Book bus, ferry, private transfer or flight tickets in

Colombia

  • Book online with local operators
  • We're here for you 24/7
  • Stories by travelers, for travelers

Stories by travelers, for travelers

10 best travel books to inspire your wanderlust

Here are some of the best travel books to help spark your wanderlust just by turning the page (or tapping the screen) of a stand-out novel.

Read more

Travelers, keep the party going with these 7 tips

Party trips combine two types of fun, but also demand that you pay attention to certain things for maximum joy and minimum problems.

Read more

Change the world: Let travel bring out your inner entrepreneur

Need another great reason to travel the globe? Your next trip may lead to a brilliant new startup idea and kickoff the business journey of a lifetime.

Read more

Colombia at a glance

International dialing code
57
Good to know
Colombia sits on the north end of the South American continent, serving as an almost connector to lands near it (Panama, Venuezela, and Ecaudor being it's closest neighbors). Colombia has huge and busy cities like Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena, and yet the landscape of the country is incredibly deverse. There are desert areas and mountaineous regions, clear waters and starry nights. The country has produced some of the most talented artists, writers, and poets, and it totally makes sense considering the beauty that they grew up around. There are a few places that can give you an initial taste of Colombia. Visit the Tatacoa desert, El Peñón de Guatapé, or the Chichamocha canyon. Of course, these places are only the start to an amazing journey in one of the world's most beautiful countries.
Time zone
UTC−5
Spoken language
Spanish
Cost to avg. transport ticket
US$20.5

Your questions, our answers

The standard voltage in Colombia is 110V. There are two plug types in Colombia: Types A and B.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Colombia: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. There are some rules regarding Yellow Fever vaccinations before a trip to Colombia, so we recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are the most commonly accepted credit cards in Colombia, in all major shops, hotels and restaurants in major cities like Cartagena and Bogota.

These are the holidays celebrated in Colombia:

  • New Year's
  • Epiphany
  • Saint Joseph's Day
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart
  • Independence Day
  • Battle of Boyacá Day
  • Feast of Assumption
  • Columbus Day
  • All Saints' Day
  • Cartagena Independence Day
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas

Transportation types in Colombia

 

Buses in Colombia

 

Consider booking a bus ride for your journey through Colombia. Ultimately, this is a simple service, which provides each globetrotter with all the necessary amenities like comfortable seats, a bathroom, and an air conditioned cabin. A great feature of this service option is that the prices are all mostly in the same ballpark. Whether you're traveling solo or with your family, there's no need to stress about the rumours which follow travel in Colombia. Not only are bus drivers cautious and knowledgeable, but the roads are very safe.

 

Minivans in Colombia

 

Minivans are a perfect option for travel through Colombia. Most of the vans are shared. The shared factor of the vans makes the ticket prices super affordable. If you're traveling with a big group, consider booking in advance in order to save enough seats for yourself. If your journey's duration is multiple hours long, the driver will make a few stops on the way for bathroom use and snack buying.