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Medellin to Bucaramanga bus

Medellin to Bucaramanga Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
9 hrs 0 mins
COP 81000

Medellin to Bucaramanga Bus Distance

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Medellin to Bucaramanga Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 21:45 21:45 10 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Medellin to Bucaramanga Bus

Medellin is at a distance of 300 mi (483 km) from Bucaramanga, which take about 8 hours of travel by bus. The terrestrial transportation companies Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano cover this route, proposing bus tickets on several schedules and rates, besides a great assortment of services depending on the bus you choose. Bucaramanga is one of the most prosperous cities of Latin America, due to the great development in various areas, being a sample to the world according to the World Bank. The average temperature in Bucaramanga is 74 °F (23.5 °C). We recommend to take varied clothing but preferably light and to take an umbrella for the sudden rains which could appear.



  • Terminal del Norte


  • Terminal de Bucaramanga

Why book a Medellin a Bucaramanga bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Bucaramanga to Medellín

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Medellín to Bucaramanga 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 Bucaramanga 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 the route to Bucaramanga

redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Bucaramanga. Bucaramanga 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.

About Bucaramanga

Bucaramanga is known as the "Beautiful City" or "City of Parks". This Colombian municipality is the capital of the department of Santander. It is located in the northeast of the country on the Eastern Cordillera, a branch of the Andes mountain range, on the banks of the Oro River.

According to the World Bank, it has been declared the most prosperous city in Latin America and an example to the world. 

Bucaramanga Weather

Its climate is generally tropical, in the parts of lower altitude it is dry, and in the higher altitude, it is temperate. It has an average temperature of 23 ° C and a maximum of 30.9 ° C. Its climate is divided into two dry periods and two rainy ones. The dry periods include the months of December, January, February, March, June, July, and August. The rainy periods are distributed in the months of April, May, September, October, and November. 

Hotels in Bucaramanga

The city of Bucaramanga has accommodation options for families, couples or backpackers. You can choose the one that suits your budget, and thus only dedicate yourself to enjoying this city. 

Restaurantes & Bars in Bucaramanga

When visiting the restaurants in Bucaramanga you will find the delicious food that is not only eaten there but also in Santander. Its most representative dishes are Changu, Pepitoria, Cabrito, Tamal Santandereno, and Carne Oreada. 

The most tourist places in Bucaramanga

● Parque Nacional de Chicamocha: Also known as Panachi, this natural theme park is one of the most important tourist sites in the country. The Park comprises an urban complex made up of different elements and places that represent the Santander culture.

● Parque del Agua: It is a complex located at the headquarters of the Metropolitan Aqueduct of Bucaramanga. You can take a tour of paths adorned with fern gardens along which there are fountains, waterfalls, and wells where fish and turtles live.

● Catedral de La Sagrada Familia: Is a cathedral of Catholic worship located in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga. In her, the chair and the greater altar, of Carrara marble stand out; the stained glass windows and various religious paintings made by Luis Alberto Acuña and Óscar Rodríguez Naranjo.

● Parque de las Hormigas: It is a place of recreation that has themes and some sculptures in the shape of ants. It is a quiet space to spend the afternoon and with some places of interest around.

● Girón (Also called San Juan de Girón): This municipality is known nationally for its old town characterized by its Spanish colonial architecture (cobbled streets, houses with white walls, large dark brown and / or black doors, and roofs with clay tile). Due to its architecture from the colonial era, it was recognized as a National Monument of Colombia in 1959, a fact that was regulated in 1963. It is part of the Network of heritage towns of Colombia. 

Important dates in Bucaramanga

● August 12 to 19 - Festival de Teatro Santander en Escena: Every year recognized groups from cities in Colombia, and other countries such as Cuba, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, France, and Venezuela participated. Theater plays are presented in diverse settings such as squares, parks, theater halls, public spaces, neighborhoods, among others.

● September 5 to 15 - Ferias Bonitas de Bucaramanga: The Bonita Fair is an outstanding festival for its cultural activities designed for all audiences. With totally free activities, the Bonita Fair offers citizens and tourists different options to share with family and friends, including cultural events such as dance, music and storytelling festivals. In addition, the gastronomic meetings allow showing the flavors of the Santanderean capital.

● October 18 to 15 - Abrapalabra: Storytellers, talkers, musicians, poets, minstrels, singer-songwriters, composers, oral narrators, comedians, dancers, and talkers from around the world, come together in the beautiful city of Bucaramanga to exalt the value of the word in different languages.

● October - Semana Nacional del Tiple: It is the main event and with the longest tradition in the city around Colombian Andean folk music. In this group interpreters and virtuosos of the tiple, soloists, duets and trios are grouped nationwide. 

How to move around Bucaramanga?

To move around Bucaramanga you can use these two transport options:

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

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

How to reach Bucaramanga?

Bucaramanga by bus: If the starting point is Medellín, the distance is 391 km, which takes approximately 7 hours and 20 minutes. 

Gastronomy in Bucaramanga

The most representative dishes of Bucaramanga are:

- Changu

- Pepitoria

- Cabrito

- Tamal Santandereano

- Carne Oreada 

Things to buy in Bucaramanga

The most representative souvenirs that you can buy in Bucaramanga are

- Chivas colombianas

- Bolsos

- Bisutería 

Bucaramanga Facts

Bucaramanga is located in northeastern Colombia. Its metropolitan area is made up of the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Piedecuesta, Floridablanca and Girón. The city of Bucaramanga is located in an area of high seismic activity. Their soils, from the agrological point of view, can be divided into two groups: the first, as they do not have any danger of erosion, are conducive to growing a wide variety of products and being used for livestock. The other class of soils has a high erosive potential; For this reason, it has low fertility and a superficial fertility layer, in some situations almost zero. 

Bus operators of the route Medellin to Bucaramanga

● Copetran

● Expreso Brasilia

● Transportes Omega 

In conclusion:

Bucaramanga is a colorful city with a very cozy tropical climate. By visiting it you can enjoy its beautiful fairs and festivals, in which you will learn more about theater, music and its delicious food, to all this, its friendly population is added. 

Measures against COVID-19 on the Medellin to Bucaramanga route

If you want to travel from Medellin to Bucaramanga, 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.

  • Copetran
  • Omega
  • Expreso Brasilia
  • Expreso Bolivariano


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 Bucaramanga?

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 Bucaramanga?

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 Bucaramanga?

A: The distance is 390.6 km.

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

A: The trip lasts 7 hours 25 minutes.

How many departures are there from Medellin to Bucaramanga?

A: There is a variety of departures

Which bus companies offer the route Medellin to Bucaramanga?

A: You can travel through these companies: Copetran, Expreso Brasilia and Transportes Omega.

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

A: The departures depends on the season.

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

A: The departure terminals from Medellín are: Terminal Sur (Carrera 65 No. 8B - 91 Medellín, Antioquia) and Terminal Norte (Carrera 64C No. 78 - 580, Local 265N). From both you can take the following transport companies: Copetran, Expreso Brasilia and Transportes Omega).

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 Bucaramanga to Medellin?

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.