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Medellin (Ant) to Salento (Qui) Bus Service

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8 hrs 30 mins
Medellin (Ant)
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COP 78000

Medellin (Ant) to Salento (Qui) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Salento (Qui) Bus Timings & Fare

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Flota Occidental 07:00 21:00 10 hrs 0 mins

Travel by Bus from Medellin (Ant) to Salento (Qui)

The road journey from Medellin (Ant) to Salento (Qui) is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Medellin (Ant) and Salento (Qui) reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.

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    • Terminal del Sur

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    Why book a Medellin (Ant) a Salento (Qui) bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Salento to Medellín

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Medellín to Salento 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 Salento to Medellín with redBus. 

    About Salento (Qui)

    Salento is the most ancient city of Quindio, which earned it the name of "The Father of Quindio". Located at 1895 m.a.s.l, Salento was founded in 1842 on the Boquia Valley. In there, the penitentiary colony was established, by order of General Pedro Alcantara Herran, president of the Republic at the time. Years later, in 1865, people from Boquia Village decided to move to the space called "Barcinales", which name comes from a native tree that existed at that time. They moved due to the constant overflow of the Quindio River, which caused many floods that damaged homes and crops. From that moment it was decided to change the name to "Villa de Salento".

    About the route to Salento (Qui)

    redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Salento (Qui). Salento (Qui) 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 Salento (Qui)?

    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.

    Salento Weather

    In Salento, summers are short and comfortable; winters are also short and fresh, with high humidity over the course of the year. Temperature varies from 13°C to 23°C, and rarely goes down 12°C or higher than 25°C.

    Hotels in Salento

    ● El Mirador de Cocora Hotel

    - 1st Street #3-01, 110010 Salento, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 176.920

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

    ● Hotel Kawa Mountain Retreat

    - Camino nacional Finca altos de Cocora, 631020 Salento, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 205.200

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Bar. Free parking. Wifi. Restaurant. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    ● Salento Real Eje Cafetero Hotel

    - 3rd Street No 4-31, 631020 Salento, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 179.000

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

    ● Terrazas de Salento

    - 4th Street 1-30, 631020 Salento, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 169.648

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Coffee machine in every room. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurantes & Bars in Salento

    ● Etnia Arte y Sabor

    - Calle detrás de la iglesia Street 4 #6 -45, Salento 631020 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 7.287

    ● Acaime

    - Carrera 5 Calle 11 # 11-11 Vía A Fincas Cafeteras, Salento 631028 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 14.033

    ● Beta Town Bar & Grill

    - Carrera 3 # 6-20 BETA TOWN, Salento 631020 Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 41.112

    ● El Rincón de Lucy

    - Corner of Calle 4 with Carreras 6, Salento Colombia

    - Prices: From COP$ 9.000

    The most tourist places in Salento

    ● Main Park: It is filled with historic buildings with lively colors, where the Town Hall, Municipal offices, the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church are located. Between benches and gardens, the statue of Simon Bolivar sits in the center. 

    ● El Mirador Eco-park: It is a must-see attraction in Salento. From here, you can observe the Cocora Valley that goes from the Central Mountain range and slides parallel to the Quindio river. You can go in your own car.

    ● Cerro Morrogacho: It is the previous landscape to the Nevados. You can only get there by foot from the Cocora Valley. If you are planning to go there you should take precautions. The mountain has unique morphologic features, standing at 3450 meters, in the middle of a majestic view surrounded by the Andean forest, makes this place an excellent attraction to visit. 

    Important dates in Salento

    ● January 5th - Salento Anniversary: One of the most popular festivities in Salento is its anniversary. You can enjoy the gastronomic festival, which shows a variety of products and dishes from the city, like Patacon and Trucha. Moreover, the artisans' exposition takes place on the anniversary.

    ● January - Palma de Cera Festivity: This Festivity takes place every two years during the second week of the Salento anniversary. The main events include sports activities, fishing contests, animal breeding fairs, and others.

    How to move around Salento?

    ● Public bus: The Integrated Public Transport System SITP has several buses that travel throughout the city, covering Salento in its entirety. Transmilenio covers the main roads of Colombia, going at a high speed thanks to having its own trunk. It is necessary to take a SITP bus to get to Transmilenio’s stations. For both services the same card works. The card must be recharged at any Transmilenio station and allows free transfer from one bus to another.

    ● Taxi: The supply of taxis is very wide because of the high demand for their service. The fares are charged according to a taximeter that works while the ride is in progress.

    How to reach Salento?

    Salento by bus: You can travel from Medellin to Salento on a trip that takes 8 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Salento

    Some of Salento typical dishes are:

    ● Trucha arcoiris

    ● Bandeja Paisa

    ● Coffee

    Things to buy in Salento

    Some souvenirs you can get on your visit to Salento are: 

    ● Artesanías en cerámica

    ● Obleas

    ● Café Colombiano

    Salento Facts

    Salento, city of the department of Quindio named "Father of Quindio", "Hydric City of Colombia", or "Home of Colombia's national tree: The Wax Palm Tree", is the cultural and touristic center of the region. It is located on the north-east side of Quindio, next to the Andean mountain range. Salento borders Pereida and Risaralda on the north; Armenia, and Calarca on the south; Ibague, Cajamarca, Santa Isabel, and Tolima on the east; and Filandia, Circasia on the west.

    Bus operators of the route Medellín to Salento

    ● Flota Occidental

    In conclusion:

    Salento is a city where you can enjoy the Colombian coffee axis, joined by many tourist places and delicious dishes from the region.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Medellín to Salento?

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    How to get cheap bus tickets from Medellín to Salento?

    Do you want to travel to Salento from Medellín 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.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Medellin to Salento route

    If you want to travel from Medellin to Salento, 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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