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Medellin to Barranquilla Bus
The distance between Medellin and Barranquilla is about 438 mi (705 km), travelling on the highway. The intercity buses of the transportation company Rapido Ochoa cover this route, in an average time of 13 hours, depending on the traffic jam and the highway's conditions. The bus tickets can be acquired online, with a variety of schedules and services, making easier your travel experience. The weather in Barranquilla is in general tropical and dry, very warm in summer and rainy most of the year. When there are less rains is in July and August, the begining of the calles "little summer of Saint Joan". We suggest to bring light clothing to stand the warm of Barranquilla and accesories as umbrellas and raincoats in order not to be surprised by rains. The annual average temperature is 81 °F (27 °C), but temperatures can go over 86 °F (30 °C) or descend to 59 °F (15 °C).
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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.
Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.