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There are 8 ways to get from Manizales to Popayán by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus Flota Ospina  •  7 h 49 min

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

$19 - $31

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Bus Expreso Trejos  •  8 h 9 min

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

$15 - $26

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Bus via Cartago  •  8 h 43 min

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

$20 - $41

Bus Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Armenia
  2. Take the bus from Armenia to Popayán

$18 - $27

Taxi  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manizales to Popayán 244.8 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Manizales to Popayán 244.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Popayan  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Popayan (PPN) MZL - PPN

$85 - $360

Fly to Cali, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Cali (CLO) MZL - CLO
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Popayán

$46 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Manizales to Popayán is to bus which costs $14 - $26 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manizales to Popayán is to fly which costs $85 - $360 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manizales to Popayán. However, there are services departing from Manizales and arriving at Popayán via Cali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

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The distance between Manizales and Popayán is 317 km. The road distance is 391.7 km.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Popayán without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 49 min and costs $18 - $35.

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It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to get from Manizales to Popayán, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Manizales to Popayán is to bus which takes 7 h 49 min and costs $18 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $85 - $360 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Manizales Airport to Popayan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Manizales to Popayán bus services, operated by Velotax, arrive at Popayán station.

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Map of how to get from Manizales to Popayán.
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  • Distance: 198 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Manizales to Popayán via Cali and Cali in around 7 h 49 min. Alternatively, Easyfly and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Manizales to Popayán every 4 hours.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manizales to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
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
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Manizales to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
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
Velotax
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Phone
+57 2 6687921
Email
taxbelalcazar@hotmail.com
Website
taxbelalcazar.co
Bus from Cali to Popayán
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
terminalarmenia.com
Bus from Armenia to Popayán
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
terminalarmenia.com
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cartago to Cali
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Manizales to Popayán
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Tax La Feria Manizales
Phone
+57 6882 8912
Website
taxlaferia.com
Almacenes La 14
Phone
+57 6884 7878
Citytaxi Manizales
Phone
+57 6885 2300
Website
citytaxiapp.co

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Yes, the driving distance between Manizales to Popayán is 392 km. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Manizales to Popayán.

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

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There are 89+ hotels available in Popayán. Prices start at $9 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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