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Medellin to Armenia bus

Medellin to Armenia Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
7 hrs 36 mins
COP 80000

Medellin to Armenia Bus Distance

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Medellin to Armenia Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Flota Occidental 00:30 23:30 14 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE

Medellin to Armenia Bus

The route from Medellin to Armenia is at a distance of 160 mi (258 km) and it takes about 5 and a half hours of travel. Arauca and Expreso Bolivariano, terrestrial transportation companies, cover this route, providing to the user several schedules and rates for the buses. Armenia has on the surroundings crops of banana and coffee, which receive a lot of visitors. Besides that, there are many properties where you can learn about the cultivation of those grains, being the main promoters of the city's growth. The weather in Armenia is tropical with temperatures that oscillate from 68 °F (20 °C) to 79 °F (26 °C) and the abundant rains are common, what helps to achieve the high production of the crops.



  • Terminal del Sur


  • Terminal de Armenia

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

Buses from Armenia to Medellín

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Medellín to Armenia 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 Armenia to Medellín with redBus. 

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.

About Armenia

Amenia is the capital of the Department of Quindío, and one of the main cities in the coffee Belt of Colombia. The city was founded on October 14th 1889 by Jesús María Ocampo, who was known as the “Tigrero” (Tiger Killer), as he was a Jaguar hunter. Ocampo bought an extensive terrain where he created a small inn for himself and other pioneers that came from neighboring regions. The city was first known as Villa Holguín in honor of the then president Carlos Holguín Mallarino, but the name was later changed to Armenia in memory to the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923). Many Armenian tourists visit the city for this particular reason.The “City of Miracles” as it is called, benefited itself from highways created early in the XXth century, which allowed the city to easily reach Zarzal and other cities along the Cauca River and allowed it to development as an important trade hub. Armenia was hit badly by a strong earthquake the 25th of January in 1999 but, after 18 years, the city has been rebuilt and is now one of the most visited colombean city by tourists of all parts of the world.

Armenia Weather

The climate in Armenia is warm, with average temperatures above 26°C. However, it is recommended to bring a light coat because temperatures can drop during the night.

Hotels in Armenia

Armenia has perfect lodging options for a family getaway to connect with nature, with hotels in the countryside, where you can breath fresh air.

● Las Palmas Eco Hotel

- Km 4 Vía al aeropuerto Vereda la Cabaña, 630001 Armenia, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 72.560

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, cuádruple, and family rooms. Pool. Wifi. Free parking. Bar. Room service. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Estrella del Monte

- Km 5 Vereda La Cristalina, Circasia Quindio, 631001 Armenia, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 295.000

- Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Pool Fitness center. Bar. Restaurant. Room service. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

● Hotel Toledo Plaza

- Carrera 13 # 21 - 15, 630003 Armenia, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 53.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Pet-friendly. Includes breakfast.

● Casaroma Finca Hotel

- Km 4.5 Via Armenia, Murillo Km 4.5 Vía Armenia, Murillo, 630007 Armenia, Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 170.000

- Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Free parking. Pool. Bar. Restaurant. Room service. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

Restaurants & Bars in Armenia

In Armenia, you will find a wide variety of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy local dishes from the Quindio region.

● Balcón del Quindío

- KM 10 Via Armenia Pereira Autopista Del Café, Armenia 631028 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 17.000

● Rancho Edén

- Km 10 Via Aeropuerto el Eden, Armenia 0576 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 19.000

● Darpapaya

- Avenida Centenario Frente al Centro Comecial Calima, Armenia 0000000 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 19.000

● Restaurante El Solar

- Km 10 Via Aeropuerto el Eden, Armenia 0576 Colombia

- Prices: From COP$ 36.000

The most tourist places in Armenia

● Bolivar Plaza: Plaza that marks the founding place of the city. It was the first plaza built by the pioneers and served as a gathering point, market, and water provisioning area. It has a bronze statue in honor of Simón Bolívar.

● The Train Station: Old train station that was built between 1927 and 1930. This building served as an administrative center for the logistics of the National Railway of Colombia. Its majority has been greatly conserved, including the fine decoration of the original design. It now serves as a cultural center and as a library and hosts some administrative offices.

● Maria Inmaculada Cathedral: Tent shaped temple in the middle of the mountain. Has a modern design that incorporates triangles but keeps the traditional design of a cross-shaped plant.

Important dates in Armenia

● September - Entreviñetas International Festival: Internacional Festival with conferences and workshops for comic book lovers. Some of the best national and international authors gather for this event.

● Cubrayas Festival: Feast in honor of the foundation of Armenia, and the Cuyabras Feast which includes recitals, duets, parades, a beauty pageant, exhibition of crafts among many other cultural activities. There are also music concerts by renowned artists.

● July 5th – Constitution day: This holiday commemorates the 1995 Constitution of Armenia that was drafted after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Once adopted, the constitution became a foundation for a democratically elected, multi-party government.

How to reach Armenia?

Armenia by bus: You can reach Armenia from Medellin on a trip that takes 6 hours approximately.

How to move around Armenia?

If you are in Armenia you can use these options:

● Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is approximately COP $ 1,700.

● Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 4,400.

Gastronomy in Armenia

Algunos de los platos más representativos de la ciudad:

● Bandeja paisa

● Solteritas

● Cheese Arepas

● Obleas with crema de leche

Things to buy in Armenia

Some souvenirs you can get on your visit to Armenia are:

● Handicrafts

● Obleas

● Colombian Coffee

Armenia Facts

The city was founded on October 14, 1889, by Jesús María Ocampo, also known as "Tigrero" (translates to "tiger killer") due to his love of hunting jaguars, known locally as tigers. Ocampo came from Anaime, Tolima, looking for shelter in the mountains of Quindío because he was running away from General Gallo. He paid one hundred pesos in gold coins to Antonio Herrera for the land on which to build a fonda, or trade center, not only for himself but also for other colonists who came from Salento, Antioquia, Manizales, and areas surrounding the Quindío River and La Vieja River. Ocampo then proceeded to sell land for settlement. To encourage settlement, Ocampo returned to Anaime to ask for the help of his friend Juan de la Cruz Cardona and to marry thirteen-year-old Arsenia Cardona.

Bus operators of the route Medellin to Armenia

● Flota Occidental

In Conclusion:

In Armenia, travelers can come into contact with the coffee culture in local estates and learn more about the cultivation of this emblem of Colombia. There is much to do near the capital of the Department of Quindío: you can practice adventure sports, sail down rivers, and visit a botanical garden to see many beautiful butterflies.

Looking for cheap tickets from Medellín to Armenia?

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

Do you want to travel to Armenia from Medellín 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 Medellín to Armenia route

If you want to travel from Bogota to Armenia, 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.

  • Flota Occidental


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 Medellin to Armenia?

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 Medellín to Armenia?

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

What is the distance between Medellín and Armenia?

A: The distance between the cities is 258 km approximately.

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

A: The trip takes 6 hours approximately.

How many departures are there from Medellín to Armenia?

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

Which bus companies offer the route Medellín to Armenia?

A: You can travel through the following companies: Flota Occidental.

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

A: Currently, Flota Occidental is the only bus company that travels from Medellin to Armenia.

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

A: The departure point is the South Medellin 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 Medellin to Armenia?

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.