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Medellin (Ant) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Service

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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
3 hrs 43 mins
Medellin (Ant)
Pereira (Ris)
COP 60000

Medellin (Ant) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Flota Occidental 07:00 21:00 10 hrs 0 mins
ARAUCA 05:30 23:00 6 hrs 55 mins
Expreso Palmira 06:45 21:00 6 hrs 58 mins

Medellin to Pereira Bus

Medellin is away from Pereira 134 mi (215 km), which take about 5 hours of travel. Arauca, terrestrial transportation company, covers this route providing low-cost bus tickets and diverse schedules, for a higher comfort of the traveller. The name of the city comes from the last name of a landowner who supported the independence of Colombia, Francisco Pereira Martinez, whose wish was to found a city in that territory. Due to its location in several altitude floors Pereira presents from a tropical rainy climate to another colder or a paramo. Close to the Cauca river the average temperature is 82 °F (28 °C), while at the area of Julita the average temperature is 62.6 °F (17 °C), besides the fact that it's a quite rainy city. If you are travelling to Pereira, take different clothes to get to know all that this coloured city offers you.

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    Medellin (Ant)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal del Sur

    Pereira (Ris)

    • Terminal De Medellin
    • Terminal del Sur

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    Buses from Pereira to Medellín

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    (*) About the Price Tables

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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 Pereira

    This city was founded in 1863, Pereira is the capital of Risaralda. It is a mountainous coffee region in Colombia, famous for its Arabica beans. Also, the city abounds in historical sites, monuments, natural parks. Pereira is part of the coffee region called the Coffee Cultural Landscape, which in 2011 was declared a World Heritage Site.


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    Pereira Weather

    Pereira has a diversity of climates and terrain, which gives Pereira one of the richest biodiversity in the country with a rich variety of vegetation and landscape coverage. Its average temperature is 25 ° C. Spring and fall are rainier than summer and winter, so the best time to visit is between December and March, when it rains less.

    Hotels in Pereira

    There are many different types of accommodation on offer, with each providing various facilities and a different experience. Rates vary depending on comfort levels, safety, proximity to attractions, and amount of space. In Pereira, you will have no problem finding an option that fits your budget.

    Restaurantes & Bars in Pereira

    As far as gastronomy is concerned, the population from different regions has allowed a great variety of dishes to be available to the visitor. In the main streets of the city, a great variety of popular foods is offered, such as hot dogs, chuzos, empanadas, stuffed potatoes and chorizos. In addition, a wide variety of fast food and inexpensive dishes

    The most tourist places in Pereira

    ● Plaza de Bolívar: Contains the administrative buildings of the Municipal Palace. Also Cathedral "La Pobreza". In this place you can appreciate the monument called: Naked Bolivar.

    ● Bioparque BonitaFarm: Is a beautiful family farm, run by Juan Carlos, a Colombian biologist. At the farm, you can have an up-close experience with snakes, butterflies, tarantulas, and many more species.

    ● Parque del Café: This is a theme park that has exuberant coffee plantations. In addition, you can enjoy horseback riding, roller coasters, and water rides for all ages. You can spend a whole day here.

    ● Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary: Due to its scenic beauty, it has become an important ecotourism destination in the coffee region. It is a privileged conservation area due to national conservation sites such as the Los Nevados National Natural Park, and regional ones such as the Ucumarí Regional Natural Park and the Campoalegre Soil Conservation District.

    ● Ucumari Regional Natural Park: Is an excellent place to spend a day with family or friends. It is not your typical zoo, but a very well organized Institute that offers excellent information on animals. It has a large number of Colombian animals from various parts of the country (monkeys, bears, snakes, parrots) as well as African animals (lions, elephants, rhinos) in a cool recreated environment. In addition, the park has a food area where you can get delicious sandwiches.

    ● Thermal Santa Rosa de Cabal and San Vicente Thermal Reserve: In these thermal centers, you will enjoy the incredible healing and relaxing properties of the thermal waters in a wonderful place to meditate in contact with nature. In these establishments, they have a restaurant and hotel.

    Important dates in Pereira

    ● Semana Santa, It is a religious tradition that is part of local folklore. During this time the parishioners have as their main meeting point the Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty, they carry out processions and religious activities; which are adorned with religious music that is manifested through concerts and recitals. This Christian commemoration brings together the visit of local, national and other faithful.

    ● End of August / Beginning of September- Fiestas de la Cosecha, It is held to commemorate the founding of Pereira, as well as to celebrate the cultivation and harvest of coffee. Events such as: classic car parades, folkloric parades, the national festival of trovas, the Reign of Beauty, the national orchid exhibition, horseback riding, traditional dances, popular festivals, equine exhibition, among others.

    ● August / September- Festival Internacional de Poesía, This event has the participation of local, national and international guests and is made up of the following activities: readings in public spaces, schools and houses of culture of the department of Risaralda, poetry galas and conferences.

    ● Christmas - During the last month of the year, the city is decorated with lights, creating a jovial scene, animated by Christmas songs that can be enjoyed with the joy of Pereira, where the atmosphere conspires to perform the traditional Christmas gifts, and Typical delicacies such as buñuelos and custard.

    How to move around Pereira?

    ●Public transport: Pereira has extensive bus services along all the main routes and into the suburbs. Rates are from COP $ 1,800.

    ●Megabus: A mass transit system with dedicated lanes for large buses and closed stations. The buses are painted green, very comfortable, cheap, clean and fast. Buses run from 4:30 a.m. at 11:35 p.m. You need to get a Megacard to access, available at the stations at a cost of COP 4,400, which is your credit valid for 3 trips. The fee is COP $ 2,000

    ●Cab: Taxis in Pereira are plentiful and cheap. The meter drop is COP $ 1,100 and the rate is COP $ 1,400 per mile.

    ●Car, rental: There are 3 companies with offices at the airport: Sixt, Localiza and Avis. There is also a municipal office for Localiza on Avenida 30 de Agosto. The approximate price is COL $ 88,000

    How to reach Pereira?

    Pereira by bus: Currently buses run in and out of Pereira's main station, Terminal de Transporte de Pereira. The station is clean and has standard amenities. Multiple bus companies have regular routes to destinations around the country. The arrival time is approximately 5 hours and the distance is 215 km.

    Gastronomy in Pereira

    The most common dishes of typical food in Pereira:

    Bandeja paisa

    Arroz y legumbres




    Things to buy in Pereira

    - Artesanías de Iraca

    - Ruana

    - Mochila wayúu

    - Chiva colombiana

    - Sonajeros

    - Ropa con diseños mola

    - Sombreros

    - Café colombiano

    Pereira Facts

    With a population of more than 500,000, it is an important economic and cultural center and it is the most populated city in the Coffee Axis and the second-most populated city in the Paisa region, after Medellín. Pereira serves as the headquarters for numerous public companies and institutions of the Colombian state. Being in the center of the Golden Triangle (which consists of the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali), Pereira has become especially important in the fields of trade and commerce.

    Bus operators of the route Pereira to Medellin

    ● Empresa Arauca

    ● Flota Occidental

    ● Flota Ospina

    In conclusion:

    Pereira is a destination designed for travellers to come into contact with the coffee culture in estates where they can learn about the cultivation of this grain that has given Colombia a good name in the world. Some farms shows visitors how to prepare the coffee of these lands known worldwide for growing the best smooth Arabica coffee. Those who come to Pereira can visit the Los Nevados National Natural Park and other reserves and the relaxing hot springs of Santa Rosa and San Vicente.

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