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How To Get From Pereira to Salento By Bus – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 10:45 am

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How To Get From Pereira to Salento – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Pereira to Salento?

The distance from Pereira to Salento is 36 kilometers. Click here to book online Salento activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Pereira to Salento is around 50 minutes. The taxi fare from Pereira to Salento is around $30 USD. Read here Medellin vs Bogota

What Is The Cheapest Way From Pereira to Salento?

The cheapest way from Pereira to Salento is by bus for 11K COP which is around $2.5 USD. The bus travel time from Terminal Pereira to Salento with Expreso Alcala is around 1 hour. The price and travel time is the same if you go from Salento to Pereira as we did too.

What Is The Best Way From Pereira to Salento?

The best way from Pereira to Salento is by taxi for $30-35 USD direct from your hotel in Pereira to your accommodation in Salento in less than an hour.

Read here how to get from Pereira to Medellin, Medellin airport to city center, Medellin to Jardin, Jardin to Medellin, Medellin to Santa MartaSan Agustin to NeivaBogota to San Agustin HuilaNeiva to Pereira, Neiva to Tatacoa Desert, Neiva to Villavieja and Tatacoa,  and Bogota to Neiva

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WHERE TO STAY IN SALENTO

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We stayed at Casa La Eliana and we can totally recommend for you guys (you can also contact them at +573146605987 by WhatsApp). There are a few places for accommodation on a budget in Salento prices are around $10 USD for a dorm, $20-25 USD for a room and if you want mid-budget prices are starting from $50 USD.

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HOW TO GET FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO

Bus From Pereira To Salento (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Pereira to Salento is by bus. There is only one bus company: Expreso Alcala going from Pereira to Salento everyday leaving from Pereira Terminal.

EXPRESO ALCALA BUS SCHEDULE FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO

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The Expreso Alcala bus schedule from Pereira to Salento is starting from 6 30 am to 6 30 pm. The travel time from Pereira to Salento by bus is around 1 hour to get to Salento Terminal.

The bus fare from Pereira to Salento is 9700 COP which is around $2.5 USD. You can buy the ticket in Pereira Terminal at the ticket counter and you can’t book online with Expreso Alcala.

TAXI FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO

If you go from Pereira to Salento by taxi is the most comfortable way. The travel time by taxi from Pereira to Salento is around 50 minutes depending on the traffic leaving Pereira. Cartagena vs Medellin

The taxi fare from Pereira to Salento is around $30 USD. It will be hard to get cheaper than this but taxi drivers are usually asking around $30-35 USD.

Uber and Cabify and similar apps will be hard to get accepted long distance from Pereira to Salento but for the other places in Colombia like Cartagena and Medellin Cabify and InDriver where working great for short and long distances.

CAR RENTAL AT PEREIRA

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There are many options for renting a car in Pereira. Renting a car is the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places on the way to Pereira and Salento, moving around or you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day depending on how long are you renting.

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BEST WAY FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO

The best way from Pereira to Salento is by bus if you are on a budget for $2.5 USD per person and 1 hour travel time. You will have to get to Pereira Bus Terminal which is 3-4 kilometers outside city center.

The best way from Pereira to Salento is by bus if you prefer comfort is going by taxi for $30 USD and less than 1 hour travel time avoiding going to Pereira Bus Terminal and direct to your accommodation in Salento. Especially great option if you are traveling on a group or with so much luggage!

WHERE TO STAY IN SALENTO

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We stayed at Casa La Eliana and we can totally recommend for you guys (you can also contact them at +573146605987 by WhatsApp). We enjoyed a quiet place, and great internet and Han loved it playing with their kid so much. Jesus and Alejandra will make you feel at home. If you like Indian food? You can enjoy curry for dinner at Casa La Eliana in Salento, so delicious!

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Salento. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Salento.

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HIKING COCORA VALLEY

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if you are coming to Salento you will have to visit Cocora Valley. You can go on your own or you can join on a tour as we did with Paramo Trek to hike Cocora Valley. Also check them out if you are planning to hike around Cocora Valley and Tolima to organize a few days hike and adventure experience.

ENTRANCE FEE COCORA VALLEY

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The entrance fee to Cocora Valley is 7000 COP which is 3000 COP in the entrance and 4000 COP at the valley which is less than $2 USD.

HIKING TIME COCORA VALLEY

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If you decide to do the loop is only allowed in the dry season and it will be closed in the rainy season as part of the hike. The total travel time hiking Cocora Valley is around 5 hours. But if you decide to visit only the two points of view can be 1 hour or a little bit longer if you spend time taking pictures.

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Hike Cocora Valley is easy if we are talking about difficulty no need for so much experience for this. Make sure you are bringing proper shoes and clothes and watch out for the weather since it’s so rainy in Salento and Cocora Valley.

GETTING TO COCORA VALLEY FROM SALENTO

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If you are going from Salento to Cocora Valley by jeep (called Willies) will take 25 minutes and one-way ticket is 4000 COP which is $1 USD.

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You will leave from the main square in Salento when the jeeps are full and in the same way from Cocora Valley when the jeeps are full to go back to Salento town.

COFFEE TOUR IN SALENTO

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You can’t skip a Coffee tour in Salento when visiting Colombia. The tours last around 1 hour or a little bit longer and will include a cup of coffee.

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The process is manual and it’s really interesting to know about it. You will learn about the different types of coffee and beans. You can even stay overnight or visit for a day tour.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN SALENTO

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You can go to Salento any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Salento because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget because it is considered the low season in the country.

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ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

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The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=5000 COP. ATMs are available and it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because of fees for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K-1200K COP depending on the bank. 

Click here to check the exact change rate.

Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Colombia

Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreign cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank. There are many ATMs in Salento and an exchange currency office if you need them.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Colpatria900K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Pichincha800K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Banco Caja Social700K COP Withdraw And No Fees
BBVA300K COP Withdraw And No Fees
CorpBanco400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Davidienda400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Citibank1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
Bancolombia900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
ATH400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees
Servibanca750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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