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Bogota to San Gil bus

Bogota to San Gil Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
6 hrs 53 mins
San Gil
COP 48000

Bogota to San Gil Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Bogota to San Gil Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 10:00 21:00 6 hrs 35 mins VIEW PRICE
Concorde 21:21 21:21 7 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Bogota to San Gil

The road journey from Bogota to San Gil 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 San Gil reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal Salitre

San Gil

  • Terminal de San Gil

Why book a Bogota a San Gil bus with redBus?

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

Buses from San Gil to Bogotá

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogotá to San Gil 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 San Gil to Bogotá with redBus. 

About San Gil

Located in Santander, San Gil is considered the touristic capital of the department thanks to its natural attractions that allow the practice of extreme sports like rafting, climbing, paragliding, among others. Thanks to the touristic growth, San Gil has also developed in the commercial, industrial, and urban sectors, which makes it a very interesting destination for national and international tourists.

San Gil Weather

The weather in San Gil is pleasant. The temperature varies between 14 and 25°C. The rain season is usually from August to October.

Hotels in San Gil

● Hotel Castillo Resort

- 7-70 Carrera 12 Barrio la Playa, 684031 San Gil, Colombia 

- Prices: From COP $94.420

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

● Prana

- Km. 2 Vía San Gil Socorrro, 684031 San Gil, Colombia

- Prices: From COP $80.000

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

● Hotel Terrazas de la Candelaria

- Kilometro 1 vía San Gil Mogotes, 684031 San Gil, Colombia

- Prices: From COP $80.000

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

● Hotel Ruitoque Campestre

- Kilometro 2,5 Via San Gil - Bucaramanga, 684031 San Gil, Colombia

- Prices: From COP $81.400

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple rooms, and suites. Pool. Wifi. Bar. 

Restaurants & Bars in San Gil

● Mesón del Arriero

- Calle 12 # 8-39, San Gil 684031 Colombia

- Prices: From COP $23.000

● Café Europa

- Carrera 8 11-06, San Gil 684031 Colombia

- Prices: From COP $13.000

● Penelope Pizzeria

- Calle 12 8 69, San Gil 684031 Colombia

- Prices: From COP $19.000

● Restaurante La Mansión Vegetariana & Steakhouse

- Calle 12 8 71, San Gil 684031 Colombia

- Prices: From COP $24.000

The most touris places in San Gil

● Historic Center of San Gil: The historic center of San Gil has steep streets that were constructed during the XVII century. Located by the shore of the Fonce River, it is a National Monument of Colombia.

● Parque el Gallineral: Es el lugar más emblemático de la ciudad, ubicado en el sector conocido como El Malecón Turístico, creado en 1694, abarca una pequeña isla entre el Río Fonce y la Quebrada Curiti con una extensión de 4 hectáreas conformada por árboles Gallineros, además de senderos, animales de exhibición, entre otras instalaciones.

● Pozo Azul: Just a few kilometers from the city, you can find a group of natural pools very visited by tourists and locals. Surrounding Pozo Azul you can find many restaurants and cafes, which makes it an ideal place to spend the whole day.

Important dates in San Gil

● October - Festival de Verano: Festivity that presents cultural activities throughout the whole city, from gastronomic fairs and musical concerts to extreme sports exhibitions and parades.

● November - Ferias y Fiestas in San Gil: Ferias y Fiestas in San Gil are celebrated with many cultural activities like parades, artistic exhibitions, gastronomic fairs, concerts, among others, that gathers all the Santander community.

● December - El Guane de Oro: It is the most important musical contest in San Gil, where national artists are also invited to perform country music for the citizens and tourists.

How to reach San Gil

San Gil by bus: You can reach San Gil by land. The trip takes 7 hours approximately.

How to move around San Gil?

You can use any of these options to move around San Gil:

- Collectives: You can move around the city in Collectives, that cover almost all the urban area.

- Taxi: It is the most comfortable way to move around San Gil.

- Taximoto: For short distances, Taximotos are the most economic transportation.

Gastronomy in San Gil

- Carne oreada

- Masato de arroz

- Hormigas culonas

- Tamal Santandereano

- Arepa Santandereana

Things to buy in San Gil

- Stone-made utensils

- Handicrafts

- Curiti telars

- Hat and Sandals

San Gil Facts

San Gil is located 96 km away from Bucaramanga, capital of the Santander department, and 327 km away from Bogota, capital of Colombia. Currently, San Gil has a population of 60 000. Furthermore, San Gil is the capital of the Guanenta province. San Gil is bordered by Villanueva and Curiti on the north, Curiti and Mogotes on the east, San Jose Valley and Paramo on the south, and Pinchote, Cabrera, and Barichara on the west.

Bus Operators of the route Bogota to San Gil

● Concorde

● Expreso Brasilia

● Omega

In Conclusion:

Enjoy the touristic capital of Santander, a truly unique experience!

Looking for cheap tickets from Bogotá to San Gil?

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

Do you want to travel to San Gil from Bogotá 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 Bogotá to San Gil route

If you want to travel from Bogota to San Gil, 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 Brasilia
  • Concorde


How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

A: You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

How do I book a bus from Bogota to San Gil?

A: 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.

Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

A: There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Colombia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

A: Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Colombia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

A: There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Bogotá to San Gil?

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

What is the distance between Bogotá and San Gil?

A: The distance between the cities is 327 km approximately.

How long does it take to go from Bogotá to San Gil?

A: The trip takes 7 hours.

How many departures are there from Bogotá to San Gil?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Bogotá to San Gil?

A: You can travel through the following companies: Concorde, Expreso Brasilia, and Omega.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Bogotá to San Gil?

A: Currently, Expreso Brasilia has the most daily departures to San Gil.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Bogotá to San Gil?

A: The departure point is the Salitre 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 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.

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 San Gil?

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.