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Top Bus Routes From Medellin

RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Medellin to Santa Fe05:0023:00BOOK NOW
Medellin to Santa Fe De Antioquia05:0023:00BOOK NOW
Medellin to El Penol05:0020:05BOOK NOW
Medellin to Guatape05:0018:10BOOK NOW
Medellin to Apartado05:0023:00BOOK NOW

Top Bus Routes To Medellin

RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Guatape to Medellin04:0020:05BOOK NOW
Pereira to Medellin00:4523:45BOOK NOW
Bogota to Medellin02:0023:15BOOK NOW
Monteria to Medellin05:0022:40BOOK NOW
Armenia to Medellin00:3023:30BOOK NOW

Medellin Bus Tickets

Awarded by Wall Street as one of the world’s most innovative cities, Medellin is no stranger to being a vibrant and beautiful tourism hub. It’s located in the Abura Valley of the Andes Mountains and known to be Colombia's second-largest city. You can get a direct bus to Medellin by booking bus tickets online through redBus. Some buses leave early in the morning while the departure time for the rest varies depending on the bus operator being travelled with.

Important Routes to and From Medellin

There are a lot of ways to get a bus from Medellin to other cities and vice versa when travelling. Here is a list of the most popular routes available:

  • Terminal De El Retiro to Medellin: The bus journey from Terminal De El Retiro to Medellin is approximately an hour long. Sotraretiro is a bus operator providing services along this route.
  • Guatape to Medellin: Regular buses run from the Guatape terminal to Medellin. The journey lasts for about 2 hours and the average ticket price is INR 420.
  • El Penol to Medellin: Taking a bus Medellin from the airport to Rionegro and getting down where the shared jeeps leave for El Penol is the fastest way to get to the city. Tourists have to get down and change buses again along this route and it takes about 3 hours from El Penol to reach.
  • Medellin to Santa Fe: If there’s not a lot of traffic, the average time taken to reach Santa Fe from Medellin is about 1hr 24 mins. The distance between the two cities is 28 miles and the lowest ticket fare is INR 197.
  • El Retiro to Medellin: Buses depart every day from El Retiro to Medellin every 20 minutes. It takes about an hour to reach and the average ticket fare is INR 132.

Popular Buses to and From Medellin

The most popular bus operators that run from other cities to Medellin are as follows.

  • Expreso Sideral
    Address in the City:
    Av 19 7-25 L-1, Campohermoso,
    Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.
    Contact Number: 57 6 8842464

    Expreso Sideral has many buses running from Medellin to other destinations. It’s a bus agency that offers top-class amenities along with the coaches.
  • Omega
    Contact Number:
    01 8000 181 670

    Omega has strong ties to Colombia and has direct buses going to Medellin. Their quality of service is exceptional and their major offices are in locations along the Atlantic Coast. Wi-Fi and snacks, entertainment centres, and air-conditioned coaches are the amenities offered by them during the journey.
  • Sotraretiro
    Address in the City:
    Cl. 24 #23-2, Retiro, Antioquia, Colombia.
    Contact Number: 57 4 5412101

    Sotraretiro has direct public buses running from El Retiro to Medellin. The coaches have sufficient legroom and tourists have rated the journey to be a very comfortable and luxurious experience.
  • Transportes Luz
    Address in the City:
    A 26-170 2614 Calle 38, Sincelejo, Sucre, Colombia.
    Contact Number: 57 5 2824479

    Transportes Luz is a travel agency specializing in providing buses, cabs and taxis for the journey to Medellin. Modern amenities are equipped within the buses and the safety and hygiene standards maintained are exceptional.
  • Rapido Tolima
    Address in the City:
    Terminal de Transportes, Los Cambolos,
    Manizales, Caldas, Colombia.
    Contact Number: 57 6 8786800

    Rapido Tolima has regular buses running to Medellin and has been rated highly by tourists. The bus staff is friendly and accommodating which makes it a pleasant journey.

Important Locations to Visit

Here are some of the top attractions worth visiting in Medellin.

  • Museum of Antioquia: A city hall that was transformed into a museum, it houses Colombia’s most famous paintings and artefacts, both contemporary and vintage.
  • Real City Tours: Real City Tours has free walking tours that take tourists to the Forest of Lights, Parque Berrio and various popular destinations in the city.
  • Botanical Gardens: Located at the heart of the city, this is a famous garden that’s home to over 4,500 flowers and various wildlife species.
  • Poblado: Poblado features an upscale housing community and a neighbourhood comprising people from various cultures and backpackers. Tourists book hotels and budget hostels here and explore various cuisines.
  • Casa de la Memoria: Casa de la Memoria gives insight into Columbia's deep history and culture. It’s a historic landmark and an architectural gem in the city.

Boarding and Dropping Points in Medellin

If you’re taking a bus to Medellin, you’d want to be aware of the most common boarding and drop-off points. Here’s a list of the popular ones among bus operators:

  • Terminal Del Norte
  • Terminal Del Sur
  • Terminal El Retiro
  • Terminal De Santa Fe
  • Terminal De Guatape

Most of the boarding and drop-off points are located at the major bus terminals themselves, but it’s a good idea to get in touch with the bus operator you’re travelling with directly for confirmation since they may vary according to arrival and departure schedules.

Booking a bus ticket to Medellin is simple and easy. The app lists departure and arrival schedules for various bus operators providing services to and from this destination. The Annual Flower Festival is one of the highlights of the city which you simply cannot miss on your way there. Travel with redBus today by booking a bus to Medellin and make memories with your loved ones.

Medellin Online Bus Ticket Booking

The buses plying in Medellin can be opted as a travel option by many. Booking bus tickets online in Medellin is easy, fast and can be booked securely on


Q: Do I need an account on website to book a bus ticket online?
A: No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. However, we recommend that you create an account on redBus so that you can book a bus ticket next time even faster. In addition to this, you can also avail redBus discounts and offers on bus tickets by creating an account.
Q: What is an M-Ticket?
A: An M-ticket is an SMS that is sent to your registered mobile number after you successfully book a bus ticket online with redBus. This M-ticket can be the virtual replacement of your printed bus ticket. The M-ticket includes your bus ticket details such as bus timing, pick-up and drop-off locations, vehicle number, PNR etc. An M-ticket is an eco-friendly step by redBus to reduce the number of paper tickets and ensure passengers’ safety from any communicable disease.
Q: Is it safe to use my credit card or debit card for payment while booking a ticket to and from Medellin?
A: Yes, you have nothing to worry about paying for tickets through debit card or card with redBus. reBus has taken care of all the safety measures when it comes to payment gateways. redBus website is completely secure, and with 180 million satisfied customers, there has never been an issue with card payments.
Q: How do I get in touch with the customer care department of
A: There are different customer care contact numbers for different countries. You can just go to the redBus website, choose the country you would like to book bus tickets for, and see the customer care number at the top. Also, you can simply drop an email to the redBus support on the given email address.
Q: How do I book my bus tickets at Medellin?
A: You can book a bus ticket to Medellin simply by visiting the redBus website, selecting the country, and filling up the details of your source and destination cities. redBus website is user-friendly, and with the help of easy-to-follow steps, you can book bus tickets to Medellin within a few minutes.
Q: Where would be my pick-up point?
A: You can check the details of your pick-up and drop-off points on your ticket. The details of your pick-up location would be sent to you via M-ticket. Also, while looking for bus tickets on, your pick-up and drop-off locations are mentioned below the schedule.