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How to arrive to Manizales

Manizales has its own airport of seven flights from Bogota, however, the best way to get to Manizales is through the Matecaña International Airport, located in the city of Pereira, about 57 km away from Manizales (an hour’s journey) Since in this airport there are more frequencies of flights and connections. There are flights from Pereira to and from Bogota and Panama for connections to other countries. There are more than 14 daily flights from Bogota to Pereira.

People who are in the country and wish to travel by land, must take into account that Manizales is connected by road with some of the main cities of the country such as Bogota, Medellin, Cali and the rest of the Coffee Hub. The distances to these cities are mentioned below:

             190 km from Medellín

             260 km from Cali

             300 km from Bogotá

             50 Km from Pereira

             95 Km from Armenia


The taxi from Pereira Airport to Manizales costs $ 58 ($ 170,000 Colombian Pesos) and can accommodate up to four passengers. However, there is also the option of taking public bus or private transport, as shown in the following table:

Taxi Airport $170.000 US$ 57.88
Public Bus You should take a taxi from the airport to the Pereira terminal (approx $ 12,000 COP) and then take the bus to Manizales (approx $ 12,000 COP) $24.000 US$ 8.17
Private Transport Airport. Must be requested in advance. $190.000 US$ 64.69