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There are 4 ways to get from Manizales to Cali by bus, car or plane

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Bus Flota Ospina  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Cali

$10 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus Expreso Palmira  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Armenia
  2. Take the bus from Armenia to Cali Armenia-Cali

$13 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Manizales to Cali 163.5 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 6 min

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

$42 - $281

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The cheapest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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

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The distance between Manizales and Cali is 213 km. The road distance is 261.7 km.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Cali without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs $10 - $16.

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

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

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The best way to get from Manizales to Cali is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs $10 - $16. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $40 - $290 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Manizales Airport to Cali Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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

Flota Ospina operates a bus from Manizales to Cali hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Expreso Trejos also services this route every 30 minutes. 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
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Bus operators
Expreso Palmira
Phone
+57 321 8903597
Email
ventasonline@expresopalmira.com.co
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Armenia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
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expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$5 - $8
Premium (S26)
$12 - $14
Bus from Armenia to Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $13
Premium (S26)
$18 - $21
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Coomotor
Phone
01-8000-910293
Email
calidad@coomotor.com.co
Website
coomotor.com.co
Bus from Armenia to Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
coomotor.com.co
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coomotor.com.co
Regular
$8 - $12
Regular + WiFi
$9 - $12
Premium
$11 - $14

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Yes, the driving distance between Manizales to Cali is 262 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Manizales to Cali.

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

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There are 530+ hotels available in Cali. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Manizales Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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