Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 08:40 pm
How To Get From Bucaramanga to Barichara – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Bucaramanga to Barichara?
The distance from Bucaramanga to Barichara is 121 kilometers. The drive is around 3 hours by car and 3 hours and 45 minutes by bus.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Bucaramanga to Barichara?
The cheapest way from Bucaramanga to Barichara is by bus for 27K COP which is around $7 USD since you will have to take two buses. You can also rent a car in Colombia.
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WHERE TO STAY IN BARICHARA
We stayed at Nativo Gampling a paradise just 4 kilometers outside Barichara. In the middle of the nature with all the comfort in the tents and private bathroom.
The staff is very friendly, you will have jacuzzi to relax and amazing food to eat (great breakfast is served). Nativo Glamping is only 10 minutes drive to Barichara by tuk tuk.
There are a few places for accommodation on a budget in Barichara prices are around $30 USD for a room and if you want mid budget prices are starting from $50 USD.
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HOW TO GET FROM BUCARAMANGA TO BARICHARA
Bus From Bucaramanga to Barichara (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Bucaramanga to Barichara is by bus. You will have to get take two buses. Unless you get the direct bus from Bucaramanga to Barichara at 4 50 pm with Cotrasangil if this schedule fits for you.
First you will have to take the bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil at Bucaramanga Bus Terminal. And from San Gil Bus Terminal you will have to take the bus from San Gil to Barichara.
COPETRAN BUS SCHEDULE FROM BUCARAMANGA TO SAN GIL
The bus schedule from Bucaramanga to San Gil is running every 30-60 minutes starting from 5 am to 9 pm. After this schedule there are a few buses leaving but not so often. Check here Copetran Bus schedule and prices!
The bus fare from Bucaramanga to San Gil is 21K COP which is $5 USD. The travel time from Bucaramanga to San Gil is around 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Cotrasangil Bus Schedule From San Gil to Barichara
Once in San Gil Bus Terminal you can get bus from San Gil to Barichara with Cotrasangil. The buses are running every 30 minutes during the day. Check Cotrasangil website for more information!
The bus travel time from San Gil to Barichara is around 45 minutes. The bus fare from San Gil to Barichara is 6000 COP which is $1.5 USD.
Cotrasangil Direct Bus From Bucaramanga to Barichara
There is a direct Cotrasangil Bus from Bucaramanga to Barichara leaving at 4 50 pm from Bucaramanga Bus Terminal.
The bus fare with the direct bus from Bucaramanga to Barichara is 28K COP which is $7 USD. And the travel time is around 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Barichara city center.
CAR RENTAL AT BUCARAMANGA
There are many options for renting a car in Bucaramanga. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places on the way to Barichara in San Gil and Santander area. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day depending on how long are you renting.
WHERE TO STAY IN BARICHARA: NATIVO GAMPLING
We enjoyed our stay at Nativo Gampling relaxing and taking nice pictures around. Nativo Gampling is a great choice if you travel as a couple with the jacuzzi and there is so many board games and entertainment if you are traveling with kids.
There are a few places for accommodation on a budget in Barichara prices are around $30 USD for a room and if you want mid-budget prices are starting from $50 USD.
WALKING AROUND BARICHARA
Walking around Barichara streets is so beautiful. Barichara is a small town and you can go walking distance everywhere in 10-15 minutes. Barichara is so picturesque and we loved it taking pictures. It feels so calm and relax!
To get to Barichara viewpoint you will have to walk 10 minutes outside the main square. You can ask locals but it’s easy to get there. On the way to Barichara viewpoint you will find beautiful and colorful streets too.
WHERE TO EAT IN BARICHARA
Donde Nakus Restaurant in Barichara was our favorite one. We loved the Almuerzo in Nakus Restaurant (complete and delicious). You can find a great lunch 15000 COP per person which is less than $4 USD with juice, soup and dessert. Friendly staff and great service!
COFFEE AND CAKE
Coffee and cake around Barichara is so popular and we loved it so much. Local coffee shops with affordable prices, tasty coffee and yummy desserts.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BARICHARA
You can go to Barichara any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Barichara 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.
ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA
You will find a few ATMs in Barichara town near the main square where you can withdraw cash. 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 Foreign 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 Barichara and an exchange currency offices if you need them.
|Bank||Amount Allowed And Fees|
|Colpatria||900K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Pichincha||800K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Banco Caja Social||700K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|BBVA||300K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|CorpBanco||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Davidienda||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Citibank||1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|Bancolombia||900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|ATH||400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees|
|Servibanca||750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
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