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Guatape to Medellin bus

Guatape to Medellin Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
2 hrs 0 mins
COP 15000.00

Guatape to Medellin Bus Distance

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Guatape to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Sotrapeñol 04:00 17:30 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Sotrasanvicente 06:30 15:30 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Guatape to Medellin

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



  • Terminal de Guatape


  • Terminal del Norte

Why book a Guatape a Medellin bus with redBus?

You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Guatape to Medellin. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

About medellin

Called the city of eternal spring, Medellín is a city that is located in the northwest of Colombia. It is the capital of the department of Antioquia and has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants. The city is after Bogotá the largest city in the country and due to its location, it has a rich flora and fauna. Medellín is a recognized city in the areas of finance, banking, services, politics, art, culture, communications, fashion and entertainment

About the route to Medellin

redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Medellin. Medellin is a favorite destination spot for travelers and people who want to spend a little vacation time and enjoy special moments and experiences. Travel time usually varies depending on the amount of traffic, weather conditions and road conditions.

Medellin Weather

Its warm and temperate climate ranges between 18ºC and 28ºC throughout the year.

Rains are frequent but October is the month with the most rainfall and the coldest. The hottest month in is April, while July and September have the lowest average monthly minimum temperatures.

Hotels in Medellin

In Medellín there are a variety of hotels and lodgings to choose. You will find accommodation in different areas of the city. They usually include air conditioning and a swimming pool, with a restaurant and bar. However, services will vary according to price and will depend on your travel budget.

Restaurantes & Bars in Medellin

The gastronomy of Medellín has indigenous and African influences, turning traditional food into a unique fusion of flavors that you cannot stop trying.

The dishes that you will find are the Bandeja Paisa, Calentao, Sancocho, Tripe, Arepas and much more.

The most tourist places in Medellin

• El Castillo Museum in the El Poblado neighborhood: It is a medieval Gothic style castle surrounded by gardens, it was built in 1930 and was inspired by the castles of the Loire Valley, in France. It was converted into a museum in 1972. Its collection of plastic and decorative arts includes European and Colombian works.

• Metrocable de Medellín: It is an impressive transportation system that connects the city with the residential areas built on the slopes. It expands to Parque Arvi, a large nature reserve in the hills of Medellín and a great escape from the city. It is perfect for taking the best photos of the city.

• Botanical Garden of Medellín: A very popular place for nature lovers. The garden has a green wall "El Orquideorama" and "El Patio de las Azaleas", the latter is surrounded by traditional Antioquia houses.

• Juan Pablo II Airport: It is the largest water park in the city and is located right next to the Olaya Herrera Airport. Here cultural or musical events are held. It has a large number of swimming pools and green areas, offering places to camp, as well as trails for bike rides.

• Pueblito Paisa: El Pueblito Paisa is a replica of a typical 20th century Antioquia town. It is located at the top of the Nutibara hill, between the Olaya Herrera Airport and the Medellín river. Access is free.

Important dates in Medellin

• January and February - Feria Taurina de la Macarena: In this fair there are events such as fertilizer runs, bullfighting with picadors and the traditional night bullfighting festival.

• February 12 - Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria: The Virgen de la Candelaria, Patroness of the city, is worshiped.

• June 16 - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: The Virgen del Carmen is synonymous with the protection of Medellín, tribute is paid to her in the basilica of Catholic worship Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

• August 1 to 10 - Fiesta de las Flores: In this colorful festival you can enjoy various events and shows full of merriment.

• October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia le canta a Colombia: This festival has been recognized as the nation's cultural heritage. Its main purpose is to make the Andean music of Colombia known.

How to move around Medellin?

To get around the city of Medellín, you can choose one of these options:

 • Metro, Tram and Metrocable: The Mediana Integrated Mass Transportation System improved mobility in the city, covering various routes, the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,550.

• Bus: It is the traditional transport and most of them go through the center. The value of the ticket is COP $ 2,200.

• Taxi: It is a faster way to move around the city. If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 5,000.

How to reach Medellin?

Medellín by bus: The distance from Guatapé to Medellín is 80 km, which takes an approximate time of 2 hours.

Things to buy in Medellin

The souvenirs that you can buy in this city are:

- Sombrero vueltiao

- Ruana 

- Chinchorro

- Wayúu backpacks

- Handicrafts from Mola

- Colombian coffee

Medellin Facts

Medellín was founded in 1616 by Francisco Herrera y Campuzano and is located in the Aburrá Valley. It has been considered the best tourist destination on the continent, chosen by travelers. The mountain ranges that enclose it, give rise to the formation of various microclimates, waterfalls, forests and sites of diverse landscape and ecological value, therefore it has many activities for excursion and cross-country tourism.

Gastronomy in Medellin

Some typical dishes that you can try in Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Sancocho

- Mondongo

- Calentao

- Arepas

- Café

Bus operators of the route Guatape to Medellin

• Sotrapeñol

• Sotrasanvicente

In conclusion:

In Medellín, you can choose between different plans, whether family, adventure, or as a couple; since there are many options for fun and entertainment throughout the city and even in the suburbs, such as excursion activities. Colorfully painted buildings add a cheerful touch to the city.

  • Sotrapeñol
  • Sotrasanvicente


How do I buy a bus ticket from guatape from medellin?

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

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

From which bus terminals can I travel from guatape to medellin?

A: You can travel from the Guatapé terminal located at Cra. 30 # 311

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.

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 long does it take to go from guatape to medellin?

A: Approximately the trip lasts 2 hours.