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Medellin (Ant) to Bucaramanga (San) Bus Service

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8 hrs 57 mins
Medellin (Ant)
Bucaramanga (San)
COP 91000

Medellin (Ant) to Bucaramanga (San) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Bucaramanga (San) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Copetran 03:15 23:45 2 hrs 37 mins
Expreso Brasilia 01:00 23:00 8 hrs 43 mins
Omega 16:40 16:40 8 hrs 0 mins

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.

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    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 (San)

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


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

    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 (Ant) to Bucaramanga (San)?

    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?

    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?

    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?

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    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. 

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