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There are 9 ways to get from Cusco to Medellín by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  6h 42m

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

$313 - $863

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Bus via Tumbes  •  2 days 17h

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

$104 - $310

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Fly to Manizales, bus  •  13h 55m

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

$265 - $865

Fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) CUZ - EOH

$297 - $1,009

Train, bus, taxi  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Cúcuta to Rumichaca
  4. Take a taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
  5. Take the bus from Pasto to Medellín

Bus Bolivariano  •  3 days 7h

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

$126 - $272

Bus Tiseca  •  3 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Arequipa
  2. Take the bus from Arequipa to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Manizales
  4. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín

$315 - $355

Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  4 days 8h

  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

$202 - $498

Drive  •  2 days 14h

  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 $120 - $280 and takes 3 days 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Medellín is to fly which costs $310 - $900 and takes 6h 42m.

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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, Tumbes, Cali and Buga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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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 17h and costs $100 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Cusco to Medellín, including transfers.

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Cusco to Medellín bus services, operated by Expreso Los Chankas, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Medellín is to fly which takes 6h 42m and costs $310 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $310 and takes 2 days 17h.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 22m 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: 6h 42m

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C and two other airlines fly from Cusco to Medellín hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Medellín via Lima, Tumbes, Cali, and Buga in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota, Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Cali
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cuzco to Manizales via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cuzco to Manizales via Bogota
Ave. Duration
15h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota
Ave. Duration
14h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Arequipa, Lima
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Cuzco to Manizales via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota, Pereira
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota, Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Aeropostal
Website
aeropostal.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Cuzco to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Lima
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
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pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Autolegal
Phone
0057 (4) 361-0947
Email
autolegal.gerencia@gmail.com
Bus from Manizales to Medellín
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Expreso Los Chankas
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Lima to Tumbes
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium
$60 - $85
Regular
$30 - $45
Bus from Tumbes to Cali
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium
$65 - $90
Regular
$30 - $50
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Buga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Empresa Arauca
Flota Magdalena
Phone
018000119019
Email
servicioalcliente@flotamagdalena.com.co
Website
flotamagdalena.com
Bus from Pasto to Medellín
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
flotamagdalena.com
Premium
$41
Regular
$30 - $45
Bus from Bogotá to Medellín
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
flotamagdalena.com
Premium
$27
Regular
$20 - $25
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$35 - $50
Bed
$16 - $22
VIP
$24 - $35
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Semi bed
$14 - $20
Economy
$13 - $16
Bed
$20 - $28
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Semi bed
$21 - $30
Economy
$20 - $25
Bed
$28 - $40
Transzela
Phone
+51 51 353822
Website
transzela.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transzela.com
Book at
redbus.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transzela.com
Book at
redbus.pe
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Green Toad Bus
Phone
+55 21 39420003
Email
info@greentoadbus.com
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
3 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $310
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Book at
greentoadbus.com
Tiseca
Phone
+58 276 7713091
Website
tiseca.com.ve
Bus from Arequipa to Cali
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$281
Schedules at
tiseca.com.ve
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Book at
civa.com.pe
Bed Regular
$26 - $35
Economy
$13 - $18
Semi Bed
$17 - $23
Bed Premium
$27 - $32
Suite
$29 - $40
Tepsa
Phone
+51 1 6179000
Website
tepsa.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
tepsa.com.pe
Bed
$30 - $45
Semi Bed
$26 - $31
Other operators
Taxi from Rumichaca to Pasto
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Taxis Nocturnos Cootranoba
Phone
+57 2773 8888
Website
amarillascolombia.co
Taxis La Frontera
Phone
+57 2773 3840
Website
amarillascolombia.co
RadioTaxis 13 13
Phone
+57 2725 1313
Website
es-la.facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Medellín is 4200 km. It takes approximately 2 days 14h to drive from Cusco to Medellín.

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Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C, Aeropostal, 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 1040+ 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 5m and costs $2 - $4.

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