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About Bus Trips to Barranquilla (Atl)

Barranquilla (Atl) is one of the most important cities in Colombia, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.

About land transportation: In Barranquilla (Atl), you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).

Information About Barranquilla

Atlantico18 m.a.s.lTropical, humid, and warm

Barranquilla Facts

AnniversaryBest time to visitMain destinations from Barranquilla
April 7thJanuary, February, and MarchBucaramanga, Barranquilla, Sincelejo, Valledupar

About Barranquilla

Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called \"the Gold Door of Colombia\". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.

Bus Companies in Barranquilla

Expreso Brasilia 

Dirección: Calle 19. No. 6 A - 06

Teléfono: 351 2702

Expreso Brasilia es una de las principales compañías de bus de Colombia, teniendo una amplia cobertura a nivel nacional. Expreso Brasilia fue fundada en Barranquilla en 1961 con múltiples rutas en sus inicios en el departamento del Atlántico y de la Costa Caribe. Desde Barranquilla, podrás viajar a Cartagena, Santa Marta, Maicao, Riohacha, y muchos destinos más con Expreso Brasilia.


Dirección: Terminal de Transporte Barranquilla

Teléfono: 6632053

Copetran es una de las empresas de transportes más grandes del país. Por ello, viajar desde Barranquilla con Copetran es sencillo. Puedes llegar desde Barranquilla a ciudades como Cartagena, Aguachica, Valledupar, entre otros.


Dirección: Carrera 43 B 84 10

Teléfono: 316 7665962

Exalpa es una empresa de transportes que concentra sus servicios en la Costa Caribe. Con esta empresa podrás viajar desde Barranquilla a Cartagena, Riohacha, Maicao cómodamente y sin contratiempos.

Barranquilla weather

Best time to visit Barranquilla

The best time to visit Barranquilla is from December to April, that corresponds to the dry season. And also it's a good moment the "Veranillo de San Juan", last weeks of June, beginning of July.

Climate in Barranquilla

The climate of Barranquilla is tropical of savannah with an average temperature of 81.5 °F (27.5 °C) and you feel a lot of humidity in the air.The rainy season is more pronounced from August to November, while the dry season is from January to April.

The things to do in Barranquilla

The city is seat of the Barranquilla Carnival, declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation, where all the cultural varieties and the Caribbean Colombian Coast folklore ...are expressed. There are several tourist attractions in the city as the Caribbean Cultural Park, which is home of a museum focused in the Colombian Caribbean Region.
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Accomodations in Barranquilla

Hostal Mamy Dorme
Location: Calle 68 with Carrera 61 No 66-131
Rate: around 44 000 COP
It's a colonial mansion with a low-cost rate and services as free wifi and free parking lot; some rooms have private bathroom and others shared bathroom. The kitchen is shared and there is also a garden. Even if they say that the reception desk is open 24 hours, try to be there before 11:00 p.m. You will see bunk beds in your room, but those beds won't be necessarily occupied by someone else, so don't you worry.
The Meeting Point Hostel
Location: Carrera 61, 68-101
Rate: approximately 58 000 COP
The Meeting Point Hostel is placed close to the historic center, offers shared kitchen and terrace, free wifi and also the bathroom is shared. You can also take advantage of bike rent. Don't be surprised if you see a pet, they are accepted.
Hotel San Nicolas Colonial
Location: Calle 33 No. 42-28
Rate: 42 000 COP
The services you can have are screen TV, private bathroom, free wifi, air conditioning and some of the rooms have living-room. It's a good place at an appropriate rate; the wifi may not be stable all the time and you must pay through a transfer before your stay and then the staff of the hotel will contact you to tell you the directions.

Important dates in Barranquilla

The Carnival of Barranquilla4 days before the Ash WednesdayIt's the most important and biggest festival of Colombia, a complete festival of multiculturalism where you can see giant action figures of superheroes, animals, mythological beast, monsters and disguised dancers with animal masks, devil masks and dancers of multicolored dresses. The Carnival of Barranquilla is a celebration of contraries, life is celebrated but the death of Joselito Carnaval revive to celebrate the following year with more joy. A celebration that everybody should live, at least once in a lifetime.
Día de BarranquillaApril the 7thThe Barranquilla day is preceded by the Batalla de las Flores (battle of flowers) where floats of diverse folklore groups are exhibited and the head of the celebration is the Reina de las Flores. The following days there is also party, the Gran Parada de Tradicion, the Festival de Orquestas. After four days of celebration, the end is the Entierro de Joselito Carnaval (burial of Joselito Carnaval), showing in an ironic and funny way the death of Joselito because of his fun-loving and drinking too much, so the following year he can revive with all the energy to celebrate again.
Fiesta del Bollo y del FritoMayA few years ago this festival has been propelled, where various preparations are sold and you can find see sweet bun made of manioc, corn, cheese and coconut among other desserts. It has been a success from the beginning and its popularity has increased with the passage of time, so it's an event gastronomical but also cultural, since it harbors the most diverse and original preparations of this Barranquilla dessert.


What is an M-Ticket?
An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
How do I book my bus ticket at Barranquilla (Atl)?
You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
redBus has invested a lot to ensure that their customers are protected at all times and not just during their journey. redBus hosts a secure platform where transactions can be made safely. With over 180 million satisfied users, history should tell you exactly how secure it is to make a payment through the redBus website or app.
What is the best way to get around Barranquilla?
In Barranquilla, you can easily get around using the public transportation system, which includes buses and taxis. You can also choose to use private transportation services such as Uber or Cabify. Another popular option is to rent bicycles to explore the city, as Barranquilla has a network of bike paths that allow you to enjoy the scenery while you move around.
What are the typical dishes of Barranquilla that I should try?
Barranquilla's cuisine is varied and delicious. Some typical dishes you should try include "arroz de lisa" (rice prepared with fish), "butifarra" (a pork sausage), and "bollo de yuca" (a type of cake made from grated cassava). You can also enjoy fresh seafood dishes such as shrimp ceviche or "cazuela de mariscos" (a medley of seafood cooked in coconut sauce).