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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 - $21

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Cali

$17 - $20

Bus via Cartago  •  5h 30m

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

$19

Taxi  •  3h 48m

  1. Take a taxi from Manizales to Cali 263.7 km

$130 - $170

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Manizales to Cali 263.7 km

$17 - $25

Fly from Manizales  •  4h 4m

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

$81 - $87

Bus to Pereira, fly  •  6h 34m

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

$25 - $135

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to bus via Buga which costs $10 - $21 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Manizales to Cali is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manizales and arriving at Cali. Services depart every 30 minutes, 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 263.7 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 $10 - $21.

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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 $10 - $21. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $90 and takes 4h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Manizales Airport to Cali Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 21m 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 two other airlines fly from Manizales to Cali every 3 hours.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$101 - $105
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$101 - $105
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Santa Marta, Bogota
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota, Cartagena
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Manizales to Cali via Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$193 - $198
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Viva Air Colombia
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Pereira to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $80
Bus operators
Expreso Trejos
Phone
0057 315 4525691
Bus from Manizales to Buga
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Cali
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Cartago
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular
$7 - $11
Premium
$8 - $11
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
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
De Occidente
Website
deoccidente.com
Bus from Cartago to Cali
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
deoccidente.com
Suautomovil
Phone
+57 (6) 3215064
Bus from Manizales to Pereira
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Empresa Arauca
Expreso Cafetero
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 - $5
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Other operators
Taxi from Manizales to Cali
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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 264 km. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Manizales to Cali.

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

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There are 182+ 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 $5 - $6.

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