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Manizales to Medellin bus

Manizales to Medellin Bus Service

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5 hrs 0 mins
COP 63000

Manizales to Medellin Bus Distance

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Manizales to Medellin Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Sideral 05:15 17:45 5 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Flota Ospina 05:00 18:00 11 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Travel by Bus from Manizales to Medellin

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



  • Terminal de Manizales


  • Terminal del Sur

Why book a Manizales a Medellin bus with redBus?

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

Medellín is a captivating city that is called the City of Eternal Spring, it was given this name for its pleasant climate all year along, which is around 24 ° C. It has few variations in temperature between December and January or June and July. Due to its location between mountains, Medellín is a city of gentle and constant winds.

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

Medellín is a captivating city that is called the City of Eternal Spring, it was given this name for its pleasant climate all year along, which is around 24 ° C. It has few variations in temperature between December and January or June and July. Due to its location between mountains, Medellín is a city of gentle and constant winds.

Hotels in Medellin

The city of Medellín has hotels of all stars and prices, so find the best option according to your preferred area. It even has backpacker options in case your budget is lower.

• Medellín Marriott Hotel

- Calle 1a Sur #43a-83, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$413.508

- Services: It has double and single deluxe rooms, with a large bed and doubles with two beds. Swimming pool. Airport transfer. Gym. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar.

• San Fernando Plaza

- Carrera 42 A No. 1 - 15, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$189.304

- Services: It has double rooms with two beds, double rooms with a large double bed, singles, and suites. Swimming pool. Airport transfer. Free parking. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar. Breakfast included.

• Hotel Bolivariana Plaza

- Circular 1 No. 74 - 82, Laureles - Estadio, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$79.317

- Services: It has economic double rooms, a standard double, a standard double with two beds, and a junior suite. Airport transfer. Free parking. Spa and wellness center. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Fitness center. Breakfast included.

• Hotel Suramericana

- Calle 48 # 65-88, Laureles - Estadio, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$67.684

- Services: It has economic double rooms, a standard double, a standard double with two beds, and a classic triple. Airport transfer. Free parking. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Pet friendly. Breakfast included.

• Black Sheep Hostel Medellín (Backpacker)

- Transversal 5A 45133 Patio Bonito, Medellín

- Price: Starts at COP$64.241

- Services: It has private rooms and dorm beds. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Bar / Lounge. Laundry service.

Restaurantes & Bars in Medellin

Colombia’s coffee is world-famous for its flavor and aroma that rises from every brew, but Medellín has much more. Among its emblematic gastronomy, we can find dishes such as Bandeja Paisa, Calentao, Sancocho, Mondongo, Arepas, and much more. You can try its delicious dishes when visiting its restaurants, there are places for all prices, adaptable to your budget.

• Fogón de Piedra

-Calle 16 #28-51 Hotel InterContinental Medellín, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 55.803

• Mondongo's

- Calle 10 #38-38 Cra 70 # C3-43, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 26.322

• Restaurante La Matriarca

- Calle 8 #43B-62 barrio Astorga, El Poblado, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 22.110

• El Trompo

- Carrera 35 7 33 Barrio Provenza, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 18.952

• La Octava Bar

- Calle 8 37a 49, Medellín

- Price: Starts at $ 10.000

The most tourist places in Medellin

● El Museo El Castillo, located in the El Poblado neighborhood. This institution has an important collection of local and European art. This Museum exhibits everything from late 19th and early 20th-century furniture to Baccarat glassware, tableware, and European porcelain. The School of the Arts operates in its facilities, where workshops, seminars, and conferences are held for all audiences.

● Pueblito Paisa: It is a replica of a typical 20th century Antioquia town. This place is one of the favorite places to eat in Medellín, also to buy handicrafts and walk through the chapel, the school, the mayor's office, the priest's house, and the tobacconist.

● Jardín Botánico de Medellín: If you love nature, you do not miss the opportunity to visit the Joaquín Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden. It is located very close to the Universidad metro station, in the North Zone of the city. In this space you can enjoy the Patio de las Azaleas, it is one of the most romantic places in Medellín, surrounded by traditional Antioquia houses and flowers of different colors.

● El Aeroparque Juan Pablo II: It is a water park that is located right next to the Olaya Herrera Airport and can be easily reached from the Metroplus Belén Rosales station. It has a square with a coliseum and an acoustic shell where musical and cultural events are held in the open air.

● Parque Explora is a theme park dedicated to science and technology. This park is located in the North Zone and has an architecture that imposes on the view. It is recommended to visit the Children's Room, the 3D projection room, and the Open Room, located in the middle of native gardens and a cloud forest.

Important dates in Medellin

● January and February- Feria Taurina de la Macarena: The event brings together the most important exponents of bullfighting nationally and internationally and is recognized as one of the most important in Colombia. Among its events, activities such as the five fertilizer runs, a bullfight with picadors, and the traditional night bullfighting festival stand out.

● February 12 - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: La Virgen de La Candelaria is consecrated as Patroness of the city.

● June 16 - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: It is commemorated as a synonym for protection and intersection in dangerous situations. In Frontino is the basilica of Catholic worship Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

● August 1 to 10 - Fiesta de las Flores: The carnival atmosphere that Medellín experiences during these days offer a wide diversity of events and shows, not all related to flowers, but all the merrymaking bears that general name of "Feria de las Flores" since flowers are the main setting of this holiday.

● October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia le canta a Colombia: The festival is considered the cultural heritage of the nation and aims to spread and promote the Andean music of Colombia and its interpreters.

How to move around Medellin?

To move inside the city of Medellín, you can use these options:

● Metro, Tram, and Metrocable: They have several lines 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 Salento, the distance is 198 km, which takes approximately 4 hours.

Gastronomy in Medellin

The most delicious dishes in Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Calentao

- Sancocho

- Mondongo

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Arepas

- Café

Things to buy in Medellin

The most representative souvenirs that you can buy in Medellín are:

- Sombrero vueltiao

- Mochilas wayúu

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Artesanías de Mola

- Café colombiano

Medellin Facts

Medellín is located in the geographic center of the Aburrá Valley, on the central mountain range of the Andes. It is distributed in 16 communes: Popular, Santa Cruz, Manrique, Aranjuez, Castilla, Doce de Octubre, Robledo, Villa Hermosa, Buenos Aires, La Candelaria, Laureles-Estadio, La América, San Javier, El Poblado, Guayabal and Belén and five townships: Palmitas, San Cristóbal, Altavista, San Antonio de Prado and Santa Elena.

Bus operators of the route Manizales to Medellin

● Flota Ospina

● Expreso Sideral

In conclusion:

Medellin is a warm city that has exquisite food, delicious coffee, music, history and much more. The places to visit are countless, without a doubt you will be delighted with them. When visiting Medellín you will find accommodations and restaurants of all prices, so that you will not feel limited and you can only focus on enjoying yourself.

Looking for cheap tickets from Manizales 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 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 Manizales to Medellin?

Do you want to travel to Medellin from Manizales 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 Manizales to Medellin route

The low season to buy tickets to Medellín is between January and June, excluding Easter. It is advisable to plan the trip in advance in order to get better prices.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Manizales to Medellin route

If you want to travel from Manizales 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.

Security measures against Coronavirus for tourist in Medellín

To minimize the risk of contagion on the Jardin Botanico, it is important to follow the next instructions:

- Keep the social distancing of 4 meters with other visitors on the resting zones.

- Always carry your disinfecting devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, alcohol, or others.

- Respect the demarcation for social distancing by workers in charge.

- It is forbidden to enter with food.

- The only exit from the park is on the parking.

- The circulation of cars and motorcycles is only possible from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. There are only a few exceptions that require authorization from the government. In that case, the speed limit is 10 km/h.

For more information about biosecurity protocols, you can visit the tourist place's website.

  • Expreso Sideral
  • Flota Ospina


Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Manizales to Medellin?

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

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 long does it take to go from Manizales to Medellin?

A: Approximately the trip takes 4 hours.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Manizales to Medellin route?

A: The number of departures depends on the season.

Which bus companies offer the route Manizales to Medellin?

A: You can travel through the following companies: Expreso Palmira, Empresa Arauca, Flota Magdalena, Expreso Bolivariano and Expreso Trejos.

How many departures are there from Manizales to Medellin?

A: In Red Bus, There's a variety of departures which depends on the season.