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Medellin (Ant) to Ibague (Tol) Bus Service

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8 hrs 21 mins
Medellin (Ant)
Ibague (Tol)
COP 97000

Medellin (Ant) to Ibague (Tol) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Ibague (Tol) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Coomotor 18:00 18:00 13 hrs 0 mins
Rapido Tolima 08:00 23:15 10 hrs 30 mins

Medellin to Ibague Bus

The journey from Medellin to Ibague goes across 256.6 mi (413 km), which are completed in about 7 hours. The terrestrial transportation company Coomotor provides bus tickets at low-cost rates to the travellers, with various schedules to choose and buses with different services to make more comfortable the travel. Ibague is called the Music Capital of Colombia since two centuries ago, reason why there is located the Coservatory of Tolima and festivals of music are celebrated. The tropical climate makes that there are moderate rains throughout the year, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F (21 °C), so pack varied clothes, light and warm, and also a raincoat to protect you from the rain.

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    Medellin (Ant)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal del Norte

    Ibague (Tol)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal del Norte

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    Buses from Ibagué to Medellín

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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 Ibague

    Ibagué is the capital of the Tolima Department. Located at 1285 m.s.n.m., it is situated on the Central Andes mountain range and in between the Combeima Cnayon and the Magdalena Valley. It was founded the 14th of October of 1550 by the spanish captain Andrés López de Galarza after a brutal skirmish with the Pijaos that inhabited the region. During its first years, Ibagué served as a fort to ward off the constant attacks by natives. Once the colonial regime was settled, Ibagué lost importance in the region, as Mariquita becomes a important center for mining. The city experiences an important increase in its population due to refugees fleeing in because of the Violence Civil war that ravaged the country halfway through the XXth century. Present day Ibagué is known as the Music Capital of Colombia due to its important events linked to this art and also due to the various monuments related to music.


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    Ibague Weather

    The climate in Ibague is warm, humid, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°C to 28°C and is rarely below 16°C or above 31°C.

    Hotels in Ibague

    Ibague has a wide variety of lodging for every need. Many of these hotels have family rooms, so Ibague is the perfect destination to relax with your family. Here, even the pet is welcome!

    ● Sonesta Hotel Ibague

    - Carrera #9 57-57, Centro Comercial Acqua, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 190 000

    - Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms. Air conditioning. Wifi. Spa. Restaurant. Bar. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Estelar Altamira

    - Carrera #1 45-50, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 240 900

    - Services: It has individual, double, superior double, and family rooms. Air conditioning. Bar. Gym. Spa. Restaurant. Pet-friendly. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Escorial Ibague

    - Calle 14 número 3-19, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 77 000

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Pet-friendly. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Center

    - Carrera 4 #12-52, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 60 900

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Minibar. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants in Ibague

    The city of Ibague has a very large number of restaurants and places of food, so its tourist range has the possibility to include a great gastronomic versatility that can satisfy all the tastes without importing the economic situation you have. Without a doubt, in this city, you will find any food you want.

    ● El Carnaval del Pollo

    - Mirolindo Avenue N. 70-44, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 6 000

    ● La Comarca

    - Avenue 48 South N 114, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 8 000

    ● Augurio

    - Carrera 5 No. 41-16 Edificio F-25, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 12 000

    ● Puerto Madero

    - Km. 5 Bogota Road, Ibague

    - Prices: From $ 32 000

    The most touristic places in Ibague

    ● Bolivar Plaza: Park with green areas, old trees, and playgrounds for children. It is located downtown and is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the Archbishop's Palace.

    ● Ibague's Primada Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral: Located in the Plaza de Bolívar, it was initially the chapel where the first mass of the city was held by the Spaniards. It was destroyed by lightning and earthquakes, but was rebuilt and now hosts the Inmaculada de Murillo sculpture.

    ● Ibague's panopticon: One of the four panopticons in Latin America, it's a special jail designed to grant the wardens complete visibility of the prison. For a long time, it was a symbol of oppression but it is now a museum of Human Rights.

    ● La Martinica Park-museum: Just a few minutes from you will find La Martinica Park-museum. This is the perfect place to enjoy nature and practice sports. Plus, you can watch the whole city, all of this in just one place.

    Important dates in Ibague

    June 23th to July 2nd - Colombian Folkloric Festival: It is the most important folkloric event in Colombia, where national and international guests assists, presenting traditional dances and music. Tourists can enjoy concerts, shows, parades, and contests to celebrate Colombian culture.

    March 13th - Duetos Principes de la Cancion Festival: This festival began as a tribute to Colombian music, thanks to the performances and compositions of the duet of Tolima Dario Garzon and Eduardo Collazos, who were a big influence on Tolima's music and culture. For this event, national and international famous personalities are invited, to enjoy the duet and the choir's performances, and other activities.

    How to move around Ibague?

    If you are in Ibague you can use these options:

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

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

    How to reach Ibague?

    Ibague by bus: If the departure point is Medellin, the distance is 413 km, which takes 7 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Ibague

    Some of the typicial dishes you can taste in Ibague are:

    - Cuchuco

    - Envueltos

    - Peto de arroz

    - Sopa de mondongo

    - Viudo de pescado

    Things to buy in Ibague

    Some souvenirs you can get in Ibague are:

    - Vueltiao sombreros

    - Wayúu bags

    - Chinchorro

    - Ruana

    - Mola handcrafts

    - Colombian coffe

    Ibague Facts

    Ibague is a city located on the Andean mountain range, between the Combeima Canyon and the Magdalena Valley, close to the Tolima Snow Mountain. It was established on October 14th, 1550, by the Spanish captain Andres Lopes de Galarza, which makes Ibague one of the most ancient cities in America. It is also the political, industrial, commercial, cultural, and economic center of Tolima, as the capital of the region.

    Bus operators of the Medellin to Ibague route

    ● Coomotor

    ● Rápido Tolima

    In conclusion:

    Ibague is a city filled with fun and adventures. Whether with friends, family or partner, you will find many outdoor activities and tours around the city.

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