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Cucuta to Medellin bus

Cucuta to Medellin Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
15 hrs 30 mins
COP 85000.00

Cucuta to Medellin Bus Distance

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Cucuta to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 15:00 15:00 15 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Cucuta to Medellin Bus

Cucuta is away from Medellin 442 mi (711 km) and the route by bus takes about 13 hours. The route is covered by Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras, terrestrial transportation companies which provide several choices on schedules and rates, for the user to select his bus ticket. Medellin is also called the "city of the eternal spring" and offers to the visitors a cultural entertainment space and a hectic nightlife to get the best of the time you stay there. There are infinite places to visit, natural landscapes and panoramic views, features of Medellin, a city that welcomes its visitors with open arms. The climate in Medellin is subtropical and monsoon, with an average temperature of 73 °F (23 °C), so it's highly recommended to bring clothes that you feel at ease to enjoy the warmth of this beautiful city.



  • Terminal de Cucuta


  • Terminal del Norte

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About Cucuta

San José of Cucuta is a colombian municipality, capital of Norte de Santander's department. It's located in the northeast of the country, in the homonymous valley, on the eastern mountain range of the Andes and in front of the border with Venezuela. It's the political, economic, administrative, industrial, cultural and turistic center of the department. The city was named in honor of José de Nazaret and because the name of the cacique who ruled the region before the conquest was Barí Cúcuta.Cucuta is remembered as a military city because in 1821, Simón Bolívar, Francisco de Paula Santander and others heroes of independence, met in the current Villa del Rosario to decree the first constitution that officially declared the independence of Colombia. Santander's park is the central square of Cucuta, where occurred several historic events and public shows. It's located in front of the mayoralty and in front of the San Jose cathedral. In the center of the park there's a bronze bust of the general Santander, created in 1890. Currently, Cucuta is a prosperous city and is very important for the economic sector because limits with Venezuela. Also, stands out for its modern road infrastructure.

About Medellin

Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.

Medellin Weather

Medellin's climate is generally hot, although temperatures are not as high as in other areas of the country. The average temperature is 21.6°C. It rains throughout the year, however, the rainiest months are January and February.

Hotels in Medellín

● Arcadia Hostel Medellin

- Address: Calle 11A N ° 31a - 188, El Poblado

- Price: Between 23000 COP - 94000 COP

- Services: A budget hostel in a good location, although recommended only for backpackers and low-budget travelers who could not be bothered by the simplicity of the service. Inside you will find a shared kitchen, living room, terrace, Wi-Fi, and rooms with private or shared bathrooms. The breakfast offered by the hotel is excellent, it is one of the things that you will surely enjoy during your stay.

● InMedellin Hostel

- Address: Calle 5g N ° 32 - 181 Pacande 301 Building, El Poblado.

- Price: 20000 COP - 98000 COP

- Services: This hostel is a good option if you do not have a big budget for the accommodation (the value for money is very fair). The attention of the staff is friendly and the rooms are comfortable and very clean, all in a central location, just 700 meters from Lleras Park and 4 km from Pueblito Paisa. Inside you find a shared kitchen, a communal lounge, a terrace, and private or shared bathrooms.

● Hotel Botero Medellin

- Address: Carrera 50A N ° 53 - 45, La Candelaria

- Services: Close to Bolivar Park, it has wifi service, sauna, gym, and elegant decoration, adequately furnished. In the morning enjoy an excellent American breakfast consisting of Colombian coffee, fresh juice or chocolates, bread, ham, and eggs.

● 61 Prado Guesthouse

- Address: Calle 61 # 50A - 60, La Candelaria

- Services: It is located in one of the most exclusive places in Medellin, near Plaza Botero and the Museo de Antioquia. The place is decorated in the purest European style. The rooms are not the exception, apart from being properly furnished. Within this quiet hotel, you will have Wi-Fi, cable TV, a restaurant, a la carte breakfast, and private bathrooms.

● Clock House

-Address: Carrera 35 N ° 7-2, El Poblado.

- Services: This exclusive accommodation is located in the heart of the Zona Rosa, with apartments that offer air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, spacious and comfortable beds, and powerful Wi-Fi. Some apartments are so spacious that they have their own living room and kitchen. Undoubtedly, one of the most pleasant experiences in lodging, although expensive, but is justified by the quality of care and the exclusivity of the services offered.

Restaurants in Medellin

● Mondongo’s

- Address: Calle 10 N ° 38 / Carrera 70 N ° C3 - 43

- Services: The typical experience of the gastronomy of Medellin awaits you in Mondongo’s, where each dish is served in abundance and without delay. The attention of its staff is another point to highlight as well as the good seasoning of the meals. The place is simple, but spacious and cozy, although it fills up easily at lunchtime as it is one of the best restaurants in the city. You cannot miss its tripe, considered by many diners as the best in all of Latin America; Bandeja Paisa is another of the dishes that can not be missed on your table.

● Rosemary - Artisan Cuisine

- Address: Calle 10 with Carrera 33.

- Services: A restaurant of pizzas and pasta prepared in an artisan way in an unbeatable environment, where you will be served in the best way. Although you will not only be able to eat the best pizzas in its premises since the menu is very varied and even has vegetarian dishes. We suggest you order the Nutella volcano or the tomato soup, worthy of being repeated a thousand times.

● La Provincia

- Address: Carrera 42 N ° 3

- Services: The exclusivity of this restaurant is due to the high quality, service, and exquisite flavor of its dishes and wines. In La Provincia international dishes are served, highlighting those made with seafood, all perfectly accompanied by the finest wines. If you are looking for the best, albeit at a higher price, find it here.

The most tourist places in Medellin

● Bolivar Park: The park, inaugurated in 1892, has in its center an equestrian statue of the liberator Simon Bolivar since 1923. It is one of the main centers of culture in the city since, in addition to being surrounded by the main buildings historically, in it, artistic activities are carried out outdoors to the delight of the general public.

● Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellin: Its official name is "Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Mary" and it was built during the second half of the 19th century. Its construction took more than 55 years, culminating in 1930. It is currently the largest historic building on Medellín. Inside you can find works of art of different types such as Spanish stained glass or carved marble fountains. It was declared a national monument in 1982 for its historical and cultural relevance for Medellin.

● Plaza Botero: This plaza is the last resting place of the voluptuous sculptures of one of the most renowned Colombian plastic artists, Fernando Botero. The 23 sculptures were placed in 2002, brought from different parts of the world, joining the renewed and happy urban life.

● Medellin Botanical Garden: The city center is not only rich in architecture and culture, but it is also rich in wild nature. Following its motto, "The Garden is yours", this place receives each visitor with different environments, suitable for a quiet walk, observing the varieties of plants and flowers. Inside the Garden, you will find a restaurant and its most outstanding attraction the "Orquideorama", a place where the most beautiful orchids grow permanently.

The most important dates in Medellin

● Flower Fair (between the end of July and the beginning of August): It is one of the most anticipated events in Medellin, held every year with a variable duration between 10 and 12 days since 1957. Visitors will have an experience like few others watching the parade of silleteros and the traditional exhibition of flowers that dye the entire atmosphere of the city in spring.

● Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria (February 2): The day of the festival is celebrated one more year of the patron saint of the city, the Virgin of La Candelaria, with a massive turnout to the temple that bears her name.

How to move around Medellin?

● Public bus: The offer of buses in Medellin is very varied, managing to cover the entire capital of Antioquia. Additionally, Medellin has an excellent metro service that runs through the main routes of the city, as well as a modern metrocable to communicate to the communes.

● Taxi: Medellin has a wide variety of taxis that can be easily found throughout the city. Passengers generally sit in the front seat next to the driver.

How to reach Medellin?

Medellín by bus: You can reach Medellin from Cucuta by land. The travel time is 13 hours approximately.

Gastronomy in Medellin

● Bandeja Paisa: A hearty meal, unsurpassed in quantity, and a variety of flavors. The most representative that can be eaten in the Antioquia region. Its main characteristic is that it is served on large plates, full of very varied foods. In one of these trays, you can find beans, pork rinds, chorizo, rice, fried egg, avocado, banana, and arepas as if to be satisfied for a long period of time.

● Chicken rice: A classic among the classics. It is prepared by frying the garlic and onion and then adding the pre-cooked chicken. Paprika and peas are added to this combination, adding salt, pepper, and spices to taste. At the end of the preparation, the rice is placed, being ready for our total delight.

● Sancocho Paisa: Typical Colombian soup, although it is prepared differently in each region. In the preparation of such a substantial broth, a variety of meats and vegetables are cooked, seasoned with spices of different flavors such as cumin or pepper. High nutritional value and high in calories, ideal if you need to replenish your energy after an extensive tour of Medellin.

Things to buy in Medellin

● Coffee: A good Colombian coffee will always be a good gift. In Medellín, it is recommended to buy the one from southern Antioquia, given the proximity and quality.

● Aguardiente: Each region of Colombia has an Aguardiente, but what you can get in Medellín is something special.

● Fashion: Medellin is the headquarters of Colombia Moda, where you can see a wide variety of designs by young entrepreneurs who will completely fascinate you.

Medellin Facts

Medellin, also known as "The city of eternal spring" is the capital of the department of Antioquia. Located in the center of the Aburra Valley, it is a destination that stands out for being surrounded by mountains. Medellin is a city full of enterprising people, an infinity of cultural places, and totally surprising gastronomy. Although it is a big city, mobility is quite comfortable thanks to the metro and the cable that connect various sectors of Medellin. Celebrations such as the Flower Fair, the Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria, and the Festival of Lights attract a large number of visitors from other regions of Colombia, as well as from other countries.

Bus operators of the route Cucuta to Medellin

● Copetran

● Expreso Bolivariano

● Omega

In Conclusion:

Medellin has no comparison. The hospitality of a paisa and its diversity of attractions are enough reasons to return again and again.

Looking for cheap tickets from Cúcuta to Medellín?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Medellín, 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 Cúcuta to Medellín?

Do you want to travel to Medellín from Cúcuta 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 Cucuta to Medellin route

If you want to travel from Cucuta to Medellin, 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.

  • Copetran
  • Expreso Bolivariano


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

A: 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 Cucuta to Medellin?

A: 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?

A: 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?

A: 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?

A: 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.

Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Cúcuta to Medellín?

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

What is the distance between Cúcuta and Medellín?

A: The distance between the cities is 711 km.

How long does it take to go from Cúcuta to Medellín?

A: The trip takes 13 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Cúcuta to Medellín?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Cúcuta to Medellín?

A: You can travel through the following companies:

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Cúcuta to Medellín?

A: Copetran has the most daily departures from Cucuta to Medellin.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Cúcuta to Medellín?

A: The departure point is the Cucuta 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 Cucuta to Medellin?

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.