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Bucaramanga to Medellin bus

Bucaramanga to Medellin Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
9 hrs 0 mins
COP 86000.00

Bucaramanga to Medellin Bus Distance

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Bucaramanga to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 22:30 22:30 9 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Bucaramanga to Medellin

The road journey from Bucaramanga to Medellin 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 Bucaramanga and Medellin reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal de Bucaramanga


  • Terminal del Norte

Why book a Bucaramanga a Medellin bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Medellín to Bucaramanga

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bucaramanga to Medellín 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 Medellín to Bucaramanga with redBus. 

About Medellin

Medellin will captivate you from the first moment, due to its warm climate, the city of Medellin is recognized as the "City of Eternal Spring". It is the most populated city in the department and the second most populated in the country after Bogotá. In 1826 it was designated the capital of Antioquia, a title held by Santa Fe de Antioquia since colonial times. During the 19th century, Medellín developed as a dynamic center of commerce, first exporting gold, and later merchandise from the industrialization of the city.

About the route to Medellin

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

Medellin Weather

The temperature of Medellín is determined by the thermal levels that go from the moor (which is equivalent to 3 km² of the territory), passing through the cold (192 km²) until reaching the middle (185 km²), where the urban area, the which has a temperature that oscillates between 12 ° C and 30 ° C.

Hotels in Medellin

When visiting the city of Medellín you will find hotels for all types of budget. Many of them have a pool, so you can enjoy 100% of this warm and tropical climate.

Restaurantes & Bars in Medellin

The gastronomy of Medellín cannot go unnoticed, when visiting the city you will find dishes such as Bandeja Paisa, Calentao, Sancocho, Mondongo, Arepas, and much more. There are restaurants and bars for all prices, adaptable to your budget.

The most tourist places in Medellin

• El Museo El Castillo del barrio El Poblado: This museum displays a large collection of works by Colombian and European artists, as well as furniture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection is distributed in several rooms, among which the Antiquarian stands out.

• Estadio Atanasio Girardot: If you love sport, you must visit its facilities. The stadium is the home of the city's two soccer clubs: Deportivo Independiente and Atlético Nacional. Here you can practice swimming, athletics, speed on two wheels and soccer.

• Botanical Garden of Medellín: This beautiful place is located very close to the Universidad metro station, in the North Zone of the city. The garden has a green wall "El Orquideorama" and "El Patio de las Azaleas", the latter is surrounded by traditional Antioquia houses.

• Metrocable de Medellín: Take a look at the modern transportation system with three lines of aerial cable technology. Thanks to the Metrocable you can see the best aerial views of the city.

• Aeroparque Juan Pablo II: It is the largest water park in the city and is located right next to the Olaya Herrera Airport. It has large green areas for rest, offering places to camp, as well as trails for the practice of sports on wheels

Important dates in Medellin

• January and February - Feria Taurina de la Macarena: This fair brings together the best exponents of the art of bullfighting from all over Colombia and the entire world. In this fair there are events such as the compost bullfights, bullfighting with picadors and the traditional night bullfighting festival.

• February 12 - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: On this festival, the Virgin of Candelaria, Patroness of the city, is worshiped.

• June 16 - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: The Virgen del Carmen is synonymous with the protection of Medellín, tribute is paid to her in the basilica of Catholic worship Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

• August 1 to 10 - Fiesta de las Flores: This colorful festival is not entirely related to flowers. You can enjoy various events and shows full of fun.

• October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia le canta a Colombia: This festival has been recognized as the nation's cultural heritage. Its main purpose is to publicize the Andean music of Colombia.

How to move around Medellín?

To get around the city of Medellín, you can choose one of these three options:


• Metro, Tram and Metrocable: They cover several routes and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,550.

• Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,200.

• Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 5,000.

How to reach Medellin?

Medellín by bus: If the starting point is Bucaramanga, the distance is 390.6 km, which takes an approximate time of 7 hours 25 minutes.

Gastronomy in Medellin

The dishes that you cannot stop trying when visiting Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Calentao

- Sancocho

- Mondongo

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Arepas

- Café

Things to buy in Medellin

The souvenirs that you can buy in Medellín are:

- Sombrero vueltiao

- Mochilas wayúu

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Artesanías de Mola

- Café colombiano

Medellin Facts

The city of Medellín has a total area of 328 km² of which 110 km² are urban land and 218 km² are rural land. The location of Medellín is in the geographic center of the Aburrá Valley, it has an area of 1152 km². The mountain ranges that enclose it, give rise to the formation of various microclimates, waterfalls, forests and sites of diverse landscape and ecological value.

In conclusion:

The city of Medellin is synonymous with joy, delicious food and much more. It is without a doubt the perfect option to give yourself a break. There are countless places to visit, you will be delighted with them. When it comes to restaurants and accommodation, you will find something for everyone, each with excellent service.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Bucaramanga to Medellin route

If you want to travel from Bucaramanga to Medellin, 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.

Security measures against Coronavirus for tourist in Medellín

To minimize the risk of contagion on the Jardin Botanico, it is important to follow the next instructions:

- Keep the social distancing of 4 meters with other visitors on the resting zones.

- Always carry your disinfecting devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, alcohol, or others.

- Respect the demarcation for social distancing by workers in charge.

- It is forbidden to enter with food.

- The only exit from the park is on the parking.

- The circulation of cars and motorcycles is only possible from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. There are only a few exceptions that require authorization from the government. In that case, the speed limit is 10 km/h.

For more information about biosecurity protocols, you can visit the tourist place's website.

  • Expreso Brasilia


What is the distance between Bucaramanga and Medellin?

A: Medellín has a distance to Santa Marta of approximately 837 km.

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 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.

Which bus companies offer the route Bucaramanga to Medellin?

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

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 do I buy a bus ticket from Bucaramanga from Medellin?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Bucaramanga 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.