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Cartagena to Medellin bus

Cartagena to Medellin Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
13 hrs 32 mins
COP 140000

Cartagena to Medellin Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Cartagena to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rápido Ochoa 06:15 20:30 10 hrs 37 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Brasilia 07:00 21:30 13 hrs 47 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Cartagena to Medellin

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



  • Terminal de Cartagena


  • Terminal De Medellin
  • Terminal del Norte

Why book a Cartagena a Medellin bus with redBus?

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

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Cartagena to Medellin, 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 Medellin to Cartagena with redBus. 

About Cartagena

Situated at an average height of 2 m a.s.l., Cartagena always welcomes you with a new adventure. The "Fortified City" lies 702 mi (1130 km) away from the capital Bogota by bus, and it is considered among the most sought out destinations in all Latin America. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the capital of the Bolivar department and its situated right next to the seashore of the Caribbean sea, which positions the city right next to to beautiful beaches like la Boquilla, Castillo Grande or Bocagrande. On your route through the urban area you will be surrounded by unique streets where you can relive the history of Colombia through its colonial architecture. Its historic center has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.

About Medellin

Medellín is the capital of the department of Antioquia and is recognized as the "City of Eternal Spring", this is due to the pleasant climate all year round. Being surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes, it has many activities for excursion and cross-country tourism. 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.

Medellin Weather

The temperature of the city of Medellín is determined by its thermal floors, it has a temperature that ranges between 12 ° C and 30 ° C, but usually keeps you at an average of 24 ° C.

Hotels in Medellin

When you come to Medellín you will find a wide variety of hotels and lodgings of all stars and prices. You can stay in hotels with a pool that include VIP services or also in cheaper backpacker-type options.

Restaurantes & Bars in Medellin

The food that Medellín offers is very varied, when visiting its restaurants you must to try dishes such as Bandeja Paisa, Calentao, Sancocho, Mondongo, Arepas and much more.

The most tourist places in Medellin

● El Museo El Castillo del barrio El Poblado: When visiting this museum you can ask for a guided tour. Upon entering you will be able to be transported to the past and learn more about history and the decorative arts.

● Pueblito Paisa: This magical place is a replica of a typical 20th century Antioquia town. Here you can enjoy the best sweets in the region. Without a doubt it is a beautiful place to get to know the architecture and culture of Medellín.

● Atanasio Girardot Stadium: It is the third stadium with the highest capacity in Colombia after the Deportivo Cali stadium and the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla. The stadium is the home of the city's two football clubs: Deportivo Independiente and Atlético Nacional.

● Botanical Garden of Medellín: It is a beautiful garden with 13.2 hectares of extension. It is located very close to the Universidad metro station, in the North Zone of the city. It is considered a center of culture and environmental and botanical education.

● Aeroparque Juan Pablo II: It is the largest water park in the city. Its facilities include swimming pools, wave slides, a coliseum and spaces for practicing sports on wheels.

Important dates in Medellin

● January and February - Feria Taurina de la Macarena: On these dates a fair is held that brings together the best exponents of Bullfighting. Some of the events that take place in this fair are: fertilizer runs, bullfighting with picadors and the traditional night bullfighting festival.

● February 12 - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: On this date the Virgin of Candelaria is worshiped, who has been recognized as the Patron Saint of the city.

● August 1 to 10 - Flower Festival: On these days you can enjoy events and shows full of food, music and color.

● October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia sings to Colombia: This festival has been recognized as the cultural heritage of the nation.

How to move around Medellin?

You can transport by the following means:

• 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 Cartagena, the distance is 629 km. Because it is a long distance, the approximate time to arrive is 11 hours and 52 minutes.

Gastronomy in Medellin

The most representative dishes of Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Calentao

- Sancocho

- Mondongo

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Arepas

- Café

Things to buy in Medellin

The souvenirs and gifts that you can buy in Medellín are:

- Sombrero vueltiao

- Mochilas wayúu

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Artesanías de Mola

- Café colombiano

Medellin Facts

The city of Medellín is the second most important in Colombia and has a total area of 328 km² of which 110 km² are urban land and 218 km² are rural land. Topographically it is an inclined plane that descends from 1800 to 1500 meters above sea level. The location of Medellín is in the geographic center of the Aburrá Valley, it has an area of 1152 km².

Bus operators of the route Cartagena to Medellin

● Rápido Ochoa

● Expreso Brasilia

In conclusion:

Medellín is synonymous with good vibe and good food. If you are looking for a place to vacation, it is the perfect option. This city has many places to visit, and there are countless restaurants where you can try delicious dishes. When it comes to accommodations, you will find something for everyone, each with excellent service.

Looking for cheap tickets from Cartagena to Medellin?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Medellin, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, 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 Cartagena to Medellin?

Do you want to travel to Medellin from Cartagena 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.

Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Cartagena to Medellin route

The season recommended to travel to Medellín to get the cheapest tickets is between January and June, not counting Easter or holidays, such as those that occur in December.

  • Rápido Ochoa
  • Expreso Brasilia


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 Cartagena from Medellin?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Cartagena 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 Cartagena to Medellin?

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

What is the distance between Cartagena and Medellin?

A: The distance by road from the city of Barranquilla to Medellín is approximately 696 km

How long does it take to go from Cartagena to Medellin?

A: Approximately the trip lasts 11 hours 52 minutes.

How many departures are there from Cartagena to Medellin?

A: There is a variety of departures

Which bus companies offer the route Cartagena to Medellin?

A: You can travel through the following companies: Expreso Brasilia and Rápido Ochoa.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Cartagena to Medellin?

A: The departures depends on the season.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Cartagena to Medellin?

A: The Cartagena Terminal is the bus departure point and is on TV. 54 # 24-236 Local 102c, Cartagena. The companies that leave this terminal are: Expreso Brasilia and Rápido Ochoa.