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Bogota (D.C) to Ibague (Tol) Bus Service

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4 hrs 5 mins
Bogota (D.C)
Ibague (Tol)
COP 32000

Bogota (D.C) to Ibague (Tol) Bus Distance

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Bogota (D.C) to Ibague (Tol) 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

Bogota to Ibague Bus

The travel from Bogota to Ibague on the highway takes about 4 hours and a half and you go across the distance of 120 mi (194 km). The terrestrial transportation company Expreso Bolivariano covers this route Bogota-Ibague, proposing bus tickets online with diversity of schedules, prices and services on board that the user chooses, depending on the bus selected. Ibague is also called the Music Capital because the city preserves the heritage of the Colombian folklore, because they celebrate the National Festival of the Colombian Music. Ibague is one of the most ancient cities of America, since it was founded in 1550. The city has a tropical climate and frequent rains, with an average temperature of 70 °F (21 °C). This is the reason why you should pack light clothing, but also be prepared for sporadic rains.

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    Bogota (D.C)

    • Terminal Salitre
    • Terminal del Sur

    Ibague (Tol)

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    • 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 Ibague (Tol). Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    Buses from Ibagué to Bogotá

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogotá to Ibagué 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 Ibagué to Bogotá 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 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 yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!

    About Ibague

    Ibagué is the capital of the Tolima Department. Located at 1285 m.s.n.m., it is situated on the Central Andes mountain range and in between the Combeima Canyon and the Magdalena Valley.

    It was founded the 14th of October of 1550 by the spanish captain Andrés López de Galarza after a brutal skirmish with the Pijaos that inhabited the region. During its first years, Ibagué served as a fort to ward off the constant attacks by natives. Once the colonial regime was settled, Ibagué lost importance in the region, as Mariquita becomes a important center for mining. The city experiences an important increase in its population due to refugees fleeing in because of the Violence Civil war that ravaged the country halfway through the XXth century.

    Present day Ibagué is known as the Music Capital of Colombia due to its important events linked to this art and also due to the various monuments related to music.


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    How do I book a bus from Bogota (D.C) to Ibague (Tol)?

    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.

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    Ibague Weather

    The climate in Ibague is warm, humid, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°C to 28°C and is rarely below 16°C or above 31°C.

    Hotels in Ibague

    Ibague has a wide variety of lodging for every need. Many of these hotels have family rooms, so Ibague is the perfect destination to relax with your family. Here, even the pet is welcome!

    ▶ Sonesta Hotel Ibague

    - Carrera #9 57-57, Centro Comercial Acqua, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 190 000

    - Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Air conditioning. Wifi. Spa. Restaurant. Bar. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    ▶ Hotel Estelar Altamira

    - Carrera #1 45-50, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 240 900

    - Services: It has individual, double, superior double, and family rooms. Air conditioning. Bar. Gym. Spa. Restaurant. Pet-friendly. Includes breakfast.

    ▶ Hotel Escorial Ibague

    - Calle 14 número 3-19, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 77 000

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Pet-friendly. Includes breakfast.

    ▶ Hotel Center

    - Carrera 4 #12-52, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 60 900

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Minibar. Includes breakfast. 

    Restaurants in Ibague

    The city of Ibague has a very large number of restaurants and places of food, so its tourist range has the possibility to include a great gastronomic versatility that can satisfy all the tastes without importing the economic situation you have. Without a doubt, in this city, you will find any food you want.

    ▶ El Carnaval del Pollo

    - Mirolindo Avenue N. 70-44, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 6 000

    ▶ La Comarca

    - Avenue 48 South N 114, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 8 000

    ▶ Augurio

    - Carrera 5 No. 41-16 Edificio F-25, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 12 000

    ▶ Puerto Madero

    - Km. 5 Bogota Road, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 32 000

    The most touristic places in Ibague

    ▶ Bolivar Plaza: Park with green areas, old trees, and playgrounds for children. It is located downtown and is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the Archbishop's Palace.

    ▶ Ibague's Primada Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral: Located in the Plaza de Bolívar, it was initially the chapel where the first mass of the city was held by the Spaniards. It was destroyed by lightning and earthquakes, but was rebuilt and now hosts the Inmaculada de Murillo sculpture.

    ▶ Ibague's panopticon: One of the four panopticons in Latin America, it's a special jail designed to grant the wardens complete visibility of the prison. For a long time, it was a symbol of oppression but it is now a museum of Human Rights.

    ▶ La Martinica Park-museum: Just a few minutes from you will find La Martinica Park-museum. This is the perfect place to enjoy nature and practice sports. Plus, you can watch the whole city, all of this in just one place.

    Important dates in Ibague

    ▶ June 23th to July 2nd - Colombian Folkloric Festival: It is the most important folkloric event in Colombia, where national and international guests assists, presenting traditional dances and music. Tourists can enjoy concerts, shows, parades, and contests to celebrate Colombian culture.

    ▶ March 13th - Duetos Principes de la Cancion Festival: This festival began as a tribute to Colombian music, thanks to the performances and compositions of the duet of Tolima Dario Garzon and Eduardo Collazos, who were a big influence on Tolima's music and culture. For this event, national and international famous personalities are invited, to enjoy the duet and the choir's performances, and other activities.

    How to move around Ibague

    If you are in Ibague you can use these options:

    ▶ Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is approximately COP $ 1,700.

    ▶ Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 4,400.

    How to reach Ibague

    Ibague by bus: If the departure point is Bogota, the distance is 194 km, which takes 4 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Ibague

    Some of the typicial dishes you can taste in Ibague are: 

    - Cuchuco

    - Envueltos

    - Peto de arroz

    - Sopa de mondongo

    - Viudo de pescado

    Things to buy in Ibague

    Some souvenirs you can get in Ibague are:

    - Vueltiao sombreros

    - Wayúu bags

    - Chinchorro

    - Ruana

    - Mola handcrafts

    - Colombian coffe

    Ibague facts

    Ibague is a city located on the Andean mountain range, between the Combeima Canyon and the Magdalena Valley, close to the Tolima Snow Mountain. It was established on October 14th, 1550, by the Spanish captain Andres Lopes de Galarza, which makes Ibague one of the most ancient cities in America. It is also the political, industrial, commercial, cultural, and economic center of Tolima, as the capital of the region.

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    In conclusion

    Ibague is a city filled with fun and adventures. Whether with friends, family or partner, you will find many outdoor activities and tours around the city.

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