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Bogota to Pereira bus

Bogota to Pereira Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
7 hrs 0 mins
COP 75000

Bogota to Pereira Bus Distance

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Bogota to Pereira Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 06:30 23:00 10 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Pereira Bus

To travel from Bogota to Pereira you go across the distance of 222 mi (357 km) which take about 9 hours and a half. Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras, terrestrial transportation companies, provide low-cost bus tickets in diverse schedules that are adapted to your availability. The city of Pereira is one of the most recognized cities of the Independence period, and that's why is named "the loving, night owl and dark skinned city" or the "Otun pearl". The temperature of Pereira is an average of 68 °F (20 °C), so it's recommended to bring light clothing to be cold, due to the natural environment that surrounds the city. It's important not to forget a raincoat for the rainy season, mostly in April, May, October and November.



  • Bogota
  • Terminal Salitre


  • Terminal de Pereira

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Buses from Pereira to Bogotá

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogotá to Pereira 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 Pereira 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 the route to Pereira

redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Pereira. Pereira 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.

About Pereira

The city of Pereira is the capital of Risaralda. It was founded on August 30, 1863. It is a coffee region of Colombia, famous for its Arabica beans. The historical sites, monuments, and natural parks abound in this city. Pereira is part of the coffee region called the Coffee Cultural Landscape, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011. 

Pereira Weather

Pereira has a cloudy and warm climate throughout the year. Its average temperature is 25°C. Spring and fall are rainier than summer and winter, so the best time to visit is between December and March when it rains less. 

Hotels in Pereira

Different types of accommodation are offered, the price varies depending on the levels of comfort, security, proximity to attractions, and the amount of space. In Pereira, you will have no problem finding an option that fits your budget. 

Restaurantes & Bars in Pereira

Due to the fusion of the flavors of different regions, there is a wide variety of dishes that you can try in Pereira. You can also choose to try popular street foods such as hot dogs, chuzos, empanadas, stuffed potatoes, and chorizo. In addition, a wide variety of fast food and inexpensive dishes. 

The most tourist places in Pereira

● Plaza de Bolívar, surrounding the plaza, the administrative buildings of the Municipal Palace. Also Cathedral "La Pobreza". In it you can appreciate the monument called: Naked Bolivar.

● Bioparque BonitaFarm is a beautiful family farm, run by Juan Carlos, a Colombian biologist. At the farm, you can see various species of snakes, butterflies, tarantulas among others.

● Parque del Café is a theme park that has a large number of coffee plantations. In addition, you can enjoy horseback riding, roller coasters, and water rides for all ages. You can spend a whole day here.

● Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, It is an important ecotourism destination in the coffee region. It is a privileged conservation area due to national conservation sites such as the Los Nevados National Natural Park, and regional ones such as the Ucumarí Regional Natural Park and the Campoalegre Soil Conservation District.

● Ucumari Regional Natural Park is an excellent place to spend a day with family or friends. It is not your typical zoo, but a very well organized Institute that offers excellent information on animals. It has Colombian and African animals that live in a recreated environment In addition, the park has a food area where you can get delicious snacks.

● Thermal Santa Rosa de Cabal and San Vicente Thermal Reserve: In these thermal centers, you will enjoy the incredible healing and relaxing properties of the thermal waters in a wonderful place to meditate in contact with nature. In these establishments, they have a restaurant and hotel.

Important dates in Pereira

● Semana Santa: It is a Catholic religious tradition. During this time the parishioners carry out processions and religious activities. This Christian commemoration brings together the visit of local, national and other faithful.

● End of August / Beginning of September- Fiestas de la cosecha:It is held to commemorate the founding of Pereira, as well as to celebrate the cultivation and harvest of coffee. Events such as classic car parades, folkloric parades, the national trova festival, the Reign of Beauty, the national orchid exhibition, horseback riding, traditional dances, horse exhibition, among others are held.

● August / September- International Poetry Festival: This event brings together the participation of local, national and international guests and is made up of readings in public spaces, schools and houses of culture in the department of Risaralda.

● Christmas - During the last month of the year, the city is decorated with lights, and the traditional Christmas gifts are made, and typical delicacies such as buñuelos and natilla.

How to move around Pereira

● Public transport: Pereira has various bus services along all the main routes and suburbs. Rates are from COP $ 1,800.

● Megabus: This mass transit system has exclusive lanes for large buses and closed stations. The buses are painted green, and they run from 4:30 a.m. at 11:35 p.m. You need to get a Megacard at the stations at a cost of COP 4,400, which is your credit valid for 3 trips. The fee is COP $ 2,000

● Taxi: Taxis in Pereira are abundant and cheap. The meter drop is COP $ 1,100 and the rate is COP $ 1,400 per mile.

● Car, rental: There are 3 companies with offices at the airport: Sixt, Localiza and Avis. The approximate price is COL $ 88,000 

How to reach Pereira

Pereira by bus: Currently, buses enter and leave from Pereira's main station, Terminal de Transporte de Pereira. The arrival time is approximately 9 and a half hours and the route is 357 km. 

Gastronomy in Pereira

The most common dishes of typical food in Pereira

- Tray paisa

- Tripe

- Sudado

- Calentao

- Rice and legumes 

Things to buy in Pereira

Some of Pereira's characteristic souvenirs are:

- Iraca Handicrafts

- Ruana

- Clothes with cool designs

- Wayúu backpack

- Rattles

- Colombian Chiva

- Hats

- Colombian coffee 

Pereira Facts

Pereira is an important economic and cultural center and has a population of more than 500,000 inhabitants, which makes it the most populated city in the Eje Cafetero and the second most populated city in the Paisa region, after Medellín. Being in the center of the Golden Triangle (which consists of the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali), Pereira has become especially important in the fields of commerce. 

In conclusion:

In this city, travelers will come into contact with the coffee culture and can learn about the cultivation of coffee in the farms that also show how to prepare the best mild Arabica coffee. They can also visit Los Nevados National Natural Park, other reserves and enjoy the relaxing thermal waters of Santa Rosa and San Vicente.

Bogota to Pereira Route

Bogota to Pereira

Measures against COVID-19 on the Bogota to Pereira route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Pereira, 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.

  • Expreso Bolivariano
  • Flota Magdalena


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.

Which bus companies offer the route bogota to pereira?

A: The company that covers the Bogotá to Pereira route is: Flota Magdalena.

How many departures are there from bogota to pereira?

A: There is a variety of departures

How do I buy a bus ticket from bogota from pereira?

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.

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

Which bus companies have the most departures for the bogota to pereira?

A: The departures depends on the season.