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There are 6 ways to get from Medellín to Cali by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Cali (CLO) MDE - CLO

$31 - $113

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Bus Flota Magdalena  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Cali Via Cali

$16 - $26

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Fly Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Armenia, shuttle  •  5h

  1. Fly from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) to Armenia (AXM) EOH - AXM
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Armenia to Cali

$51 - $425

Bus Empresa Arauca  •  7h 47m

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

$18 - $34

Bus Flota Ospina  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Pereira Via Pereira
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Cali

$24 - $26

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Medellín to Cali 277.6 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Cali is to bus which costs $16 - $26 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Cali is to fly which costs $30 - $120 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Medellín and arriving at Cali. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Medellín and Cali is 331 km. The road distance is 444.2 km.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Cali without a car is to bus which takes 7h 47m and costs $17 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Medellín to Cali, including transfers.

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Medellín to Cali bus services, operated by Empresa Arauca, depart from Medellín station.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Cali is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs $30 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $35 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Cali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Cali.
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  • Distance: 206.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile fly from Medellín to Cali every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Medellín to Cali via Buga in around 7h 47m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Armenia
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Expreso Palmira
Phone
+57 321 8903597
Email
ventasonline@expresopalmira.com.co
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Shuttle from Armenia to Cali
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $13
Premium (S26)
$18 - $20
Empresa Arauca
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Buga to Cali
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalcali.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Medellín to Cali is 444 km. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from Medellín to Cali.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Cali Airport.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Cali. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport is to shuttle which takes 45m and costs $10.

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