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Pereira to Medellin bus

Pereira to Medellin Bus Service

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5 hrs 0 mins
COP 70000.00

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Travel by Bus from Pereira to Medellin

The road journey from Pereira to Medellin 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 Pereira and Medellin reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal de Pereira


  • Terminal del Sur

Why book a Pereira a Medellin bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Medellín to Pereira

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

About Medellin

Medellín is a city in the northwest of Colombia. It is the capital of the department of Antioquia and has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants. After Bogotá, the city is the largest city in the country and is a leader in the areas of finance, banking, services, politics, art, culture, communications, fashion, and entertainment. Due to its privileged location within the Andes Mountains, it has a rich flora and fauna.

About the route to Medellin

redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Medellin. Medellin 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.

Medellin Weather

It is known as the "city of eternal spring", thanks to its warm and temperate climate that ranges between 18ºC and 28ºC throughout the year. The rains are frequent, the month with the most rainfall is October. The coldest month is October and the hottest month in this case is April, while July and September have the lowest average monthly minimum temperatures.

Restaurantes & Bars in Medellin

Medellín has a typical and traditional cuisine of rural origin that was born in the time of the Spanish colony. In addition, it also has an indigenous and African influence. Here you can find dishes such as Bandeja Paisa, Calentao, Sancocho, Mondongo, Arepas, and much more.

The most tourist places in Medellin

• El Museo El Castillo del barrio El Poblado: This museum exhibits porcelain and glass objects, stained glass, Gobelin, antiques, paintings, sculptures, works by Colombian and European artists, as well as furniture from the late 19th and early centuries XX.

• Estadio Atanasio Girardot: If you love sport, you must visit its facilities. The stadium is the home of the city's two soccer clubs: Deportivo Independiente and Atlético Nacional. Here you can practice swimming, athletics, speed on two wheels and soccer.

• Metrocable de Medellín: It is an impressive transportation system that connects the city with the residential areas built on the slopes. It expands to Parque Arvi, a large nature reserve in the hills of Medellín, and a great escape from the city. Visit the park for some peace and quiet and observe a wide variety of wildlife.

• Botanical Garden of Medellín: This place is located very close to the Universidad metro station, in the North Zone of the city. The garden has a green wall "El Orquideorama" and "El Patio de las Azaleas", the latter is surrounded by traditional Antioquia houses.

• Aeroparque Juan Pablo II: It is the largest water park in the city and is located right next to the Olaya Herrera Airport. It has large green areas for relaxation, offering places to camp, as well as trails for practicing sports on wheels.

Hotels in Medellin

The hotel and lodging options in Medellín are varied. They usually include air conditioning and a swimming pool, with a restaurant and bar. However, services will vary according to price and will depend on your travel budget.

Important dates in Medellin

• January and February - Feria Taurina de la Macarena: It brings together the best exponents of the art of bullfighting from all over Colombia and the world. In this fair, there are events such as the compost bullfights, bullfighting with picadors, and the traditional night bullfighting festival.

• February 12 - Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: On this festival, the Virgin of Candelaria, Patroness of the city, is worshiped.

• June 16 - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: The Virgen del Carmen is synonymous with the protection of Medellín, tribute is paid to her in the Catholic basilica Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

• August 1 to 10 - Fiesta de las Flores: In this colorful festival you can enjoy various events and shows full of merriment.

• October 12-14 - Festival Nacional Antioquia le canta a Colombia: This festival has been recognized as the nation's cultural heritage. Its main purpose is to publicize the Andean music of Colombia.

How to reach Medellin?

Medellín by bus: The distance from Pereira to Medellín is 390.6 km, which takes 7 hours 25 minutes approximately

How to move around Medellin?

To get around the city of Medellín, you can choose one of these options:


• Metro, Tram, and Metrocable: They cover several routes and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,550.

• Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is COP $ 2,200.

• Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 5,000.

Gastronomy in Medellin

Some dishes that you can try in Medellín are:

- Bandeja Paisa

- Calentao

- Sancocho

- Mondongo

- Empanadas de Iglesia

- Arepas

- Café

Things to buy in Medellin

The souvenirs that you can buy are::

- Sombrero vueltiao

- Mochilas wayúu

- Chinchorro

- Ruana

- Artesanías de Mola

- Café colombiano

Medellin Facts

Medellín was founded in 1616 by Francisco Herrera y Campuzano and is located in the Aburrá Valley, and in the same metropolitan area, the Aburrá Valley. The Medellín river runs through the city. The mountain ranges that enclose it, give rise to the formation of various microclimates, waterfalls, forests and sites of diverse landscape and ecological value.

Bus operators of the route Pereira to Medellin

The companies that ride to Medellin are: 

● Flota Occidental

● Flota Ospina

● Arauca

● Expreso Trejos

● Expreso Palmira

● Expreso Bolivariano.

In conclusion:

Medellín is a city full of flowers in gardens and parks, even on balconies, terraces, and on the tables of outdoor cafes. It has a perfect climate and has a vibrant nightlife. Neighborhoods with colorfully painted buildings add a cheerful touch to the city.

Pereira to Medellin Route

Pereira to Medellin

Measures against COVID-19 on the Pereira to Medellin route

If you want to travel from Pereira to Medellin, 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.

  • Flota Occidental


How many departures are there from Pereira to Medellin?

A: There is a variety of departures

What documents are required for underage people to travel?

A: For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

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

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

A: The trip lasts approximately 5 hours.

What is the distance between Pereira and Medellin?

A: The distance is 215 km

Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

A: Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.