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By Plane: Palonegro International airport sits on a hill 30km west of the city center. Avianca (www.avianca.com) has flights to most large cities in Colombia, while LATAM (www.latam.com), Aero Mexico (www.aeromexico.com), and Copa Airlines (www.copaair.com) connect to regional destinations like Panama City and Mexico City. Taxis to the center from the airport run about COP$40,000.

By Bus: The Terminal de Transportes (www.terminalbucaramanga.com) is in the southwest corner of the city. Most long-distance routes are run by Copetran (www.copetran.com.co), which has direct service to Bogotá (10 hr.), Cartagena (13 hr.), and Santa Marta (11 hr.). Smaller companies have frequent service to regional destinations like San Gil (1 1/2 hr.) and Barichara (3 hr.).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.