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  •  3 h 37 min

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

$48 - $130

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Bus Flota Magdalena  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Cali Via Cali

$16 - $27

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

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

$51 - $426

Bus Empresa Arauca  •  7 h 47 min

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

$18 - $34

Bus Flota Ospina  •  9 h 43 min

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

$25 - $26

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  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 - $27 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Cali is to fly which costs $45 - $130 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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

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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 7 h 47 min and costs $18 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min 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 3 h 37 min and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $35 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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

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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: 3 h 37 min

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 hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Medellín to Cali via Buga in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Armenia
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Shuttle from Armenia to Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $14
Premium (S26)
$18 - $21
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Medellín to Buga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Buga to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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 6 h 36 min 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 45 min and costs $27.

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