There are 6 ways to get from Cusco to Medellín by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) CUZ - MDE

$330 - $880

Cheapest option

Bus Bolivariano  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Armenia
  3. Take the bus from Pereira to Medellín

$136 - $269

4 alternative options

Fly to Manizales, bus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Manizales (MZL) CUZ - MZL
  2. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín

$266 - $866

Bus Linea de Los Andes  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Buga
  4. Take the bus from Buga to Medellín

$272 - $385

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  4 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Bogotá
  3. Take the bus from Bogotá to Medellín

$212 - $537

Drive  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Cusco to Medellín 2624.7 miles

$380 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Medellín is to bus which costs $130 - $270 and takes 3 days 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Medellín is to fly which costs $330 - $900 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Medellín. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Medellín via Lima, Terminal Menga, Cali and Buga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20 h.

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The distance between Cusco and Medellín is 2234 km. The road distance is 4199.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Medellín without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 20 h and costs $270 - $390.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Cusco to Medellín, including transfers.

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Cusco to Medellín bus services, operated by Turismo Cavassa, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Medellín is to fly which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $330 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $270 - $390 and takes 2 days 20 h.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Medellín bus services, operated by Empresa Arauca, arrive at Medellín station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Medellín.
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  • Distance: 1396.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Medellín, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile fly from Cusco to Medellín hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Medellín via Lima, Cali, Terminal Menga, Las Americas, Cali, and Buga in around 2 days 20 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Cali
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Manizales via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cuzco to Manizales via Bogota
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Juliaca, Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Bus operators
Autolegal
Phone
0057 (4) 361-0947
Email
autolegal.gerencia@gmail.com
Bus from Manizales to Medellín
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Tepsa
Website
tepsa.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Lima Plaza Norte
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
tepsa.com.pe
Suite
$40 - $50
Regular
$30 - $50
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
tepsa.com.pe
Suite
$40 - $50
Regular
$26 - $40
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Buga
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Buga to Medellín
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $70
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$27 - $40
Regular
$35 - $50
Suite
$50 - $70
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$21 - $29
Regular Bed
$26 - $40
Economy
$13 - $18
Premium Semi Bed
$29 - $40
Premium Bed
$35 - $50
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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Medellín is 4200 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14 h to drive from Cusco to Medellín.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport.

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There are 1049+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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