There are 5 ways to get from Medellín to Popayán by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Popayan  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Popayan (PPN) MDE - PPN

$102 - $347

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Bus Flota Magdalena  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Popayan

$24 - $35

3 alternative options

Fly to Cali, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Cali (CLO) MDE - CLO
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Popayán

$53 - $145

Bus via Pereira  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Pereira
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Cali
  3. Take the bus from Cali to Popayán

$30 - $41

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Medellín to Popayán 358.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Popayán is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Popayán is to fly which costs $100 - $350 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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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.

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The distance between Medellín and Popayán is 440 km. The road distance is 574.2 km.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Popayán without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Medellín to Popayán, including transfers.

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Medellín to Popayán bus services, operated by Flota Magdalena, depart from Medellín station.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Popayán is to fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $100 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $35 and takes 10 h.

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There is no direct flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Popayan Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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Medellín to Popayán bus services, operated by Flota Magdalena, arrive at Popayan station.

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Popayán.
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  • Distance: 274.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and two other airlines fly from Medellín to Popayán every 3 hours. Alternatively, Flota Magdalena operates a bus from Medellín to Popayán once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $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 Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Popayan via Santa Marta, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Jose Marie Cordova to Popayan via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Bus operators
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar

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Yes, the driving distance between Medellín to Popayán is 574 km. It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to drive from Medellín to Popayán.

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

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There are 93+ hotels available in Popayán. Prices start at $10 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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