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Bogotá to Neiva45.000 COPSEE SEATS
Bogotá to Medellín68.000 COPSEE SEATS

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Why travel by bus and not by other kind of transport?

Traveling by bus is especially convenient for several reasons. First of all, it is much more economical and helps the stability of your pocket, so you will have a larger budget for activities in your destination city. Secondly, traveling by bus allows you to reach places that other means do not reach, so you can explore the most remote places of our country. In addition, traveling by bus is healthier for the environment, for future generations and for the carbon footprint we produce. Finally, it is an adventure for those who love landscapes, and it will allow you to see beautiful views that you will not be able to afford with other means of transportation.

Best destinations to travel by bus

Traveling by bus, you can visit fascinating destinations such as:

  • Bogota
  • Medellin
  • Cali
  • Bucaramanga
  • Santa Marta
  • Cartagena

And many more!

When is the best time to travel by bus?

Choosing the optimal time for your bus trip will depend on several factors and your preferences. If you are looking to take advantage of the whole day at your destination, an early morning departure might be perfect. Avoiding rush hour ensures a smoother ride, while evening departures are ideal for longer trips. The least congested days of the week tend to be weekdays. Check the schedules available on redBus to find the option that best suits your needs.

Travel by Bus in Colombia

The transportation in Colombia has been present since the beginning of the 20th century. The main Bus Operators created their brands around the 50s, however there were already buses and small trucks that drove people from the towns and municipalities to the big cities. This tradition continues to this day for multiple reasons such as the possibility to discover beautiful landscapes, interacting with different cultures and saving costs. Every day, there's a huge number of people that travel by bus to the most wonderful destinations in the country thanks to the options and benefits of doing it in this way.

Road trips are a very pleasant activity, if all the risks are taken care of and if it is done in a safe and very comfortable transportation. Many people travel by bus because of the commodities that this transportation has, which allows them to reach different regions of the country. It is a service that has been present in the history of Colombians and that year after year has been greatly renewed to provide its users and people in general who travel by bus, a very rewarding experience.

Travel by bus and join millions of travelers.

The people that travel by bus is a huge number, which exceeds 2 million tickets sold per year. Of course, the dates where more passengers travel are Easter, mid-year, breaks and Christmas holidays, which can extend from November to the beginning of February. It is estimated that an average passenger travels by bus at least in one of these seasons and two or three times more on the rest of the year.

There was a belief that the people who travel by bus belonged mainly to the middle class and that the so-called upper class traveled by car or by plane, but this is not entirely true. The amenities that buses have now and the new roads that have been implemented throughout the national territory, have made this transportation a very attractive and interesting option to take into account, especially for someone traveling by bus to discover new destinations and save costs but also wants to enjoy some of the benefits and amenities that other vehicles do not offer.

What are the benefits for people who travel by bus?

Sometimes traveling by road does not seem so attractive, but there are people who travel by bus with some frequency that see it as a very attractive activity. These are some of the more enjoyable reasons.

  • Enjoying the landscapes that nature offers to those who travel by bus.
  • Interacting with people in the regions where they pass.
  • Buying tickets at cheaper prices than by plane and enjoying discounts for people that travel by bus.
  • Reaching remote places of the country.


Do bus prices rise during high season?

Not all companies raise their prices, in fact some of them maintain the same value throughout the year. However, a large majority do change their rates according to the season of the year and the number of travelers. People who travel by bus with some frequency can easily notice these changes.

Can I travel with my pet on board?

It is one of the most frequently asked questions. It depends on each Bus Operator if pets can travel by bus or not. The few of them that allow it, require that the animals travel in the trunk inside a cage and their presence if forbidden inside the bus. However, it is very likely that during the high seasons pets aren’t allowed, given the large amount of luggage that can be transported that could limit their breathing.

How much luggage can passengers that travel by bus carry?

There are Bus Operators that have specific measurements while others don’t, but usually they all agree on a single piece of luggage per passenger and that it must go inside the trunk. In the upper part a small backpack is allowed as it is an essential element for people that travel by bus.

Can I reschedule a bus ticket?

Each Bus Operator has its own cancellation and modification policies. People that travel by bus can ask for changes, contacting directly the company with which they bought their tickets.

Must the person who buys the tickets be the same one who will travel by bus?

Not necessarily. One person can buy the tickets on behalf of another. The important thing is that the data provided belongs to the person who will travel by bus and not from the person who buys them, in order to avoid complications when claiming tickets.

Is there a charge for buying the tickets on

The costs shown in redBus and the terminals are given by each Bus Operator, so the values will be the same. Thanks to this, people that travel by bus can assure that they are buying their bus tickets at a fair price and without leaving their homes.

What are some advantages of traveling by bus over other means of transportation?

Traveling by bus, unlike other means of transportation, is eco-friendly, more economical and allows you to travel looking at the beauty of the scenery outside. It is preferred by the more adventurous.

How can I find the best prices when planning a bus trip?

On redBus, you can find a variety of companies, depending on the route you choose, and buy the one that best suits your pocket. Don't wait any longer and book your ticket!

Is it advisable to book specific seats when traveling by bus?

It is advisable to do so to ensure a space on the bus, and with redBus you can choose it from the moment you buy your ticket. All you have to do is select the route you want to travel, choose your seats, pay for your ticket and wait for the confirmation in your email.

What is the average duration of a bus trip for different distances?

You will be able to see the exact duration of your trip when you buy your ticket from the web or the app, quickly and easily.

Is it safe to travel by bus?

Traveling by bus can be safe in most cases, especially if appropriate safety measures are followed. Transportation companies typically comply with regulations and safety standards, and drivers are trained to operate vehicles safely.

Is it bad to travel by bus while pregnant?

Traveling by bus during pregnancy can be safe with some precautions. It's important to consult with a doctor before the trip, stay hydrated, and wear a seatbelt at all times. Additionally, it's important to consider the travel policies of each transportation company.