There are 7 ways to get from Manizales to Cali by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Buga  •  4h 37m

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

$10 - $14

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Bus #2  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Palmira

$9 - $15

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Cali Via Cali

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  3h 58m

  1. Take a taxi from Manizales to Cali 276.6 km

$130 - $160

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Manizales to Cali 276.6 km

$18 - $27

Fly from Manizales  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Cali (CLO) MZL - CLO

$56 - $328

Bus to Pereira, fly  •  6h 29m

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

$44 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to bus via Buga which costs $9 - $14 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to fly which costs $55 - $330 and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manizales and arriving at Cali. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Manizales and Cali is 213 km. The road distance is 276.6 km.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Cali without a car is to bus via Buga which takes 4h 37m and costs $9 - $14.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Manizales to Cali, including transfers.

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Manizales to Cali bus services, operated by Expreso Trejos, depart from Manizales station.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Cali is to bus via Buga which takes 4h 37m and costs $9 - $14. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $55 - $330 and takes 3h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Manizales Airport to Cali Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 12m and has one stopover.

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Manizales to Cali bus services, operated by Cooperativa Ciudad Señora, arrive at Cali station.

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Map of how to get from Manizales to Cali.
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  • Distance: 212.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

You can take a bus from Manizales to Cali via Buga in around 4h 37m. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Easyfly and LATAM Chile fly from Manizales to Cali hourly.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Bus operators
Expreso Trejos
Phone
0057 315 4525691
Bus from Manizales to Buga
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Book at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Cali
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Expreso Palmira
Phone
+57 321 8903597
Email
ventasonline@expresopalmira.com.co
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Buga
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular
$6 - $10
Premium
$8 - $10
Bus from Manizales to Palmira
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular
$8 - $12
Premium
$10 - $12
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular
$2 - $3
Premium
$2 - $4
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Buga to Cali
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
cootrancise.com
Flota Ospina
Phone
(+57) 3148882781
Email
info@flotaospina.com
Website
flotaospina.com
Bus from Manizales to Cali
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
flotaospina.com
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
flotaospina.com
Suautomovil
Phone
+57 (6) 3215064
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Empresa Arauca
Cootracol
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Autolegal
Phone
0057 (4) 361-0947
Email
autolegal.gerencia@gmail.com
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Other operators
Taxi from Manizales to Cali
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Taxis Libres
Phone
+57 6890 0114
Taxi Flota El Ruiz
Phone
+57 6 8824253
Tax La Feria Manizales
Phone
+57 6882 8912
Website
taxlaferia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manizales to Cali is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Manizales to Cali.

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Easyfly, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Manizales Airport to Cali Airport.

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There are 589+ hotels available in Cali. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Manizales Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $4 - $6.

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