Last updated on March 17th, 2023 at 05:11 pm
How To Get From Salento to Medellin By Bus – You can go by bus, plane, rent a car and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Salento to Medellin?
The distance from Salento to Medellin is 245 kilometers. Click here to book online Medellin activities and day trips
The travel time by car from Salento to Medellin is around 5 hours. Read here how to get from Medellin to Salento the reverse way
What Is The Cheapest Way From Salento to Medellin?
The cheapest way from Salento to Medellin is by bus for $16 USD you can book online which is around 70K COP. The bus travel time from Salento to Medellin is around 6 hours. Read here Medellin vs Bogota and Medellin itinerary
You can also rent a car or get a private transfer if you are looking for more comfort.
Read here how to get from Medellin airport to Guatape, Medellin to Jardin, Jardin to Medellin, Neiva to Pereira, Pereira to Salento and Medellin to Santa Marta
SIM CARD AT MEDELLIN AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Medellin airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Medellin. Read here Colombia sim card for tourist and best Colombia eSim
You can find the cheapest Colombia eSim with Airalo Colombia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).
Holafly Colombia eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.
WHERE TO STAY IN MEDELLIN
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Medellin. 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 Medellin. The most popular areas are El Poblado and city center.
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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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HOW TO GET FROM SALENTO TO MEDELLIN
Flota Occidental Bus From Salento To Medellin (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Salento to Medellin is by bus. There are a few buses running during the day and at night time.
I would recommend you take the night bus for $16 USD from Salento to Medellin booking online if you are on a budget. The VIP bus is so comfortable and you will avoid paying for a night in a hostel but you will have a long wait at the Bus Terminal in Medellin.
FLOTA OCCIDENTAL BUS SCHEDULE FROM SALENTO TO MEDELLIN
The bus schedule from Salento to Medellin with Flota Occidental is running a few times per day 8 am, 9 30 am, 2 pm and 8 30 pm.
The travel time from Salento to Medellin by bus is around 6 hours. The bus fare from Salento to Medellin is around $16 USD which is 70K COP and you can book online to avoid the hassle.
Medellin Terminal Sur To El Poblado
You will arrive in Terminal Sur at Medellin near El Poblado area which is the most popular place for accommodation in Medellin. There are buses going to El Poblado for less than $1 USD or you can get Uber, InDriver and Cabify shared ride apps for $4-5 USD and 15 minutes.
SALENTO TO MEDELLIN BY PLANE
You can go from Salento to Medellin by plane. There is no direct flight from Salento to Medellin. You will have to get to Pereira by bus from Salento plus taxi for 1 hour and 15 minutes or by private transfer from Salento to Pereira airport for 50 minutes and $30-40 USD.
The flight time from Pereira to Medellin is around 45 minutes. The flight ticket from Pereira to Medellin is around $30-50 USD.
You will have to transfer from Medellin airport to El Poblado and it will be a total of 4 hours when the bus it’s cheaper for 6 hours direct from Salento Bus Terminal to Terminal Sur in Medellin.
CAR RENTAL AT SALENTO
There are many options for renting a car in Pereira area. Renting a car is the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places on the way to Salento and Medellin, 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 SALENTO TO MEDELLIN
SALENTO TO MEDELLIN BUS VS PLANE
The best way from Salento to Medellin is by bus for $16 USD if you are on a budget and you can book online. It will be around 6 hours travel time by bus!
The best way from Salento to Medellin is by plane for $30-50 USD per person plus the transfer from Salento to Pereira to the airports if you wish the fastest way. You will be avoiding 6 hours on the road but you will take around 4 hours if you go by taxi and plane from Salento to Medellin.
My favorite way will be by bus from Salento to Medellin for a couple of hours more you will be able to save a lot of money!
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEDELLIN
You can go to Medellin any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Medellin because is the sunniest. 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
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 Medellin and an exchange currency office 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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