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Bucaramanga to San Gil bus

Bucaramanga to San Gil Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
2 hours 37 mins
San Gil
COP 21000.00

Bucaramanga to San Gil Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
98.4 km

Bucaramanga to San Gil Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Cotrasangil 16:10 16:50 2 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Transsander 02:15 19:15 2 hrs 25 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil

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



  • Terminal de Bucaramanga

San Gil

  • Terminal de San Gil

Why book a Bucaramanga a San Gil bus with redBus?

You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Bucaramanga 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 Bucaramanga

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

About Bucaramanga

The route from Bogota to Bucaramanga, on the highway, takes about 8 hours going across the distance of 255 mi (411 km). The transportation company Expreso Bolivariano covers this route and offer the possibility of buying the bus tickets online, providing diverse services that wil make your travel more pleasant and with a variety of schedules and prices. Bucaramanga was recognized as the most prosperous city of Latin America in the study made by the World Bank of "Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth". The average temperature of the city is 73 °F (23 °C) and presents temporary rains due to its tropical weather.

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 from Bucaramanga by land. The trip takes 2 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 Bucaramanga to San Gil

● Cotrasangil

● Transsander

In Conclusion:

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

Looking for cheap tickets from Bucaramanga 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 Bucaramanga to San Gil?

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

If you want to travel from Bucaramanga 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.   

  • Cotrasangil
  • Transsander


Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Bucaramanga 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.

How many departures are there from Bucaramanga to San Gil?

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

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

A: The trip usually takes 2 to 3 hours.

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.

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

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.