Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience from Bogota to Medellín. The bus was comfortable at least and played movies.
We had a 6:40am bus scheduled to arrive in Medellin at 4:40pm. We left at 7:00, and we were not even in Manizales by 4:40pm. Which Ian nearly 4 hours away from Medellín. Unsure why this was because at that point there hadn’t been no stand still traffic. It was past Manizales that we hit stand still traffic 3 different times. Traffic is understandable, there is not controlling that, but the fact that we were so far behind prior was frustrating. We at least had enough water. There were no updates or explanations. We arrived in Medellín at 10:40pm.
Bus driver careful in his driving.
Bus : toilet facilities totally unacceptable, lacking soap, hand paper towels, toilet tissue. No flushing availability to toilet bowl.
A disgrace and/and a public health hazard!
Driver advised of same and customer referred to
company HQ to lodge complaint!!
Great seats. Lots of legroom. We left late and reached late. There’s roadwork on in some parts so we lost time there too
I took the bus to experience the Andes, and be up close to the mighty Magdalena. Both objectives fulfilled
The driver was quite “wild”
Very uncomfortable bus. No blankets provided. Sat next to the toilet as we booked last minute, very smelly. Also the Rapido Ochoa sign on bus meant some passengers (like us) couldn’t see out the window. Seatbelt did not work properly. 2 hours late.
Had a very cold night! The AC was blasting. Everybody was covering themselves with jackets.
No English subtitles on the movies and the light wasn’t working so couldn’t read :((
NO food as opposed to Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador so need to bring your own.
On the other hand the seats were comfortable, the TV was working and the bus was clean.
The bus pretty was on time and most seats looked comfortable, however ours couldn’t lean back as far as the others. We almost sat up straight for 10 hours. But worst was the second driver. He was clearly in a hurry and was speeding for 4 hours straight, through the mountains, hitting 92km p/h where only 60 was allowed. It was terrifying and we were happy when we safely arrived
Good seat i had enough space between me and the seat in front of me but I would prefer have space to stretch my legs than the things to put them who takes lot of space. The screen wasn't really working or had no movies inside. I wish I could plug a smartphone to charge it. And then the road was rough but the good seat made the whole travel better.
I didn’t get the seat I booked online. Also I didn’t get the headphones which everyone had. Otherwise seats were comfortable and range of entertainment was wide. Also the bus arrived later than it should have.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Bogotá - Medellín
How much does a bus ticket from Bogotá to Medellín cost?
The average bus ticket price from Bogotá to Medellín is £21. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Bogotá to Medellín is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Bogotá to Medellín?
The average travel time between Bogotá and Medellín is around 9h, although the fastest bus will take about 8h 40m. This is the time it takes to travel the 153 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Bogotá and Medellín?
The number of buses from Bogotá to Medellín can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 17 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Bogotá to Medellín by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Bogotá to Medellín?
When taking the bus from Bogotá to Medellín, you can travel comfortably and safely with Arauca, Expreso Brasilia, Bolivariano.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Bogotá to Medellín?
Buses travelling between Bogotá and Medellín leave from Bogotá or Bogotá (Terminal Salitre) and arrive at Terminal Norte, Terminal del Norte.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Bogotá to Medellín costs around £17 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Bogotá to Medellín vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £23 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £15.
Usually Flota Magdalena, Empresa Arauca will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Bogotá to Medellín, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
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Bus Travel Tips
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Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Bogotá to Medellín, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Bogotá to Medellín will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
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