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Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant) Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
13 hrs 34 mins
Cartagena (Bol)
Medellin (Ant)
COP 136000

Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant) Bus Distance

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Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 04:30 21:00 10 hrs 38 mins
Rápido Ochoa 03:45 17:45 1 hrs 30 mins

Travel by Bus from Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant)

The road journey from Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant) 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 (Bol) and Medellin (Ant) reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.

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    Cartagena (Bol)

    • Terminal de Cartagena

    Medellin (Ant)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal del Norte

    Why book a Cartagena (Bol) a Medellin (Ant) bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant). 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

    Si ya adquiriste tus tiquetes para viajar de Cartagena a Medellín y buscas opciones para tu viaje de regreso, puedes comprarlo con facilidad a través de nuestra plataforma. Contamos con varios operadores de bus que viajan en esta ruta, que salen en distintos horarios para brindarles más opciones a los pasajeros. Entonces, ¿Qué esperas? Compra tus pasajes de bus de Medellín a Cartagena con 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.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Cartagena (Bol) to Medellin (Ant)?

    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.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Colombia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Colombia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

    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.

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