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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. MDE - CLO

$54 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus Flota Magdalena  •  10 h

$25 - $35

4 alternative options

Fly Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan  •  3 h 41 min

  1. EOH - PPN

$104 - $435

Fly Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Armenia, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. EOH - AXM

$56 - $435

Bus via Pereira  •  13 h 22 min

$31 - $42

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. 358.9 miles

$35 - $55

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

Satena, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Easyfly fly from Medellín to Popayán every 4 hours. Alternatively, Flota Magdalena operates a bus from Medellín to Popayán once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Quibdo, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Bucaramanga, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Monteria, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Armenia, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Pereira, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Manizales, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
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
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 Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
terminalarmenia.com
Coomotor
Website
coomotor.com.co
Bus from Armenia to Cali
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
vonline.coomotor.com.co
Regular
$9 - $13
Regular + WiFi
$10 - $13
Premium
$12 - $15

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Medellín and Popayán is 440 km. The road distance is 574 km.

The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Popayán is to bus which costs $25 - $35 and takes 10 h.

The quickest way to get from Medellín to Popayán is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $100 - $440.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Medellín and arriving at Popayan. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Medellín to Popayán, including transfers.