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Cali to Bogota bus


Cali to Bogota Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
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11 hrs 0 mins
Cali
Bogota
18
COP 65000.00

Cali to Bogota Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
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00:30
Last Bus
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22:00

Cali to Bogota Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Palmira 04:00 23:00 11 hrs 31 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Bolivariano 00:30 22:00 8 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE

Cali to Bogota by Bus

The route that leads from Cali to Bogota is a 461 km journey that crosses the departments of Valle del Cauca, Quindio, Tolima and Cundinamarca until finally reaching Bogota. It is a rpue that can be overcome in just over 10 hours but that can be longer according to the traffic that may occur on the road, mainly due to the setbacks that usually occur in the area known as La Linea, as it is a very tight step where several trucks must pass. Once this impasse has been overcome, the trip is very fast and pleasant because the double way road allows you to ride comfortably and at an ideal speed to move forward with no further complications. Flota Magdalena covers this route with two daily tours, one at 9 pm and the other one hour later. Ticket prices are $60,000 pesos on weekdays and $80,000 pesos on weekends.

OTHER BOARDING & DROPPING POINTS IN

Cali

  • CALI
  • Terminal de Cali

Bogota

  • BOGOTA
  • Bogota
  • Terminal Salitre

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Buses from Bogotá to Cali

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


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 number 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 architecture. 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 Jose 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!


The Weather in Bogota

Bogota's climate is one of the most curious and unpredictable in the world. It is classified as a cold city because it is located at 2600 m.a.s.l., but it is common that in the morning the climate of Bogota is 18°C and that it can rise up to 20°C throughout the day. The nights are cold, with temperatures of 8°C and even less. Bogota is a city with a very varied climate that can have different temperatures throughout the day and that often has heavy rains and that in a matter of minutes a radiant sun rises again. This means that people have to be prepared with the appropriate clothes for each of these climate changes.


Hotels in Bogota

● Hotel Tequendama

- Address: Carrera 10 # 26-21

- Services: Tequendama Hotel is one of the most traditional hotels in Colombia, operating continuously since 1953. It is the preferred place of many artists who visit the country for its classic style and for being located in the center of Bogota. It has comfortable rooms and various amenities throughout the hotel facilities such as a sauna, swimming pool, casino, spa, jacuzzi, beauty salon, and gym. Hotel Tequendama offers cribs and babysitters for kids.

 

● ExpoHotel Bogota

- Address: Carrera 37 # 25B-65, Teusaquillo

- Services: This hotel is perfect for those who visit Bogota with the intention of attending a fair or event in Corferias, as it is only 3 blocks away. The 21 rooms have wireless internet, a minibar and a very nice view of the city. In the restaurant, guests can enjoy an American breakfast or end the day with a glass of wine by the fireplace. ExpoHotel also has a laundry service and airport transfers.

 

● Hotel Bogota Central

- Address: Carrera 13 No. 22-24, Alameda Centro

- Services: This hotel is located in a strategic point of Bogota, very close to the Colpatria Tower, the La Santamaria bullfighting arena, Bolivar’s Square, and the National Museum. The 38 rooms have TV cable, a private bathroom, and WiFi. The hotel has a game room and an ironing room, dry cleaning, and laundry.

 

● Hostal Chorro de Quevedo

- Address: Carrera 3 # 12D-60

- Services: This hostel is ideal for backpackers who want to live closely with the indescribable essence that La Candelaria has, in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere with television, internet, and a private bathroom in each room. The hostel is very well located, just a couple of blocks from Luis Angel Arango Library and the Gold Museum.

 

● Hotel Dann Avenida 19

- Address: Av 19 # 5 - 72

- Services: This is the ideal hotel for business travelers, as it is close to the main government entities, shopping centers of great tradition, and the financial center, as well as being close to the airport. The rooms have a private bathroom, work desk, WiFi, safe, alarm clock, and telephone. Some of the rooms are equipped to receive disabled people. The hotel has a business center, convention, and conference rooms with a capacity for 100 people. The restaurant offers a varied menu of Colombian food and international food.


Restaurants in Bogota

● La Jugueteria

- Address: Calle 27 No 4A-03, La Macarena

- Services: The food is very varied, offering meat, chicken, pork, fish and soups, all with a very successful preparation, good-sized portions and prices according to a quality lunch or dinner. However, the great attraction of La Jugueteria is its decoration, logically of toys. With elements from different eras, movies, cartoons, TV shows, and action figures in general. This place manages to evoke memories of a wonderful time in the life of each of its guests.

 

● Crepes & Waffles

- Address: Several locations

- Services: Although this is a very recognized place with several presences in different cities of Colombia and Latin America, it is in Bogota where more Crepes & Waffles restaurants can be found. The preparations are very simple, they can be in crepes, in waffles, in pitas, and in panne cooks, accompanied by some protein, sauce or other product that makes an ideal combination. This is a restaurant perfect for any occasion due to its abundance of places, comfortable prices, quality of food, and speed of the service.

 

● La Puerta Falsa

- Address: Calle 11 # 6-50

- Services: This restaurant has been in the heart of Bogota since the beginning of the 19th century and has always belonged to the same family, which is why its seasoning has been maintained over the years. The menu consists of typical snacks such as chocolate with cheese, almojabana, arepa, and tamale, a simple but fabulous combination that became a mandatory stop for those who visit Bolivar Square. In this place, the liberator Simon Bolivar used to eat with Manuelita Saenz. The infrastructure and decoration of the place have been maintained from that time until today.

● La Floridada Bakery Shop

- Address: Carrera 7 # 21-46

- Services: La Florida has been part of the landscape of Bogota since 1936, being one of the most popular places on the capital's scene. Its wide variety of cakes, pies, cookies, biscuits, desserts and breads in general, accompanied by coffee, tea or chocolate make the perfect dish for those who leave work and want to eat something before returning home. They are also famous for their breakfasts that have different preparations of eggs or changuas, to start a day in the best way.

 


Outstanding Tourist Places of Bogota

● Monserrate: The panoramic view from this hill allows you to see how enormous Bogota is. You can get up there by cable car or funicular in 10-minute journeys. For nature and exercise enthusiasts, a trail is also enabled to climb this mountain on foot, on a journey of about an hour depending on the pace of each person. At the top of this hill is the Church of the “Fallen Lord” of Monserrate, famous for performing miracles. There is also an attractive variety of restaurants and cafeterias to have spectacular snacks while enjoying the view.

● Gold Museum: In the center of Bogota is this emblematic museum that has several of the pre-Columbian elements that abounded in this land before the Spanish conquest. Vessels and other gold elements, accompanied by the respective descriptions, allow seeing the works and the symbols that they existed at that time. However, the main protagonist of this place is gold, which not only gives the name to the museum but also revives through its golden pieces, multiple accessories that represented a great value not only economic but also spiritual.

● Planetarium: This space allows science lovers to have an approach to different advances and astrological investigations that have been made in this place. The Planetarium also has an imposing dome that simulates a night sky to be able to capture on the screen all the behavior of the stars. In this dome, different concerts and attractive audiovisual functions are held. 


The most important festivals in Bogota

● August 6 - This day is Bogota's birthday and is celebrated with different free outdoor concerts to promote art and cultural diversity.

● July 20 - Although this is a national date because the Colombian Independence Day, nowhere do they manage to celebrate it as it is done in Bogota. The military parades in Carrera 68 and the sample of military airplanes are a spectacle that must be lived, and that makes Colombians feel proud of their homeland.
 


Gastronomy in Bogota

● Ajiaco Santafereño: Chicken Soup made with different kinds of potatoes, ears of corn, and some spices. It is also usually accompanied by avocado and milk cream. A hearty delight for the palate.

● Tamal Bogotano: Tamal is an appetizer that is prepared in different Andean countries. In its Bogota version, this is made from a corn dough combined with meat, chicken, pork ribs, onions, garlic, and salt, all wrapped in a typical banana leaf tied to be cooked with steam. It is usually accompanied by a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

● Puchero Santafereño: Tropical type dish, originally from the city. It is prepared with potatoes, meats, ribs, sausages, pastusa, cassava, plantain, and cob, all bathed with hogao and presented with the leaves of a cabbage.


Things to buy in Bogota

● Coffee: Colombian coffee is excellent. In Bogotá, you will have the option of visiting different shops and comparing the flavor of each region to bring the best gift.

● Emeralds: In the center of Bogota there is a great variety of places where you can buy spectacular emeralds, ideal to take back.

● Obleas: A great idea to bring back a good dessert, which can be loaded without damaging it. Take care that they do not break into the suitcase.


How to travel in Bogota?

● Public bus: The Integrated Public Transport System SITP has several buses that travel throughout the city, covering Bogota in its entirety. Transmilenio covers the main roads of Colombia, going at a high speed thanks to having its own trunk. It is necessary to take a SITP bus to get to Transmilenio’s stations. For both services the same card works. The card must be recharged at any Transmilenio station and allows free transfer from one bus to another.

● Taxi: The supply of taxis is very wide because of the high demand for their service. The fares are charged according to a taximeter that works while the ride is in progress.


Terminals in Bogota

In Bogota, there are 3 land terminals given the large number of travelers who enter and leave the city on a daily basis. The north terminal and the south terminal, as the name implies, dispatch routes to these respective areas of the country. On the other hand, Salitre’s Terminal has destinations throughout the national territory, being the most important terminal in Colombia.

● The Salitre Terminal is the main bus station in Bogota and Colombia. It was opened in 1984 and is located in Ciudad Salitre, west of Bogota. Currently, 86 companies operate to different national and international origins and regions. It is located in an important commercial and tourist area of the city.

● Bogota´s North Terminal is relatively new, as it operates since 2017. It arises with the need to organize in a single point hundreds of inter-municipal buses that blocked the Autopista Norte, besides being dangerous for both passengers and pedestrians. It was also created with the intention of preventing people from arriving or departing to the north of the country from having to go to one of the other two terminals. The operators of this terminal currently leave for this area of the country.

● Bogota's South Terminal is a complex of 20,190 m2 that has been in operation since 2008. It is located at the intersection of Bosa Avenue and the NQS highway in the south-west of Bogotá. There are currently 27 bus companies operating and 59 parking spaces. From this place, a large number of buses leave for the south of Colombia. 


Bogota facts

Santa Fe de Bogota is everyone’s city, as it is the capital and most important city of Colombia. It is a metropolis of more than 7 million inhabitants, many of them from different regions and other countries for multiple reasons such as job opportunities, study, and forced displacement. It is the most important business center in Colombia and the headquarters of Nariño Palace, Justice Palace, and Congress. Its historic center remains intact, allowing to remember with great nostalgia the era of colonization and subsequent independence of Colombia. Bogota is the headquarters of many cultural spaces. Visitors from all over the country attend in order to have different exchanges such as the International Book Fair or Rock al Parque, the largest free music festival in Latin America. Its cosmopolitan culture allows several cultures to live together, even though Bogota traditions prevail.


In Conclusion

Art, culture, and diversity are some of the elements that will welcome you in Bogota, everyone's city. This is your house, welcome! 


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How to get cheap tickets from Cali to Bogota?

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Cali to Bogota Route


Cali a Bogotá



Measures against COVID-19 on the Cali to Bogota route

If you want to travel from Cali to Bogota, 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 tourists in Bogota

If you are planning to visit The Monserrate Path, you should follow these instructions:

- Carry your self-care kit with you during the tour. It should have hand sanitizer, alcohol, a towel, and a personal bottle of water.

- Do not eat food during the tour.

- Keep the recommended distance from guides and other tourists (2 meters).

- Respect the indications from the authority in charge and the IDRD staff.

- It is forbidden to transit outside the path.

- In the same way, it is forbidden to manipulate flora and fauna on the tour.

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


TOP BUS OPERATORS
  • Expreso Palmira
  • Expreso Bolivariano
  • Flota Magdalena

FAQs

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 redbus.co

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

A: Flota Magdalena covers this route with two daily tours, one at 9 pm and the other one hour later. Ticket prices are $60,000 pesos on weekdays and $80,000 pesos on weekends.

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 redbus.co. This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

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.

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

A: The routes that travel to Bogota depart from the main terminal of the city of Cali.

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

A: Search for any offer and special discounts to find cheap and economical prices for your trips in www.redbus.co/en/info/OfferTerms



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