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Bogota to Manizales bus

Bogota to Manizales Bus Service

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Bogota to Manizales Bus Distance

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Bogota to Manizales Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rapido Tolima 20:00 20:00 4 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Bolivariano 06:30 23:00 10 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Empresa Arauca 22:00 22:00 10 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Manizales Bus

The distance from Bogota to Manizales is 189 mi (304 km) which takes approximately 4 hours to go across. Expreso Bolivariano, Fronteras, and Arauca, terrestrial transportation companies, provide a diversity of schedules and prices for the user's comfort. Depending on the bus you choose, there will be several services like wifi, reclining seats, or film projection. Manizales is known as "The City of the Open Doors" due to the kindness of its inhabitants. It's also called "the Worldwide Capital of Coffee" for the importance that coffee had and has nowadays on its industrial development. The temperature in Manizales averages 61 °F (16 °C) and can present frequent rains. We recommend bringing warm clothing for the temperate weather and an umbrella for the sporadic rains.



  • Bogota
  • Terminal Salitre


  • Terminal de Manizales

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Buses from Manizales to Bogotá

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogotá to Manizales 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 Manizales 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 Manizales

Manizales is the coffee capital of Colombia. Located near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, it was founded the 12th of October in 1949 in a territory previously occupied by the Quimbaya culture. The city was affected by the battles of the civil wars that followed the independence of Colombia, and various factions fought over control of the city on more than one ocassion.Manizales garnered more attention following the separation of Panama, which motivated the instalation of railways that connected the city with the rest of the country, which boosted its economic development.The city is renowned for producing one of the best coffees in the whole world. Since the last half of the XXth century, Manizales became a hub for many superior education institutions, which in turn made the city an attractive place for students. It hosts several cultural events, as well as several museums, which combined with natural sightseeing areas and a well preserved historical heritage, make the city an interesting tourism destination.

Manizales Weather

The city of Manizales offers you a great climatic diversity thanks to its paramo, valleys, rivers and beautiful landscapes, with up to 8 microclimates within its urban area, the average temperature of the city is 16 ° C.

Hotels in Manizales

Manizales has a wide variety of lodging for everyone, from luxury resorts to backpackers hostels where you can save money. Manizales is a unique place to receive people with many options.

The most tourist places in Manizales

● Cathedral Basilica Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora del Rosario: This fantastic cathedral is located in the upper axis of the Plaza de Bolívar, structured in 1849 and rebuilt in 1927 after having suffered multiple accidents. This incredible temple is 115 meters high and is the third tallest parish in South America and the fifth tallest on the planet.

● The Polish Corridor: This sightseeing tour is about climbing to the top of the tower of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary through a spiral staircase, and although it is an intense experience, it is a spectacular place where you can see a large part of the city.

● Cyprus viewpoint and restaurants: Towards the north of Manizales there is a territory called Cyprus, a town that is 20 minutes from the city center where you can appreciate a beautiful view of the mountains. In this elevated area you can enjoy numerous restaurants and various cultural activities.

● The Sky Walk: This is an innovative and fun tourist site for all lovers of adventure and extreme sports. This metal platform is an attraction in Manizales where you must put on a harness and climb the spectacular tower, where you can see beautiful mountains.

● Monument to the settlers: This beautiful artistic piece created by Luis Guillermo Vallejo is a beautiful colonial structure that surprises all tourists. A relic and icon in the town of Manizales worthy of appreciation.

Important dates in Manizales

● First 15 days of January: the Manizales bullfighting fair is one of the largest in the region and the continent, an event where all kinds of celebrities attend where concerts, exhibitions, and more are enjoyed.

● September - October: Manizales International Theater Festival: Is a non-profit organization that invites all the public to enjoy stories that inspire, many of them allow self-reflection and self-understanding.

● August - October: Manizales Grita Rock: Is one of the most important rock festivals in the country, which started in 2006.

● June: International University Jazz Festival: It is a music festival in which you will be able to appreciate concerts in which both classic jazz works will be performed, as well as new creations and fusions that this genre allows.

● International Image Festival: It is an event created since 1997 of international importance where electronic arts and digital culture are reflected.

● Manizales Biocultural Festival: This is an event that aims to promote art, aesthetics, and environmental education in public space.

● Orchid, Coffee and Art Festival: This beautiful festival aims to promote Colombian coffee, which has a high quality. In addition to the biodiversity and cultural offer of the region.

How to move around Manizales

The transport service of the city of Manizales is very varied and extensive, there are different ways to get around:

● Buses, minivans, and collectives: This type of transport allows you to travel to any neighborhood of the city at a low cost, although it may take a while depending on the destination.

● Taxis: In the city, there are a large number of taxis, a service that is registered by a meter that controls and rates the charge for the service provided according to the distance. Rates range from COP$4,000 to approximately COP$15,000.

How to reach Manizales

● Manizales by bus: Land transportation to Manizales has an approximate distance of 304 km. The travel lasts 4 hours.

Gastronomy in Manizales

Manizales has a variety and rich gastronomy, you can enjoy these dishes:

● The Asorrete

● Lengua de res.

● La Macana.

● Colombian Buñuelos

● The Misela.

Things to buy in Manizales

The typical purchases that every traveler need to buy in Manizales are:

 - Different types of coffee.

 - Crafts

 - Poetry.

Manizales Facts

The city of Manizales is also known as the World Capital of Coffee, since the town is the main producer of the industry in the cultivation and processing of this.

 With a temperate climate and mostly warm but rainy, this city is characterized by its inhabitants who are very friendly with all travelers and tourists.

Restaurants in Manizales

Manizales has an incredible gastronomy for everyone to enjoy. This town has several culinary dishes based on local fruits, especially since it is part of the coffee region of the country where its cuisine is influenced by Antioquia cuisine.

Bus operators of the route Bogota to Manizales

The bus companies that operate on this route are:

● Arauco

● Rápido Tolima

In conclusion

Manizales is a city with friendly inhabitants, good food, and accommodation, which serves as a cultural and entertainment meeting point for friends, couples, or family. It has multiple forms of transportation and different activities.

Bogota to Manizales Route

Bogota to Manizales

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How to get cheap bus tickets from Bogotá to Manizales?

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Measures against COVID-19 on the Bogota to Manizales route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Manizales, 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.

  • Rapido Tolima
  • Expreso Bolivariano
  • Empresa Arauca


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.

How many departures are there from Bogotá to Manizales?

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

From which bus terminals can I travel from Bogotá to Manizales?

A: The departure point is the Cartagena Bus Station.

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.

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.

Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Bogotá to Manizales?

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