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Bogota to Girardot bus

Bogota to Girardot Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
4 hrs 1 mins
COP 25000

Bogota to Girardot Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Bogota to Girardot Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rapido El Carmen 04:10 17:40 4 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Bolivariano 06:00 19:00 10 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Flota San Vicente S.A. 06:30 18:30 3 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Girardot Bus

The travel on the highway from Bogota to Girardot is at a distance of 91 mi (147 km) which take about 3 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route by bus are Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, providing different services depending on the bus that you choose, at low-cost prices and a variety of schedules. A historic distinctive of the city is the Iron Bridge, which communicates the city with Flandes city, going across the Magdalena river. The climate in Girardot is quite warm, being its average temperature 82 °F (28 °C), but at night you can perceive a fresh breeze coming from the river. We recommend to pack light clothing to maintain you cold and enjoy your stay, always with mineral water close to you.



  • Bogota
  • Terminal del Sur
  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal Salitre Bogota
  • Terminal Sur Bogota


  • Terminal de Girardot
  • Terminal de Transporte Girardot

Why book a Bogota a Girardot bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Girardot to Bogota

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

About Bogota

Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 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 yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!

About Girardot

Girardot is a city in the department of Cundinamarca in Colombia. It has a tropical climate, which, alongside being only three hours away from Bogotá, makes it a preferred spot for recreational activities and sports for the bogoteans and other visitors.The city was founded near 1840, in the territory called “La Chivatera”, known for its goat breeding. Afterwards, the city changed its name in honor to Atanasio Girardot, a hero of the Independence Campaign. During the Thousand Day War in 1886 the city began accepting refugees who settled in the vicinity. Once the war was over, the city made the most out of its location, first as an important port in the Magdalena River, and then as an important waypoint in the railroads, which allowed it to expand a grow as an important economic center for the region. Nowadays, its economy is built around tourism and has important recreational infrastructure, as well as quality lodgings in order to accommodate a large number of tourism on an annual basis.

Girardot Weather

The weather in Girardot is nice and warm all year long. Thanks to that, Girardot is the ideal place to do outdoor activities and water sports. Temperature usually vary between 23C° and 33°C, which characterizes tropical weather.

Hotels in Girardot

● GHL Hotel Club el Puente

- Kilometer 2 Vía Girardot - Melgar, 252410 Girardot, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 176.000

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

● On Vacation Girardot Resort

- Kilometer 1 Vía Ricaute Girardot, 252410 Girardot, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 297.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Pool. Gym. Bar. Room service. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Republicano 1910

- Carrera 11 Calle 15 Esquina, 110011 Girardot, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 191.000

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

Restaurants & Bars in Girardot

● Palo Alto

- Cra. 5 No. 12 - 69 | Alto del Barbula, Girardot, Colombia Girardot Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 15.000

● Pizza al Passo

- Kilometro 1 Via Girardot-Ricaurte, Girardot, Colombia Girardot Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 33.000

● Hotel Republicano 1910

- Calle 20 # 4-57, Girardot 252432, Colombia Girardot Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 19.000

The most tourist places in Girardot

● Sun Islands: Stone islands located on the Magdalena river where you can have an amazing and priviledge place to bird watch, and other species from the región. This stones submerge on the river when its flow goes up.

● Puente Ferreo: Built in 1923, this bridge passes by the Magdalena river to connect Girardot and Flandes. It is 450 meters long, and 32 meters tall.

● Catedral del Inmaculado Corazon de Maria: This church built at the end of the 70’s is characterized by the architectonic influence of the egyptians. It is located on the Bolivar Park, at the center of the city.

The most important dates in Girardot

● October – Reinado Nacional del Turismo: Contest that chooses a citizen as an embassador of the región for tourism purposes. It is celebrated since 1969, gathering citizens and tourists on a show that also offers concerts and other social activities.

● June – River Festival: One of the most popular festivities in Girardot, in which citizens gather anually to pay tribute to the Magdalena River with rafting, swimming, and tires competitions.

How to move around Girardot?

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

- Bus, microbus, and busetas: Public transportation in Girardot 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 Girardot?

Girardot by bus: You can travel from Bogota to Girardot by land. The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Girardot

- Ajiaco

- Viudo de Capaz

- Lomo al trapo

- Café

Things to buy in Girardot

- Colombian Emeralds

- Coffee

- Leather footwear

- Handicrafts

Girardot Facts

Girardot has an extension of 150 square kilometers and id bordered by Nariño on the west and northwest, by Ricaurte on the east and southeast, by Flandes on the south, by Tocaima on the north and northwest, and by Coello on the southwest. Girardot also has a population of more than 100 000.

Bus operators of the route Bogota to Girardot

● Cootranstequendama

● Expreso Bolivariano

● Flota La Macarena

● Flota San Vicente

● Las Acacias

● Rápido El Carmen

In Conclusion:

Girardot is a charming city that is located just a few hours of the Colombian capital. Enjoy a getaway with friends or family in Girardot!

Looking for cheap tickets from Bogota to Girardot?

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

Do you want to travel to Bogota from Girardot 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 Girardot route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Girardot 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.   

  • Flota La Macarena
  • Cootranstequendama
  • Rapido El Carmen
  • Expreso Bolivariano
  • Flota San Vicente 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 from Girardot?

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 Girardot?

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 Girardot?

A: The distance is 147 km.

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

A: The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Bogota to Girardot?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Bogota to Girardot?

A: The bus operators that goes from Bogota to Girardot are: Flota San Vicente, Flota La Macarena, Las Acacias, Rapido El Carmen, Expreso Bolivariano, and Cootranstequendama.

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

A: Currently, Flota La Macarena has the most daily departures to Girardot from Bogota.

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

A: The departure points are The Salitre bus station and the Bogota Sur 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 necesary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of 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 Girardot?

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.