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Cali (Vac) to Armenia (Qui) Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
3 hours 1 min
Cali (Vac)
Armenia (Qui)
COP 38000

Cali (Vac) to Armenia (Qui) Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
180 km
Bus Companies

Cali (Vac) to Armenia (Qui) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Palmira 04:30 19:15 4 hrs 2 mins
Tax Belalcazar 09:00 19:00 3 hrs 0 mins
Coomotor 14:30 17:00 7 hrs 0 mins

Cali to Armenia Bus

The time of travel from Cali to Armenia is approximately 3 hours and you go across the distance of 112 mi (180 km). Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras are terrestrial transportation companies that provide diverse buses with services which vary depending on the bus choice that the traveller makes. Always keeping in mind the comfort of the traveller, the companies have bus tickets available in various schedules and at low-cost rates. The development of Armenia is supported by business, tourism and agriculture, being its strengh going to market and industrialization of coffee. The temperature in Armenia is 66 °F (19.5 °C) and presents a tropical climate, that's why it's very important to have an umbrella against the abondant and common rains.

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    Cali (Vac)

    • Terminal de Cali

    Armenia (Qui)

    • Terminal de Armenia

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    About Cali

    Santiago de Cali is one of the oldest cities in Colombia. It was founded in 1536 by the conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Before the conquest, Cali was inhabited by indean tribes such as the gorrones, timbas and morrones. During the firest days of the XIX century, cali will join the efforts to achieve independency from spain, and rised on July 3rd of 1810, making an alliance with neighbouring cities as was done by the natives in the Cauva Valley to oppose the spaniards decades earlier.Due to its location, which is ideal for the development of commerce, Cali began to transform into one of the biggest cities of the country at the beginning of the XXth century, in part due to the construction of new means of transportation - such as trainways and highways- which connect the city with the Buenaventura port, favoring the exportation industry. Present day Cali is a prosperous city, which is known as the colombian capital of the rumba and salsa due to the great number renowned schools that teach these dances.

    About Armenia

    Amenia is the capital of the Department of Quindío, and one of the main cities in the coffee Belt of Colombia. The city was founded on October 14th 1889 by Jesús María Ocampo, who was known as the “Tigrero” (Tiger Killer), as he was a Jaguar hunter. Ocampo bought an extensive terrain where he created a small inn for himself and other pioneers that came from neighboring regions. The city was first known as Villa Holguín in honor of the then president Carlos Holguín Mallarino, but the name was later changed to Armenia in memory to the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923). Many Armenian tourists visit the city for this particular reason.The “City of Miracles” as it is called, benefited itself from highways created early in the XXth century, which allowed the city to easily reach Zarzal and other cities along the Cauca River and allowed it to development as an important trade hub. Armenia was hit badly by a strong earthquake the 25th of January in 1999 but, after 18 years, the city has been rebuilt and is now one of the most visited colombean city by tourists of all parts of the world.

    Armenia Weather

    The weather in Armenia is warm, with average temperatures above 26°C. However, it is recommended to bring a light coat because temperatures can drop during the night.

    Hotels in Armenia

    Armenia has perfect lodging options for a family getaway to connect with nature, with hotels in the countryside, where you can breath fresh air.

    ● Las Palmas Eco Hotel

    - Km 4 Vía al aeropuerto Vereda la Cabaña, 630001 Armenia, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 72.560

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

    ● Hotel Estrella del Monte

    - Km 5 Vereda La Cristalina, Circasia Quindio, 631001 Armenia, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 295.000

    - Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Pool Fitness center. Bar. Restaurant. Room service. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Toledo Plaza

    - Carrera 13 # 21 - 15, 630003 Armenia, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 53.000

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

    ● Casaroma Finca Hotel

    - Km 4.5 Via Armenia, Murillo Km 4.5 Vía Armenia, Murillo, 630007 Armenia, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 170.000

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

    Restaurants & Bars in Armenia

    In Armenia, you will find a wide variety of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy local dishes from the Quindio region.

    ● Balcón del Quindío

    - KM 10 Via Armenia Pereira Autopista Del Café, Armenia 631028 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 17.000

    ● Rancho Edén

    - Km 10 Via Aeropuerto el Eden, Armenia 0576 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 19.000

    ● Darpapaya

    - Avenida Centenario Frente al Centro Comecial Calima, Armenia 0000000 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 19.000

    ● Restaurante El Solar

    - Km 10 Via Aeropuerto el Eden, Armenia 0576 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 36.000

    Tourist Places in Armenia

    ● Bolivar Plaza: Plaza that marks the founding place of the city. It was the first plaza built by the pioneers and served as a gathering point, market, and water provisioning area. It has a bronze statue in honor of Simón Bolívar.

    ● The Train Station: Old train station that was built between 1927 and 1930. This building served as an administrative center for the logistics of the National Railway of Colombia. Its majority has been greatly conserved, including the fine decoration of the original design. It now serves as a cultural center and as a library and hosts some administrative offices.

    ● Maria Inmaculada Cathedral: Tent shaped temple in the middle of the mountain. Has a modern design that incorporates triangles but keeps the traditional design of a cross-shaped plant.

    Important Dates in Armenia

    ● September - Entreviñetas International Festival: Internacional Festival with conferences and workshops for comic book lovers. Some of the best national and international authors gather for this event.

    ● Cubrayas Festival: Feast in honor of the foundation of Armenia, and the Cuyabras Feast which includes recitals, duets, parades, a beauty pageant, exhibition of crafts among many other cultural activities. There are also music concerts by renowned artists.

    ● July 5th – Constitution day: This holiday commemorates the 1995 Constitution of Armenia that was drafted after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Once adopted, the constitution became a foundation for a democratically elected, multi-party government.

    How to move around Armenia?

    If you are in Armenia you can use these options:

    ● Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is approximately COP $ 1,700.

    ● Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 4,400.

    How to reach Armenia from Cali?

    Armenia by bus: Thanks to the proximity between Cali and Armenia, traveling by land is very easy. Travel time is approximately 3 hours.

    Gastronomy in Armenia

    ● Bandeja paisa

    ● Solteritas

    ● Cheese Arepas

    ● Obleas with crema de leche

    Things to buy in Armenia

    Some souvenirs you can get on your visit to Armenia are:

    ● Handicrafts

    ● Obleas

    ● Colombian Coffee

    Armenia Facts

    The city was founded on October 14, 1889, by Jesús María Ocampo, also known as "Tigrero" (translates to "tiger killer") due to his love of hunting jaguars, known locally as tigers. Ocampo came from Anaime, Tolima, looking for shelter in the mountains of Quindío because he was running away from General Gallo. He paid one hundred pesos in gold coins to Antonio Herrera for the land on which to build a fonda, or trade center, not only for himself but also for other colonists who came from Salento, Antioquia, Manizales, and areas surrounding the Quindío River and La Vieja River. Ocampo then proceeded to sell land for settlement. To encourage settlement, Ocampo returned to Anaime to ask for the help of his friend Juan de la Cruz Cardona and to marry thirteen-year-old Arsenia Cardona.

    Bus Operators on the Cali to Armenia route

    ● Expreso Palmira

    ● Coomotor

    In Conclusion:

    In Armenia, travelers can come into contact with the coffee culture in local estates and learn more about the cultivation of this emblem of Colombia. There is much to do near the capital of the Department of Quindío: you can practice adventure sports, sail down rivers, and visit a botanical garden to see many beautiful butterflies.


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    How do I book a bus from Cali (Vac) to Armenia (Qui)?

    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.

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