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Bogota to Prado bus

Bogota to Prado Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
5 hrs 0 mins
COP 70000

Bogota to Prado Bus Distance

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Bogota to Prado Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Transportes purificacion 04:15 16:00 5 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Bogota to Prado

The road journey from Bogota to Prado is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Bogota and Prado reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal Salitre


  • Terminal De Prado

Why book a Bogota a Prado bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Prado to Bogota

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

About Bogota

Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2600 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 you enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota! 

About Prado

Prado was discovered by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada in 1545, and was established in 1781 under the name of "Aldea de Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquira del Rio Prado". The hydroelectrical dam of the Prado River was built from 1959 to 1972 and was named Dario Echandia, honoring the Ex-President of Colombia. Since then, Prado has become a very concurred place for many Colombians and foreigners. For that reason, there are nowadays many lodging options in the city. While in Prado, you can visit many natural attractions, like the Love Waterfall, Sun Island, The Mohan Cave, and many others.

Prado Weather

The weather in Prado is generally warm, humid, and sultry. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°C and 37°C.

Hotels in Prado

● San Marcelino de las Rosas

- Represa Prado Tolima, Tomogo Lote 9, 734528 Prado, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 360.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. Restaurant. Bar. Pool. Solarium. Private beach. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

● Estadero los Kioscos

- Represa De Prado, 734528 Prado, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 220.800

- Services: It has cabbins to host from 2 to 5 guests. Pool. Bar. Restaurant. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Mi Reino

- Represa De Prado, 734528 Prado, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 80.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. Pool. Restaurant. Bar. Room service. Includes breakfast.

Restaurants & Bars in Prado

In Prado, you can try the best typical dishes thanks to the lodging options, as many of them have restaurant and bar. Around the dam, you will find many tourist restaurants that will make your experience even more incredible!

The most tourist places in Prado

● Dario Echandia Dam: To talk about Prado is to talk about this dam, built in the 70s’ from the Prado and Cunday rivers. This wonderful place has an extension of 42000 hectares for visitors to navigate, sport fishing, or walk around the area. 

● Quebrada Ata Beach: Cristaline and calm water beach, veruy popular among citizens and tourists on the weekends. The beautiful waterfalls create a majestic landscape.

● General Santander Park: At the center of the city you can walk around the park, in front of the church and very near to the town hall. This beautiful place has many trees, and a water fountain where many turtles can be found.

The most important dates in Prado

● 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.

● January – Light, Peace and Joy Festival: In Prado, citizens celebrated this festival filled with happiness, in which many activities like parades, Fireworks, dance and music exhibitions, and the beauty contest are held.

How to move around Prado?

To move around Prado, we recommend taxis, as it allows transportation to all the different natural attractions. Rates vary between 4.000 and 12.000 pesos, depending on the distance.

How to reach Prado?

Prado by bus: You can travel from Bogota to prado by land. The travel time is 5 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Prado

- Lechona

- Viuda de Capaz

- Chicken Sancocho

- Mondongo Soup

Things to buy in Prado

- Vueltiao sombreros

- Wayúu bags

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Mola handcrafts

- Colombian coffee

Prado Facts

Prado is located on a plateau, at 321 m.a.s.l approximately, at the shores of the Magdalena River crossing the Prado River. It is also 108 km from Ibague, capital of Tolima. Prado has an extension of 428 square kilometers and a population of more than 10 000. Its main economic activities are agriculture (rice, bananas, corn, coffee, cacao mainly), fishing, animal breeding, and tourism, thanks to its many recreational centers.

Bus operators of the route Bogota to Prado

● Transportes Purificación

In Conclusion:

Prado is a charming city with fantastic places, Discover the beauty of the Prado dam on your next vacations!

Looking for cheap tickets from Bogotá to Prado?

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

Do you want to travel to Prado from Bogota 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 Prado route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Prado 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.   

  • Transportes purificacion


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.

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.

Which bus companies offer the route Bogota to Prado?

A: You can travel from Bogota to Prado with the following companies: Transportes Purificacion.

Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Bogota to Prado?

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.

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 long does it take to go from Bogota to Prado?

A: The trip takes 5 hours approximately.