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Bogota to Valledupar bus

Bogota to Valledupar Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
15 hrs 39 mins
COP 95000.00

Bogota to Valledupar Bus Distance

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Bogota to Valledupar Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 08:30 20:30 15 hrs 39 mins VIEW PRICE

Bogota to Valledupar Bus

The travel from Bogota to Valledupar goes across the distance of 539 mi (867 km) and takes about 15 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras sell bus tickets for this route, having a great variety of available schedules and low-cost prices. Your trip will be more comfortable and delightful with the services you can obtain, depending on the bus you choose. Valledupar, also called the "city of the saint kings of Upar Valley" is located close to the river Guatapuri, and the valley of the river Cesar. The city of Valledupar has an average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C), the precipitations level descends during winter and October is the most rainy season. It's recommended to bring light clothing but that protect you from the high humidity of the environment, specially at night.



  • Terminal Salitre


  • Terminal de Valledupar

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Buses from Valledupar to Bogotá

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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 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 you enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!

About Valledupar

This municipality, capital of the Cesar Department, is called the "City of the Sacred Kings of the Valley of Upar", and was founded on January 6 in 1550 by the Spanish captain Hernando de Santana. It is situated in the valley of the river Cesar and the name "Upar" comes from Eupari, a chimila war chief that lived in the territory before the Spaniards arrived. It began as a small populated center in the lands of the eupari Indians and became a pit stop for the Santa Marta route. It's an important place for farming mango trees and also ranching, and also the birthplace of vallenato, a traditional musical genre of Colombia.

The Weather in Valledupar

Valledupar's temperature is really high, with an average between 25° and 34°. It is a tropical climate where some rainy days can appear, especially in the summertime. 

Hotels in Valledupar

● Hotel Caribe Platinium

- Address: Carrera 15 # 18 - 29

- Services: The services offered by the Caribe Platinum Hotel are free Wi-Fi, a bar, some rooms have a terrace or garden view and all rooms have a private bathroom and shower. It has an operational reception 24 hours a day and the Alfonso Lopez airport is 4 km away.


● La Granja

- Address: La Paz - Via Manaure Kilometer 4, Valledupar

- Services: This pleasant establishment has a swimming pool, private parking, TV, and private bathroom in all rooms. It has a shared kitchen and the airport is 14 km away.


● Hotel Arawak Upar

- Address: Carrera 7 N 16B-50

- Services: This hotel is located just 200 meters from Alfonso Gomez square andis 10 minutes away from the airport. Breakfast and free parking are included in the price. It has private bathrooms in the rooms and offers a laundry service.


● Hotel Boutique Casa Rosalia

- Address: Calle 16 # 10 -10

- Services: This luxurious hotel offers breakfast included in the price. Among the services offered are free wifi, cable TV, air conditioning, and a minibar. Hairdryers and bath products are included free of charge. It has a 24-hour reception and a furnished garden and a terrace. The airport is 4 km away and has free parking.


Restaurants in Valledupar

● Compae Chipuco Bar Restaurant

- Address: Carrera 6 # 16-05 Centro

- Services: In this pleasant colonial house-style restaurant you will find typical coastal foods with delicious flavors, especially fish, and it is located very close to the central plaza Alfonso Lopez. It is recommended to try the goat, which is very well seasoned.


● Mr Beef

- Address: Calle 11 8-15 San Carlos, Valledupar

- Services: In this restaurant where the food is very tasty, we must also highlight how careful the decoration is. It is a place that you want to enter. It also has a varied menu of salads, soups, creams, fish, chicken and meat. The staff is very attentive and the dishes are very well presented. The recommended dish is the sirloin, which is delicious.


● Charlie's Gourmet

- Address: Carrera 9 No 10-30

- Services: It is a place that offers very good quality dishes and has the possibility of sitting at outdoor tables. The flavor of the roast is very rich.


● Maria Namen

- Address: Calle 6 # 9 -24

- Services: This restaurant, with typical food from the region, has grills made of very good quality meat, the service is excellent and its decoration is reminiscent of the old one in the area.


Outstanding Tourist Places of Valledupar

● Plaza Alfonso Lopez Valledupar: This colonial-style square and old mansions is the symbol of the Vallenato festival. It is the main meeting center and where the main fairs and festivities take place. It is one of the first places you will visit when you arrive at the municipality de Valledupar As main characteristics it has a mango tree, where people gather and the sculpture ´Revolución en Marcha´, by Rodrigo Arenas.

● Casa de Beto Murgas - Accordion Museum: This is the house that Beto Murgas turned into the accordion museum since it is the symbol of Vallenato culture. The owners of the house will receive you directly and you will be able to learn a lot about this curious instrument and its meaning in Colombia. In this tour, we will leave with a global vision of said instrument.

● Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción: The church, which has been restored on several occasions due to damage suffered over time, is a center of cultural interest with very beautiful architecture. In the central altarpiece, we find the image of the Virgin Mary. The Church of the Immaculate Congregates many devotees at Easter when the religious fervor increases enormously. It houses the monument to the patron saint of the city, the holy Ecce Homo. 

The most important festivals in Valledupar

● Vallenato Legend Festival (end of April): It is the feast of the culture of popular folklore in Colombia, which is celebrated in honor of Vallenato music in April. Accordion competitions are held in various categories, concerts and parades of the so-called pioneers, who are musicians born in this region, take place. Accordionists from various nearby countries attend the festival. If you like vallenato, you cannot miss this celebration.

● Livestock Fair of Valledupar (variable date): In this fair, the ranchers expose their best specimens. There is also music and crafts can be purchased. It usually occurs in the second half of the year, but the date is not fixed, it changes every year.

● International Film and Television Festival (March): Annual event that brings together all audiences interested in the film industry, filmmakers, actors, and musicians in which the statuette of India Catalina is presented to the best works of Ibero-American cinema.

● Novembrinas Festivities (November): The Heroic City celebrates two reigns both for independence and for the beauty that the city's candidates exhibit. Cartagena was the first Colombian city to rebel against the Spanish yoke, declaring itself free and independent on November 11, 1811.

Gastronomy in Valledupar

● Rice with chipi chipi: Chipi chipi is a small mollusk that is boiled together with rice with seafood soup, small paprika, grated onion, and a little oil. When the rice starts to graze it is ready to be served.

● Sancocho de bocachico: This delicious dish consists of a fresh bocachico marinated with garlic and salt, which is boiled with banana and yucca and is accompanied by white rice and panela water. Enjoy the soft flavor of the meat of the fish during the pleasant sunset in Barranquilla, you will see how it restores you to continue your journey through this beautiful city.

● Sancocho vallenato: It is a soup consisting of beef ribs (or chicken) cassava, yams, green plantains, arracacha, ears, coriander, chives, celery, and cumin. It is served on special tableware from the area, called totumo.

Things to buy in Valledupar

● Vueltiao hat: The best souvenir from the vallenato world capital is this hat. It is typical, characteristic and very useful.

● Music: In Valledupar you will meet new vallenato talents with a lot to offer. Support them by buying their music, it will be a great opportunity to meet new melodies.

● Hammock: A good hammock is an unexpected gift or the best of memories of a trip.

How to travel in Valledupar?

● Public bus: Valledupar has different buses throughout the city that allow you to reach the main places.

● Taxi: The availability of taxis is very good, allowing you to find them in different parts of Valledupar.


Terminals in Valledupar

Valledupar ́s Terminal provides a comfortable, safe, and pleasant service for passengers who travel to and from the capital of Cesar since 1985. Currently, it is in the fight against the evasion of payment of the rate of use. 

Info of Valledupar

Valledupar is the capital of the department of Cesar and one of the main cities on the Atlantic coast of Colombia. This place, which was the home of the Eupari Indians, was initially established as a crossing point for the extensive route between the interior of the country and the coast, mainly for the route between Bogota and Santa Marta. Valledupar is the cradle of the vallenato, the most representative rhythm of Colombia. Every year, in April, the Vallenato Festival is held in Valledupar, a great celebration that knew all lovers of this genre, both Colombian and from other countries.

To Conclude

If you love vallenato, Valledupar is the place you must visit. And if you don't like it ... it will totally catch you! 

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Measures against COVID-19 on the Bogota to Valledupar route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Valledupar, 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


How many departures are there from Bogota to Valledupar?

A: Every month around 390 trips are made for route between Bogota and Valledupar

Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Bogota to Valledupar?

A: Search for any offer and special discounts to find cheap and economical prices for your trips in

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

A: 15 hours is usually the time it takes to travel this route.

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

A: Check your trips to Valledupar both in the Salitre's Terminal and in the North Terminal.

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

A: The transport company Copetran sells the bus tickets for this route, with a wide variety of available schedules and cheap prices.

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.