There are 6 ways to get from Medellín to San Gil by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus Trassander  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Bucaramanga
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil

$26 - $41

5 alternative options

Bus, train, taxi  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Puerto Berrío
  2. Take the train from Puerto Berrío to Vizcaína
  3. Take a taxi from Vizcaína to San Gil

$89 - $119

Bus Omega  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Bucaramanga
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil

$27 - $41

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Medellín to San Gil 300.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera, bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) to Bucaramanga (BGA) EOH - BGA
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil

$53 - $321

Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Bucaramanga (BGA) MDE - BGA
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil

$96 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Medellín to San Gil is to bus which costs $26 - $45 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to San Gil is to fly and bus which costs $50 - $330 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Medellín to San Gil. However, there are services departing from Medellín and arriving at San Gil via Bucaramanga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Medellín and San Gil is 270 km. The road distance is 480.2 km.

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The best way to get from Medellín to San Gil without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $26 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Medellín to San Gil, including transfers.

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Medellín to San Gil bus services, operated by Trassander, depart from Medellín station.

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The quickest flight from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Bucaramanga Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Medellín to San Gil bus services, operated by Autoboy, arrive at San Gil station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Medellín to San Gil is 480 km. It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to drive from Medellín to San Gil.

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Easyfly offers flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Bucaramanga Airport.

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There are 288+ hotels available in San Gil. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Medellín to San Gil.
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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Medellín, Colombia and San Gil, Santander, Colombia?

You can take a bus from Medellín to San Gil via Bucaramanga in around 5 h 49 min.

Airlines
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Train operators
Cooperativa Coopsercol
Phone
(+57-7) 6202493 / 6114909 / 611 0667
Email
coopsercol@telecom.com.co
Website
coopsercol.blogspot.com
Train from Puerto Berrío to Vizcaína
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
coopsercol.blogspot.com
Bus operators
Trassander
Phone
(+57-4) 444 58 73
Bus from Medellín to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
terminalesmedellin.com
Autoboy
Website
autoboysa.com.co
Bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
autoboysa.com.co
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to San Gil
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Medellín to Puerto Berrío
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$8 - $12
Premium
$10 - $15
Mini Van
$10 - $13
Other operators
Taxi from Vizcaína to San Gil
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
TransBarranca
Phone
+57 7603 0000
Website
transbarranca.com
Transportes Radio Taxi Ltda
Phone
+57 7610 1010
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Radio Taxi Barranca
Phone
+57 7611 1111
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co

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