Last updated on August 18th, 2023 at 09:10 pm
How To Get From Pereira to Salento Best Way – 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 how to get from Salento to Pereira the reverse way.
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 are the same if you go from Salento to Pereira as we did too. Read here how to get from Salento to Medellin
What Is The Best Way From Pereira to Salento?
The best way from Pereira to Salento is by taxi for $30-35 USD you can book online direct from your hotel in Pereira to your accommodation in Salento in less than an hour. Read here Medellin vs Bogota
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HOW TO GET FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO
Bus From Pereira To Salento (Cheapest Way)
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
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 for around $30-35 USD you can book online.
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.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM PEREIRA TO SALENTO
Hotel transfers are convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $30-40 USD!
CAR RENTAL AT PEREIRA
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.
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 you can book online and have less than 1 hour travel time avoiding going to Pereira Bus Terminal and direct to your accommodation in Salento. Especially a great option if you are traveling on a group or with so much luggage!
WHERE TO STAY IN SALENTO
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.
HIKING COCORA VALLEY
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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