How To Get From Cali, Colombia To Salento, Colombia By Bus

How To Get From Cali, Colombia to Salento, Colombia By Bus

There are several lines that will take you to between the cities all leaving from the centro bus terminal.

STEP 1: 

Take a taxi to the bus station, from the San Antonio area it should be between 8,000-10,000 pesos ($4-5 USD)

How to get from Cali, Colombia to Salento, Colombia

STEP 2:

At the bus terminal, you need to take a bus to Armenia first. We used expresso Palmina. The buses we nice, plays movies in Spanish and even had wifi. The price depends on which time you take from 17,000-26,000 pesos. Not sure why it changes, but it leaves roughly every hour there is a 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and the 10:45, 11:45, 12:45 and so on.

STEP 3: 

From Armenia  head up two sets of stairs and outside to the right, there where there are small buses the terminal. In the right corner, there are signs hung above the buses stating which cut they are heading to. Cost is 3600 pesos, time 1 hour in a nice clean medium-sized bus.

Salento is a great little town, our favorite in all of South America. I would suggest spending a week here if you have the time. We stayed at Hotel Real Salento and cannot recommend it enough. Just get lost walking around time and make sure to go on a cafe crawl and get buzzed up on coffee!

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6 thoughts on “How To Get From Cali, Colombia To Salento, Colombia By Bus”

  1. There is also a direct shuttle that operates every Monday and Friday departing Cali to Salento at 9 am (plaza Jairo Varela) and they offer coupons for activities in Salento which makes the cost of the shuttle almost free if you use the coupons. The company is called Borondo Tours their contact info is +57 314-704-6956
    They also offer Salento Cali

    Hope this helps

  2. This post is very helpful. Well done. I am planning to do this trip next month. Do you remember if there were any night buses from cali to salento?

  3. Thanks for the bus info – I am planning to take a bus from Cali to Armenia next week and I am horrified to see there is no way to make a reservation. Was your bus crowded? What time did you take it?

    • You don’t need a reservation, take a taxi to the bus station in Cali. Once in side we asked a Security/Police where to buy bus to Salento and they showed us the way. I am quiet sure we had to go upstairs. The bus was not crowed at all, nice reclining seats, FREEZING with A/C dress warm, and played an English movie. They had free WiFi on the bus and it actually worked, was able to Skype my grandma. Took it around 10am-12pm think. There are several a day. You will be fine! You will love Salento.

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