal is the main bus station in Bogota and Colombia. It was opened in 1984 and is located in Ciudad Salitre, west of Bogota. Currently, 86 companies operate to different national and international origins and regions. It is located in an important commercial and tourist area of the city.

● Bogota´s North Terminal is relatively new, as it operates since 2017. It arises with the need to organize in a single point hundreds of inter-municipal buses that blocked the autopista norte, besides being dangerous for both passengers and pedestrians. It was also created with the intention of preventing people arriving or departing to the north of the country from having to go to one of the other two terminals. The operators of this terminal currently leave for this area of the country.

● Bogota's South Terminal is a complex of 20,190 m2 that has been in operation since 2008. It is located at the intersection of Bosa Avenue and the NQS highway in south-west of Bogotá. There are currently 27 bus companies operating and 59 parking spaces. From this place, a large number of buses leave for the south of Colombia. 

How to get cheap tickets from Bogota to Bucaramanga?

Do you want to travel to Bucaramanga from Bogota 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. 

Are you looking for cheap tockets from Bogota to Bucaramanga?

Are you planning on taking a vacation, a business trip or you want to visit your relatives in Bucaramanga? 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. 

Info of Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga, "The Beautiful City", is one of the main cities in Colombia, along with Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Barranquilla. It has important companies and universities that have promoted it nationwide. It has several tourist attractions in addition to being very close to fabulous destinations within the department of Santander. Its people are known because of their strong temperament, but that myth falls when someone visits this city, because the Bumangueses are excellent hosts who welcome in the best way those who visit this beautiful region of Colombia. Its climate is warm, although it is not suffocating, being a very pleasant temperature to be able to visit the city. 

To Conclude

Bucaramanga has its doors open to welcome everyone who wants to visit this magical area of ​​Colombia. Prepare to be surprised! 


Q-1 ) 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.

Q-2 ) How do I buy a bus ticket from Bogota from Bucaramanga?

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.

Q-3 ) 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.

Q-4 ) 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.

Q-5 ) 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

Q-6 ) Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Bogota to Bucaramanga?

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

Q-7 ) What is the distance between Bogota and Bucaramanga?

A: The route from Bogota to Bucaramanga, by road, is approximately 411 km.

Q-8 ) How long does it take to go from Bogota to Bucaramanga?

A: The average duration of this route is 8 hours.

Q-9 ) How many departures are there from Bogota to Bucaramanga?

A: Every month around 1710 trips are made for route between Bogota and Bucaramanga

Q-10 ) Which bus companies offer the route Bogota to Bucaramanga?

A: The companies that cover the route between Bogota - Bucaramangaare: Copetran, Berlinas del Fonce, Omega, Expreso Brasilia and Concorde

Q-11 ) Which bus companies have the most departures for the Bogota to Bucaramanga?

A: To travel from Bogota to Bucaramanga, you can travel in both Copetran and Berlinas del Fonce services.

Q-12 ) From which bus terminals can I travel from Bogota to Bucaramanga?

A: You should bear in mind that departures to Bucaramanga are made at both the North Terminal and the Salitre Terminal.