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Medellin to Barranquilla bus

Medellin to Barranquilla Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
14 hrs 30 mins
COP 120000

Medellin to Barranquilla Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Medellin to Barranquilla Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rápido Ochoa 09:15 23:30 11 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Expreso Brasilia 05:00 23:30 14 hrs 3 mins VIEW PRICE

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).



  • Terminal del Norte


  • Terminal de Barranquilla

Why book a Medellin a Barranquilla bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Barranquilla to Medellin

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Medellin to Barranquilla, 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 Barranquilla to Medellin 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 Barranquilla

Barranquilla is the economic center of the Caribbean region of Colombia, a unique city that has a great culture and is visited by many tourists throughout the year. Being the fourth most populous city in the country, it is the protagonist of great festivals and parties throughout the year.

Barranquilla Weather

The climate of the city of Barranquilla has a tropical climate that has two periods or "seasons" during the year, which is: a dry one, from December to April, and a rainy one that runs from April to early December. The average temperature is 27.4 ° C.

Hotels in Barranquilla

In the city of Barranquilla you can always find the accommodation that suits your needs and budget. With a wide variety of accommodations from 5 stars to hostels for backpackers, the city of Barranquilla is undoubtedly a perfect destination to go alone for business or relaxation, as well as as a family to enjoy a beautiful vacation.

Restaurantes & Bars in Barranquilla

The city of Barranquilla has a gastronomic offer that pleases all palates, it has a great variety of restaurants and bars that offer both quality Creole food and international dishes.

The most tourist places in Barranquilla

● María Reina de Barranquilla Metropolitan Cathedral: This beautiful temple is a jewel of Colombian architecture that took more than 27 years to create in the mid-20th century.

● Castillo de San Antonio de Salgar: Just 20 minutes from Barranquilla, this incredible castle on the coast of Salgar was built during the colonial era by the Spanish. With large fountains and rooms inside this great fort is today a cultural center of the town.

● Caribbean Cultural Park: This great park aims to enhance the Caribbean culture through its history, art and heritage. Within its facilities is the "Gabriel García Márquez" Museum of the Caribbean, to honor the Nobel Prize for Literature.

● Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium: It is the local venue for the Colombian team's matches, as well as other local teams in the country such as Atlético Junior and the Barranquilla Futbol Club.

● Bocas de Ceniza: The Tajamar is a great work of Colombian engineering that offers its visitors calm and tranquility, this beautiful walk can be done in a small motor train and in boats.

Important dates in Barranquilla

● Carnival Queen: An event held intermittently where the queen is selected who will be an important character throughout the carnival celebration.

● King Momo: The queen's better half is also selected a year in advance with a celebratory event.

● Pre-carnival: Celebrations and events of a great variety before the arrival of the carnival in the town.

● Carnival Saturday: Different events are held, the most important being the battle of the flowers, where there is a parade of decorated floats and carriages.

● Carnival Sunday: In this event, multiple groups parade to the sound of great clothing and folk music worthy of admiration.

● Carnival Monday: During the night the highly anticipated festival of the orchestras is celebrated, where different groups of all kinds of musical categories compete.

How to move around Barranquilla?

Barranquilla has both public and private transport services:

● Buses: buses for public use are one of the common ways of getting around the city economically.

● Transmetro: it is a system of articulated buses that travel through exclusive lanes quickly and safely.

● Taxis: this private transport system that everyone knows can also be used in the city by taking one on the street or through an application for a higher travel cost.

How to reach Barranquilla?

Barranquilla by bus: The distance by road between both cities is approximately 696 km with an average travel time of 14:21 hours.

Gastronomy in Barranquilla

If you visit Barranquilla, be sure to try its incredible typical dishes:

- Lisa's rice.

- Yucca bun.

- Sancocho de guandú with salted meat.

- The Butifarra.

- Coastal cheese.

Things to buy in Barranquilla

The most purchased souvenirs in Barranquilla are:

- Palm handicrafts.

- Handmade masks.

- Shoes with a cool design.

- Rag doll.

- Sweets.

Barranquilla Facts

Barranquilla was an entry point for thousands of immigrants, as well as beginnings such as aviation, commercial radio, and some sports.

Bus operators of the route Medellin to Barranquilla

● Rápido Ochoa

● Expreso Brasilia

In conclusion:

Barranquilla is a city that is home to a very important cultural part of the Colombian country, with great accommodations for all its visitors to enjoy their stay and a wide gastronomic variety with which they can enjoy delicious dishes, both Creole and international.

Looking for cheap tickets from Medellin to Barranquilla?

Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Barranquilla, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, 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 Medellin to Barranquilla?

Do you want to travel to Barranquilla to Medellin 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 Medellin to Barranquilla route

The season recommended to travel to Barranquilla to get the cheapest tickets is between January and June, not counting Easter or holidays, such as those that occur in December.

  • Rápido Ochoa
  • Expreso Brasilia


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 do I buy a bus ticket from Medellin from Barranquilla?

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

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.

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 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

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

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

What is the distance between Medellin and Barranquilla?

A: The distance between Pereira and Medellin is 215 km

How long does it take to go from Medellin to Barranquilla?

A: The trip lasts approximately 14:22 hours.

How many departures are there from Medellin to Barranquilla?

A: There is a variety of departures

Which bus companies offer the route Medellin to Barranquilla?

A: The companies Rápido Ochoa and Expreso Brasilia cover the Medellín to Barranquilla route.

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Medellin to Barranquilla?

A: The departures depends on the season.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Medellin to Barranquilla?

A: -North Terminal of Medellínq ue está ubicada en -North Terminal of Medellí, located in: La Autonorte #75