There are 5 ways to get from Cali to Manizales by bus, car or plane

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Bus Flota Ospina  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Manizales

$10 - $17

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Bus Cooperativa Ciudad Señora  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Cartago
  2. Take the bus from Cartago to Pereira
  3. Take the bus from Pereira to Manizales

$10 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus De Occidente  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Cartago
  2. Take the bus from Cartago to Manizales

$14

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cali to Manizales 165.2 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Pereira (PEI) CLO - PEI
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Manizales

$41 - $262

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The cheapest way to get from Cali to Manizales is to bus which costs $14 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cali to Manizales is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cali and arriving at Manizales. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cali and Manizales is 213 km. The road distance is 264.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cali to Manizales without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs $10 - $17.

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The bus from Cali to Manizales takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Cali to Manizales bus services, operated by Flota Ospina, depart from Cali station.

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There is no direct flight from Cali Airport to Pereira Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Cali to Manizales bus services, operated by Flota Ospina, arrive at Manizales station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cali to Manizales is 264 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Cali to Manizales.

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Map of how to get from Cali to Manizales.
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  • Distance: 133.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Cali, Colombia and Manizales, Colombia?

Flota Ospina operates a bus from Cali to Manizales hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Expreso Trejos also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Cali to Pereira via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cali to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cali to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Cali to Pereira via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Bus operators
Expreso Trejos
Phone
0057 315 4525691
Bus from Cali to Manizales
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Pereira to Manizales
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Cartago to Manizales
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Cartago
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Cartago to Pereira
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$1 - $3
Premium (S26)
$7 - $9
Suautomovil
Phone
+57 (6) 3215064
Bus from Pereira to Manizales
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
De Occidente
Website
deoccidente.com
Bus from Cali to Cartago
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
deoccidente.com

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Copa Airlines, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cali Airport to Pereira Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Manizales. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cali to Cali Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $1 - $8.

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