There are 9 ways to get from Tumbes to Medellín by car, plane or bus

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Drive to Guayaquil, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Guayaquil
  2. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) GYE - MDE

$253 - $594

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Bus via Medellín  •  37h 5m

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

$113 - $163

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Drive to Santa Rosa, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  9h 55m

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Santa Rosa
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (ETR) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) ETR - EOH

$165 - $450

Drive to Santa Rosa, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  9h 11m

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Santa Rosa
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (ETR) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) ETR - MDE

$260 - $703

Fly Tumbes to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Tumbes (TBP) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) TBP - MDE

$305 - $616

Drive to Guayaquil, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  9h 1m

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Guayaquil
  2. Fly from Guayaquil (GYE) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) GYE - EOH

$318 - $690

Bus  •  35h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Tumbes to Cali Via Cali
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Medellín Via Medellin

$117 - $160

Bus via Medellín #2  •  46h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Tumbes to Cali Via Bogotá
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Medellín

$132 - $172

Drive  •  29h 30m

  1. Drive from Tumbes to Medellín 1893.3 km

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Tumbes to Medellín is to bus via Medellín which costs $110 - $170 and takes 37h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Tumbes to Medellín is to fly which costs $300 - $650 and takes 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tumbes to Medellín. However, there are services departing from Tumbes and arriving at Medellín via Cali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 16m.

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The distance between Tumbes and Medellín is 1219 km. The road distance is 1893.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tumbes to Medellín without a car is to bus which takes 35h 16m and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 9h 3m to get from Tumbes to Medellín, including transfers.

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Tumbes to Medellín bus services, operated by Linea de Los Andes, depart from Tumbes station.

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The best way to get from Tumbes to Medellín is to fly which takes 7h 32m and costs $300 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 35h 16m.

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There is no direct flight from Guayaquil Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 57m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 1219.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 3m

What companies run services between Tumbes, Peru and Medellín, Colombia?

Sky Airline, Aeropostal and three other airlines fly from Tumbes to Medellín every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tumbes to Medellín via Cali and Cali in around 35h 16m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tumbes to Medellín is 1893 km. It takes approximately 29h 30m to drive from Tumbes to Medellín.

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

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There are 1290+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tumbes to Tumbes Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $5 - $7.

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Flag of Colombia Medellín, Colombia

Medellín, officially the Municipality of Medellín (Spanish: Municipio de Medellín), is the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics, the city has an estimated population of 2.44 million. With its surrounding area that includes nine other cities, the metropolitan area of Medellín is the second-largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.7 million people. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Medellín

  • Parque Explora

    Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín, Colombia, loosely modeled after San Francisco's Exploratorium. It houses South America's largest freshwater aquarium, Explora Aquarium. The museum contains over 300 interactive attractions, as well as a 3D auditorium, planetarium, television studio, and vivarium. The museum opened in 2008.

  • Museum of Antioquia

    The Museum of Antioquia (Museo de Antioquia) is an art museum in Medellín, Colombia. It houses a large collection of works by Medellín native Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gómez.

  • University of Antioquia

    The University of Antioquia (Spanish: Universidad de Antioquia), also called UdeA, is a public, departmental, coeducational, research university located primarily in the city of Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, with regional campuses in Amalfi, Andes, Caucasia, Carmen de Viboral, Envigado, Puerto Berrío, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Segovia, Sonsón, Turbo and Yarumal. It is the oldest departmental university in Colombia, founded in 1803 by a Royal Decree issued by King Charles IV of Spain under the name Franciscan College (Spanish: Colegio de Franciscanos). It is considered one of Colombia's best universities, receiving a high quality accreditation from the Ministry of Education for 9 years. Along with the University of the Andes, the two universities hold the second longest term, behind the National University of Colombia. UdeA and the Tecnológico de Antioquia have the largest number of seats in the department of Antioquia. It is also renowned for its prestigious Faculty of Medicine, which is acknowledged as the top medical school in Colombia.

  • Botanical Garden of Medellín

    The Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín (Spanish: Joaquin Antonio Uribe Jardín Botánico de Medellín), more simply known as the Botanical Garden of Medellín, is a 14-hectare botanical garden in Medellín, Colombia. The botanical garden has more than 1,000 living species and 4,500 flowers. It has an important collection of orchids preserved in an architectural space called the "Orchidiarium".

Places to stay in Medellín

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