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Cali to Pasto bus

Cali to Pasto Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
10 hrs 30 mins
COP 70000.00

Cali to Pasto Bus Distance

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Cali to Pasto Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Transipiales 07:30 22:00 10 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE

Cali to Pasto Bus

The distance from Cali to Pasto is 241 mi (388 km) which take about 8 hours to go through. This route is covered by the terrestrial transportation company Expreso Bolivariano, which provides bus tickets at low-cost rates and with a variety of schedules for the user to make his choice. Pasto is located between a valley and a volcano, what transform the city in one that combines amazing natural landscapes with elements typical of the city. The average temperature of Pasto is 55.4 °F (13.5 °C), and that's why you should pack clothes to keep you warm, because abondant rains are common, due to the cloudiness that the sky presents.



  • Terminal de Cali


  • Terminal de Pasto

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Buses from Pasto to Cali

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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 Pasto

Officially named San Juan de Pasto, it is a city located in the Atris valley near the Andes, at the slopes of the Galeras Volcano. It was founded in 1539 by conquistador Lorenzo de Aldana, in a territory once occupied by the Quillacinga culture.Pasto has an intriguing political history. The city was a royalist fortress during the Independence Campaign, and because its strong opposition it was nicknamed as the “Lioness of the Andes”, and was in turn sacked in 1822 by the independentists. Due to its geographical location and its political stance, the city kept itself isolated from the rest of Colombia for some time. Due to the civil wars at the beginning of the republican era, Pasto was briefly the capital of the country by decision of Leonardo Canal Gonzáles, a conservative general. In 1904, with the creation of the department of Nariño, Pasto was named its capital, and is now an important city focused mainly on commerce and services.

Pasto Weather

Being a city in the Andes, the climate in Pasto oscillates between mild and cold weather, with an average temperature of 13 ºC. It is recommended you bring warm clothes and take mountain sickness pills to better enjoy your stay in Pasto. There is also average rain all year long, although it decreases between June and September.

Hotels in Pasto

In Pasto, you will find lodging that covers every need at low prices. There is a wide variety of hotels and hostels on strategic points around the city, near the tourist places that Pasto has to offer.

● Los Balsos Hotel

- Carrera 21b 2077-2091 Cra 21b # 20-51 Centro, 520003 Pasto, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 198.000

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

● Carnaval Plaza Hotel

- Plaza del Carnaval Calle 19 # 20 - 14, 520001 Pasto, Colombia –

- Prices: From COP$ 125.000

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

● Basan Plaza Hotel

- Calle 21A #4-89 B/el ejido Restaurante La Casita del Cuy, 520006 Pasto, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 80.000

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

● Jardín 38 Hotel

- Carrera 38 1814-18186 18-41 Barrio Palermo, 520002 Pasto, Colombia

- Prices: Desde COP$ 90.000

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

Restaurants & Bars in Pasto

Pasto has many restaurants where you can taste local cuisine, and dishes from other regions in Colombia on comfortable spaces.

● La Catedral Cafe

- Cra 26 #16-37 Calle 20 # 34 -34, Pasto 520001 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 18.000

● La Merced

- Carrera 36 No. 12-14, Pasto 520001 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 33.000

● Casabelina Trattoria

- Calle 20 # 31C 06 Esquina, Pasto 520001 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 14.000

● La Vereda Cocina de Origen

- Carrera 36 19 110 Cr 36 19 110 Palermo, Pasto 520002 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 20.000

The most tourist places in Pasto

● Historic Center: Group of colonial buildings in a perfect state. The main attraction is the Cathedral of San Ezequiel Moreno Díaz, gothic style building constructed on top of the San Francisco de Asís Chapel, which was sacked in 1822.

● Cocha Lake: Also called Lake Guamuez, it consists of a great natural body of water of glacial origin. Nearby you can find restaurants, natural lookout spots and you can take a tour through the lake by boat.

● National Bank’s Gold Museum: This museum offers its visitors an extraordinary collection of the archeological legacy of the south of Colombia, with the history that links past and present.

The most important dates in Pasto

● January 2nd to 7th – Blacks and Whites Carnival: The Carnival originates from the fusion and syncretism of multiple cultural and religious expressions of the Andes, the Amazonia, and the western culture. The carnival has four stages: the Carnavalito, the arrival of the Castañeda Family, the day of the Blacks, and the day of the Whites, which closes with a great parade (being this the most important touristic day of the event).

● January – Guinea Pig and Farmers Carnival: Farmers from different part of the región gather in a festival to delight visitors with the most iconic dish from Pasto, “Cuy”. This festival is celebrated just outside the city, on the route to Anganoy.

● August – Pasto’s theatre international festival: This festival in the city is celebrated for days in which national and international artists are invited to offer a wide variety of shoes for everyone that enjoys art, drama, and oratory.

How to move around Pasto?

If you are in Pasto 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 Pasto?

Pasto by bus: You can reach Pasto from Cali on a 388 km trip, which takes 10 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Pasto

Some of the most tipical dishes in Pasto are:

● Cuy

● Hornado

● Frito

● Trucha frita

Things to buy in Pasto

Some souvenirs you can ge ton your visit to Pasto are:

● Tallado en madera

● Repujado en cuero

● Mutumbajoy Art

Pasto Facts

San Juan de Pasto is the capital of the Nariño department, located on the south-western border. It borders Ecuador on the south, Putumayo on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is also located at 2559 m.a.s.l. With an average temperature of 14°C. Pasto has 400.000 citizens approximately, which stands out on food processing and handcrafting.

Bus operators of the route Cali to Pasto

● Transipiales

In Conclusion:

Pasto is a city with many natural attractions, ideal for tours and outdoor activities. Nevertheless, the main attraction in this city is the richness of religious monuments, which makes Pasto a unique experience.

Looking for cheap tickets from Cali to Pasto?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip, or want to visit your family in Pasto, 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 Bogotá to Fresno?

Do you want to travel to Pasto to Cali 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 Cali to Pasto route

If you want to travel from Cali to Pasto 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.   

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

How do I buy a bus ticket from Cali to Pasto?

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

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 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.

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

Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Cali to Pasto?

A: In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

What is the distance between Cali and Pasto?

A: The distance between the cities is 388 km approximately.

How long does it take to go from Cali to Pasto?

A: The trip takes 10 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Cali to Pasto?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Cali to Pasto?

A: You can travel from Cali to Pasto with these companies: Transipiales.

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

A: Currently, Transipiales is the only bus operator that goes from Cali to Pasto.

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

A: The main departure point is the Cali bus station.

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.

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.

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.

Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Cali to Pasto?

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.