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Bogota to Tunja bus

Bogota to Tunja Bus Service

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2 hrs 58 mins
COP 24000

Bogota to Tunja Bus Distance

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Bogota to Tunja Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Paz de Rio 05:20 18:00 3 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Tunja Bus

The travel from Bogota to Tunja by bus is at a distance of 86 mi (139 km) and it takes about 2 hours. Tunja is considered the University City of Colombia due to the educational infrastructure the city has, besides the more than 50 colonial buildings, a heritage that embellishes the city and transforms it into a tourist place to admire. The climate in Tunja is high mountain, reason why it presents a temperature of 53.6 °F (12 °C) with abundant precipitations most of the year, being fewer at the beginning and end of the year. Warm clothes and a lot of water are what we recommend for you to get to know Tunja.



  • Terminal Salitre
  • Terminal Salitre Bogota
  • Terminal Satelite Norte


  • Terminal de Transporte Tunja
  • Terminal de Tunja

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

Buses from Tunja to Bogota

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogota to Tunja 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 Tunja to Bogota 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 Tunja

Tunja is one of the oldest cities in South America, It was first a Muiscas urban center, in 1000 a.c. aproximately. It was then occupied by the spaniards, who founded a city of their own in August 6th, 1539. During the colonial era, Tunja was an important political, cultural and administrative center, as well as a stanging point for expeditions to other regions of Colombia and Venezuela.Tunja Achieved its definitive independence from Spain in 1819, as part of the called "Paso de los Andes" (Crossing of the Andes), which allowed Bolívar to take the royalist defense by surprise. Much of this feats are recorded in local museums and other historical heritage in the city.During the Republic, Tunja became renowned due to its schools and education centers, and also due to harboring some of the best intelectuals of the country. By the end of the XXth century, Tunja begins experiencing an important urban expansion and an increase in private capital, which has made Tunja an important metropolis for the country.

Tunja Weather

Tunja has a fresh weather, with a rainy period between April and June, and October and November. Temperature varies between 5C° and 17°C.

Hotels in Tunja

● Hotel Posada de Santa Elena

- Carrera 11A # 23-55, 150002 Tunja, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 90.000

- Servicios: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Wifi. Free parking.

● Hotel Parque Santander

- Calle 23 No. 11- 57 Parque Santander, Tunja, 150002 Tunja, Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 101.000

- Servicios: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Bar. Wifi. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Posada de San Agustín

- Calle 23 No. 8-63, 150001 Tunja, Colombia

- Price: From $ 90.000

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

Restaurants & Bars in Tunja

● La Fiamma

- Carrera 9 # 22-58 Con Cowfish, Tunja 150001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 9.000

● Macedonia Restaurante

- Calle 23 # 9 - 16 Boyaca, Tunja 150001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 16.000

● Cowfish Burguers & Sushi

- Carrera 9 # 22-58, Tunja 150001 Colombia

- Price: From COP$ 12.000

The most tourist places in Tunja

● Reserva Forestal el Malmo: It is a conservation center for species of the plateau. It has an área of 141.8 hectares, and it is between the cities Ventaquemada and Cucaita.

● Santo Domingo Convent and Temple: It is one of the most important colonial architectonic structures in Latin America. As well as the beautiful chapels, the sheds are also an art and decoration treasure, as one of the most representative of the XVI century. It is located on the 11th run between 19th and 20th Street.

● Las Hinojosa Touristic Ring: This touristic ring is a Project created by Boyacá to promote tourism in Tunja, and its metropolitan área, conformed by neighbouring cities like Soraca, Siachoque, Toca, Tuta, Combita, Oicata, and Chivata.

The most important dates in Tunja

● Holy Week in Tunja: The celebration of the Holy Week in Tunja are special, and are celebrated with activities like Masses, procesions, sinphonic concerts, among others, in which people have the tradition of visit all the Churches in Tunja.

● End of October – Boyaca´s Culture International Week: This celebration hommages Boyaca in one of the most important festivities in Colombia. During this week, concerts and cultural exhibitions in music, theatre, painting, dancing, and literature are held.

How to move around Tunja?

To move around Tunjayou can use any of these options:

- Bus, microbus, and busetas: Public transportation in Tunja circulates through the principal avenues on the city, which makes it easy to reach any destination within Girardot.

- Taxi: It is the most comfortable option. You can use an app or call a cab on the Street.

How to reach Tunja?

Tunja by bus: You can travel from Bogota to Tunja by land. The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Tunja

- Sancocho

- Tamal

- Envuelto

- Fritanga

- Cuchuco de trigo con espinazo

- Runta

Things to buy in Tunja

- Anchetas

- Wood handcrafts

- Basketry

- Boyaca Liquor

Tunja Facts

Tunja is located in the High Chicamocha Valley, on the Cundiboyaca plateau in the Oriental mountain range of Colombia. There are 3 orographic zones in the urban area of Tunja: The lplain, at 2640 m.a.s.l, the tableland, which is the south and center part of the city at 2770 m.a.s.l, and the hills at 2900 m.a.s.l, where you can find the west restidential area.

Bus operators of the route Bogota to Tunja

● Copetran

● Concorde

● El Rápido Duitama

● Expreso Brasilia

● Expreso Paz del Río

In Conclusion:

Tunja is a historic city that promises fun and relaxing experiences.

Looking for cheap tickets from Bogotá to Tunja?

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

Do you want to travel to Bogotá from Tunja 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 Tunja route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Tunja 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.   

  • El Rapido Duitama
  • Expreso Paz de Rio
  • Copetran


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.

How do I buy a bus ticket from Bogota to Tunja?

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.

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.

Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

A: Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Colombia. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

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

Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Bogota to Tunja?

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

What is the distance between Bogota and Tunja?

A: The distance between the cities is 140 km approximately.

How long does it take to go from Bogota to Tunja?

A: The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Bogota to Tunja?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Bogota to Tunja?

A: You can travel from Bogota to Tunja with these companies: Copetran, Concorde, Expreso Brasilia, El Rapido Duitama, and Expreso Paz del Rio.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Bogota to Tunja?

A: Currently, El Rapido Duitama offers the most daily departures from Bogota to Tunja.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Bogota to Tunja?

A: The main departure point is the Salitre Bogota 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 Tunja?

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.