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Bogota (D.C) to Cali (Vac) Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
11 hrs 17 mins
Bogota (D.C)
Cali (Vac)
COP 63000

Bogota (D.C) to Cali (Vac) Bus Distance

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Bogota (D.C) to Cali (Vac) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 01:30 19:30 3 hrs 0 mins
Expreso Palmira 06:45 21:00 6 hrs 58 mins
Flota Magdalena 19:00 21:00 11 hrs 0 mins

Bogota to Cali Bus

The route from Bogota to Cali, travelling by bus takes about 11 hours, going through the distance of 323 mi (519 km). Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras are terrestrial transportation companies that will provide you diverse services which will make more comfortable and pleasant your travel experience. You can find accesible rates for your bus tickets, depending on the type of service that you choose. The climate in Cali is tropical, with an average temperature of 75 °F (24 °C), so we recommend you to bring light clothing to take pleasure of your stay and an umbrella so that the rain doesn't catch you unaware.


Bogota (D.C)

  • Terminal Bogota Salitre
  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal del Sur

Cali (Vac)

  • Terminal Bogota Salitre
  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal del Sur

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

    About Cali (Vac)

    Cali (Vac) 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.

    Buses from Cali to Bogotá

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogotá to Cali 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 Cali to Bogotá with redBus. 

    About Cali

    Santiago de Cali is one of the oldest cities in Colombia. It was founded in 1536 by the conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Before the conquest, Cali was inhabited by Indian tribes such as the gorrones, timbas, and morrones. During the first days of the XIX century, Cali will join the efforts to achieve independence from Spain, and raised on July 3rd of 1810, making an alliance with neighboring cities as was done by the natives in the Cauva Valley to oppose the Spaniards decades earlier. Due to its location, which is ideal for the development of commerce, Cali began to transform into one of the biggest cities of the country at the beginning of the XXth century, in part due to the construction of new means of transportation - such as trainways and highways- which connect the city with the Buenaventura port, favoring the exportation industry. Present-day Cali is a prosperous city, which is known as the Colombian capital of the rumba and salsa due to the great number of renowned schools that teach these dances.

    Cali Weather

    The climate in Cali is warm and humid, with an average temperature of 20°C throughout the year. Although it is not a stifling heat, it is pertinent to wear light, fresh and comfortable clothes, to wear both day and night. 

    Hotels in Cali

    ● Hotel La Luna

    - Address: Autopista Sur # 13-01

    - Services: Hotel La Luna offers free services such as a children's area, 3 swimming pools, sunbathing, gym, WiFi, and parking. Among the services with extra charge, dance classes stand out, very popular with tourists, as well as nightclubs. In the hotel, there are also surcharges on room services, medical services, and laundry services, as well as in the sauna and airport transfers. The hotel has a comfortable restaurant with breakfast and a tourist point that offers city tours.

    ● Torre de Cali Plaza Hotel

    - Address: Av de las Américas 18N-26

    - Services: Torre de Cali Plaza Hotel has the service of animals and pets, which makes it very requested. Guests can have buttons and housekeepers, as well as find safe and Internet in their rooms. In the hotel facilities, there are restaurants, event rooms, laundry, and nursing. This hotel has airport transfers.


    ● Agatha Boutique

    - Address: Carrera 6 # 6-36, Barrio La Merced

    - Services: Services: This colonial hotel has wireless internet, a TV room, coffee service in the lobby, gift shop, and a meeting room, as well as extensive tourist assistance to its guests for the different activities to perform in the city.

    ● City Express Plus Cali

    - Address: Calle 35N # 6N-06, Santa Monica Res

    - Services: This hotel has a wide range of amenities to ensure a good experience for its visitors such as a gym, wireless internet, smoking area, rooms for people with disabilities, ice machines, cafeteria service, business center, space for taxis, and restaurant with buffet breakfast.


    ● Hotel Plaza Las Américas

    - Address: Calle 21 N # 3N-34, Versailles

    - Services: This hotel is located north of Cali, just 3 blocks from Versailles Park. It has two restaurants, one with Colombian food and another with international food, as well as a bar in the lobby for a drink in the evening. The hotel has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, and steam room, as well as offering four rooms for events and a business center. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom with hydromassage shower and Jacuzzi, as well as televisions, telephones, and WiFi.


    Restaurants in Cali

    ● La Zarzuela Restaurant

    - Address: Avenida 6D # 36N-18 

    - Services: La Zarzuela Restaurant is an excellent place to enjoy an attractive fusion of Mediterranean flavors with Latin flavors, all prepared with ingredients typical of the area. The recipes are not very complex but the quality of their products makes the dishes of very high quality. The menu focuses on a wide variety of fish and shellfish, although it has very good meat options, especially turkey. Ceviches are one of their specialties is the perfect entrance to a great banquet.

    ● Ringlete

    - Address: Calle 15 A 9 N-31

    - Services: Ringlete is a great option to take into account to enjoy typical food from Cauca and Valle del Cauca. Its homemade preparation allows you to have a gastronomic journey along with the flavors of this region. Aborrajados, sancochos, valluna cutlet, marranitas, paddy rice, soup of turrets, and of course luladas are some of the options that can be enjoyed in this place.


    ● Peru Peñon

    - Address: Calle 1 Oeste # 2-40 el Peñon, behind the Dann Carlton hotel

    - Services: This restaurant offers a great selection of very well prepared Peruvian dishes. The entrances are very varied having a great mouth-watering with the gastronomy of this country, but without a doubt, its main dishes are the magnificent combinations of fish and seafood. The offer of ceviches is very wide, having great options to try different preparations.

    ● Facundo Sabores Del Mundo

    - Address: Calle 8 25-25 Galeria Alameda | Calle 14 Norte 9 Norte-34

    - Services: This place offers an appetizing selection of cheeses, hams, and bread, ideal to make a sandwich to suit each person's taste. The place is perfect to have a conversation while enjoying a light meal accompanied by a glass of wine.


    The most Tourist Places in Cali

    ● Cristo Rey: This imposing 26-meter statue is located on Cerro Los Cristales in western Cali. It is the ideal place to have an incredible view of the city of Cali. In the upper part of this viewpoint, you can enjoy a chapel, restaurant, parking lot, and an attractive sculpture. The schedule to visit Cristo Rey’s viewpoint is 8:00 a.m. at 11:00 p.m.

    ● Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia: In this place, there is an exhibition of more than 300 works by international artists, a cinematheque, and a traveling exhibition hall. There are three workshops, one of the graphic arts, one of restoration of works, and one so that children can let their imagination fly. The Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia is very close to the Cali River.

    ● Hacienda El Paraiso: La Maria, the work of Jorge Isaacs, which is one of the great treasures of Latin American literature, took place in this fabulous hacienda and in its beautiful surroundings. The house was built in 1816 but was acquired by the author's father in 1846, allowing him to live his childhood years in this place. Elements of the time when the Isaacs family lived in the Hacienda El Paraíso still remain.

    The most mportant dates in Cali

    ● December 25-30 - Feria de Cali: The most important fair in Colombia. During the fair days, Caleños and the general public can enjoy a series of parades, horseback riding, concerts, bullfights, and salsa samples in the popular booths.

    ● September - World Salsa Festival: In the ninth month of the year there is a large event that receives dancers and visitors from all corners of the world to witness the best exponents of this genre in each of its modalities.

    How to reach Cali?

    Cali by bus: You can reach Cali from Bogota by land. The trip takes 11 hours approximately.

    How to move around Cali?

    ● Public bus: The Integrated Transportation System of Cali is the MIO (Mass Integrated of the West) that offers 8 different routes that cover a large part of Cali. It is important to know the route map well before traveling in this system to avoid getting lost.

    ● Taxi: Taxis are available throughout the city and its surroundings being easily accessible vehicles, although it is advisable to order them by calling the most recognized companies in Cali.

    Gastronomy in Cali

    ● Sancocho de gallina: This meaty broth will replenish all your energy after a tiring day. In its preparation, the broth is seasoned with coriander, and then add banana, yucca, and chicken meat, accompanying everything with white rice, chili, and avocado, served in a traditional clay pot.

    ● Tamal valluno: Its type of preparation and size differentiate this tamale from the other types. To prepare it, a dough is made with ground corn to which meat (pork or chicken), potatoes, carrots, and peas are added. In the end, it is wrapped with banana leaf and cooked, and then served accompanied by arepa or rice.

    ● Aborrajado: Sweet dessert that will be a delight at the end of your meals. It is made with cheese and ripe banana.

    Things to buy in Cali

    ● Manjar Blanco: If you like arequipe or dulce de leche, the white delicacy is going to delight both you and the people who bring them a gift.

    ● Coffee: In Cali, you can find very good coffee to bring back, given the proximity of this city to the area of ​​Eje Cafetero (Coffee Region).

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

    Cali Facts

    Santiago de Cali is the capital of Valle del Cauca and the third most populous city in Colombia, after Bogota and Medellin. It was founded on July 25, 1536, being one of the oldest cities on the entire American continent. Commonly, Cali is called "The Branch of Heaven" or "The World Capital of La Salsa", given the large number of artists dedicated to dancing this music genre. Cali is well known, besides its historical attractions, for its active cultural life that is due in large part to its ethnic wealth that allows a wide diversity and exchange of musical rhythms, not only in specific places but in the streets of Cali. 

    Bus operators of the route Bogota to Cali

    ● Expreso Bolivariano

    ● Flota Magdalena

    In Conclusion

    A salsa tradition awaits you in Cali. Visit this spectacular place and live all its traditions. 

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    About the route to Cali (Vac)

    redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Cali (Vac). Cali (Vac) 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.


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

    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 Bogota (D.C) to Cali (Vac)?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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.