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Medellin to Cali bus

Medellin to Cali Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Cheapest Bus
9 hrs 30 mins
COP 65000.00

Medellin to Cali Bus Distance

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Last Bus

Medellin to Cali Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 09:00 22:00 7 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Medellin to Cali Bus

The distance from Medellin to Cali is 268 mi (432 km) and to go through it takes approximately 9 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano cover this route, providing a diversity of schedules and prices in bus tickets, giving more comfort to the users before and during the trip. Cali is a varying city, a pole of economic and industrial development, but also interested on sports developmentand has diverse natural areas. Cali has a tropical climate, with an average temperature of 75 °F (24 °C), so you can benefit of this warm stay, keeping in mind that occasional rains can appear.



  • Terminal del Sur


  • CALI
  • Terminal de Cali

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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 Cali

Cali is a Colombian district located in the southern region of Valle del Cauca. Is a beautiful city with tourist attractions, history, a very active cultural life and musical rhythms that have made it famous all over the world. Cali is known in Colombia as the Capital of Rumba and, in the world, as the Capital of salsa. In its streets, you will always find a dance and party that will catch you instantly.

Cali Weather

The climate of Cali is hot and dry. It fluctuates between 17 ° C and 34 ° C. The dry seasons go from December to February and from June to August and the rainy season from March to May and from September to November.

Hotels in Cali

Cali offers a variety of accommodations, including a pool, game room, and much more. Without a doubt, after spending a day around the city, you will be able to rest in a cozy place with all the comforts.

Restaurantes & Bars in Cali

Colombia is known for its delicious coffee. When visiting the restaurants in Cali, you should not stop trying dishes such as Sancocho de Gallina, Arroz Atollado, Empanadas Vallunas, Marranitas Valluna, among others.

Important dates in Cali

● September 16 to 18 - World Salsa Festival: In this case, we are talking about an event that makes salsa sound throughout the city. During these three days, a championship takes place.

● September 22-27 - Petronio Álvarez Pacific Music Festival: Within this festival, you can enjoy the best Colombian music. You will listen to all kinds of typical instruments of the country and the city of Cali.

● November 7-11 - International Art Festival: The event provides a wide range of artistic expression, including theater, music, visual arts, theater, dance, literature, and activities for children.

● December 25 to 30 - Feria de Cali: These days there are parades of dancers who demonstrate what true salsa is. As well as various food stalls where you can try the best cuisine in Cali.

The most tourist places in Cali

● Cristo Rey of Cali: It is a statue of 20 meters high that is located in Cerro Los Cristales, west of Cali. Admission is free and it also has parking and a restaurant.

● The Cali Zoo is located within the municipal forest on the banks of the Cali River. You will find approximately 2,500 animals of more than 200 species among amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and butterflies, considered the fourth-best in Latin America.

● Cerro de las Tres Cruces: It is 1,480 meters above sea level and is a space that is considered one of the main tourist places in Cali. Las Tres Cruces is close to other hills such as El Volador, La Asomadera and El Picacho, considered the most important in Colombia.

● Río Pance is an ideal ecological destination to be visited in the middle of the year. It is distinguished by its cold and crystalline waters. Here you can have fun in a park called La Vorágine.

● Acuaparque de la Caña: This place can host up to 20,000 visitors and has attractions such as a wave pool, slides, tarzanera, a lake, and much more.

How to move around Cali?

To move around the city you can take these two options:

• MIO: The Western Integrated Massive urban transport system is used with a contact card and the value of the ticket is COP $ 1,800.

• Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum fare is COP $ 4 800.

How to reach Cali?

• Cali by bus: If the starting point is Medellín, the distance is 418 km, which takes approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Gastronomy in Cali

The most representative dishes of Cali are:

- Sancocho de Gallina

- Arroz Atollado

- Empanada Vallunas

- Aborrajados Vallunos

- Marranitas Vallunas

- Pandebonos Vallunos

- Lulada Caleña

Things to buy in Cali

The most representative souvenirs that you can buy in Cali are:

- Cestería

- Café Mimelao

- Mecatos

- Decorative masks

Cali Facts

Cali is in the Cauca river valley, bordered to the north by Yumbo and La Cumbre, to the northeast by Palmira and to the east by Candelaria. The western part of the city is guarded by the famous Farallones de Cali, which are part of the Western Cordillera of the Colombian Andes. Cali has towns such as Cali-Aguacatal, Cauca Norte, El Pondaje, Cauca Sur, Cañaveralejo and Pance-Lili.

Bus operators of the route Medellin to Cali route

● Expreso Palmira

● Empresa Arauca

● Expreso Bolivariano

In conclusion:

In Cali, you can enjoy its food, its people, and the music: la salsa. The city radiates fun and joy in every corner, without a doubt you will be captivated by its culture. Cali has many festivals and tourist spots that will catch you at a first impression. On your tour of the city, you can go to the banks of the Cali River to appreciate the architecture and you can also visit its restaurants to taste its delicious food.

Looking for cheap tickets from Medellin to Cali?

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

Do you want to travel to Cali from 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 Cali

The low season to buy tickets to the city of Cali is between the months of January to June, excluding Easter. You can also take into account dates between the fortnight of August and the fortnight of December.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Medellin to Cali route

If you want to travel from Medellin to Cali, 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.

Security measures against Coronavirus for tourist in Cali:

To minimize the risk of contagion on the Tertulia Modern Art Museum, it is important to follow the next instructions:

- Disinfect your hands with the sanitizer on the stations provided by the museum, located on strategic points.

- Respect the indications of the guides to avoid agglomerations of people.

- Keep the recommended distance from guides and other tourists (2 meters).

- Prioritize the use of stairs to move around the museum. Avoid using the lift, unless it is necessary.

- Photos and videos are not forbidden but avoid sharing cameras and phones.

The exhibitions available on the museum are:

- Máquina Monumental.

- La Casa Ocupada.

- La Escuela del Desencanto.

- El Resplandor del Desastre.

- Manual de Instrucciones.

- Maria Thereza Negreiros y 16 mujeres artistas de su generación.

For more information about biosecurity protocols, you can visit the tourist place's website.

  • Arauca
  • Expreso Bolivariano
  • Flota Magdalena


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 Cali?

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 Cali?

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 Cali?

A: The distance is 418 km.

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

A: Approximately the trip takes 7 hours and 30 minutes.

How many departures are there from Medellin to Cali?

A: There is a variety of departures

Which bus companies offer the route Medellin to Cali?

A: You can travel through these companies: Expreso Palmira, Empresa Arauca and Expreso Bolivariano.

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

A: The departures depends on the season.

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

A: El Terminal Sur of Medellín is the bus departure point and is located Carrera 65 No. 8B - 91, Medellín. The companies that leave this terminal are: Expreso Palmira, Empresa Arauca and Expreso Bolivariano.