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Medellin (Ant) to Cali (Vac) Bus Service

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8 hrs 55 mins
Medellin (Ant)
Cali (Vac)
COP 61000

Medellin (Ant) to Cali (Vac) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Cali (Vac) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Bolivariano 14:00 21:30 15 hrs 0 mins
ARAUCA 19:00 22:00 8 hrs 0 mins
Expreso Palmira 04:30 19:15 4 hrs 2 mins
Flota Magdalena 18:00 18:00 12 hrs 20 mins

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.

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    Medellin (Ant)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal Medellin sur
    • Terminal del Sur

    Cali (Vac)

    • Terminal Cali
    • Terminal de Cali

    Why book a Medellin (Ant) a Cali (Vac) bus with redBus?

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

    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.


    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 Cali (Vac)?

    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?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

    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.

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