how to go from jardin to salento

How to get from Jardin to Salento Colombia

What was once a very long day and a minimum of 3 buses to get from Jardin to Salento is now a much easier journey.  If your next destination is Salento from Jardin, here are all the details about the buses running this route.  We’ve included the Jardin bus companies running the route to Salento, bus timings, and fares too.  You’ll also find details of how to do this journey in reverse – and go from Salento to Jardin.  This is everything you need to know about the routes of the bus Jardin to Salento

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Where to Stay in Salento

There are a host of places to stay in Salento – here’s our pick of the luxury places to stay in Salento, mid-range places to stay in Salento, and budget accommodation in Salento.

Hotel El Mirador del Cocora, Salento: The Hotel El Mirador is located 400 m away from the center of Salento, and has stunning views of the Cocora Valley. This exclusive hotel’s rooms are equipped with cable TV, a mini-bar, free WiFi, a safety deposit box, and an en-suite bathroom some selected rooms have a balcony overlooking the magnificent view of stunning green landscape, and, if you opt for the right room, you’ll get magnificent wildlife spotting chances too!. Be sure to check out the private hot tub options, they’re amazing! Daily gourmet breakfasts are available at the Hotel El Mirador. Check Hotel El Mirador’s room availability here.

Terrazas de Salento, Salento: The Terrazas de Salento is located on a hilltop overlooking Salento. Terrazas de Salento’s rooms have their own private bathrooms with toiletries and a hairdryer, board games, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, and free access to WiFi. The hotel also offers other facilities such as a game room, a garden, and a family room. The Terrazas de Salento is a great option for a relaxing and fun stay in Salento. Read more reviews and room availability at Terrazas de Salento here.

El Zorzal, Salento: The El Zorzal hostel is located 500 m away from central Salento and offers free WiFi access and daily breakfasts. The rooms at El Zorzal have satellite TV, a seating area, either a shared or private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, and a safe. The hostel also has a shared kitchen, a games room, and a garden for relaxing. El Zorzal is a fantastic place to stay if you plan to self-cater on your visit to Salento.  See room rates at El Zorzal here.

The Easiest Way to Get from Jardin to Salento

The route to get to Salento from Jardin used to take at least 3 buses and took around 10 hours.  In 2019, a new bus route has changed all of this and this is still valid today in August 2022.  You can now take 2 buses, leaving Jardin at 0800 and arriving in Salento at around 1630. You can’t book any of these buses online, you’ll need to go to the bus stations and buy your tickets, but you WILL need to buy in advance, there are limited seats.

  1. Take a bus from Jardin to Rio Sucio at 0800
  2. Arrive in Rio Sucio at 1145 and buy a ticket from Rio Sucio to Salento
  3. Leave Rio Sucio at 1215 and arrive in Salento at 1630

The Quickest Way to Get from Jardin to Salento

The quickest route to get to Salento from Jardin is to take the Coostransio bus from Jardin at 0800 to Rio Sucio.  Buy a ticket with Flota Occidental from Rio Sucio to Salento.  Leave Rio Sucio at 1215 and arrive in Salento at around 1630.

How to Buy Tickets to Get from Jardin to Salento.

How to Buy tickets from Jardin to Rio Sucio

To buy tickets for the bus from Jardin to Salento, first, buy the ticket for the bus from Jardin to Rio Sucio.  The company operating the Jardin-Rio Sucio route is Cootransio.  You can buy tickets directly from their office.  We advise you to book a day in advance to be sure of a seat.  There are allocated seats on this bus, so the earlier you book, the better seat you get.  If you are traveling in a pair we suggest one handles the bigger bags and the other grabs seats.  This is a bumpy mountain road, seats closer to the front are more comfortable.

Cost of Tickets from Jardin to Rio Sucio

Bus tickets from Jardin to Rio Sucio cost 25,000 COP per person. (2022 prices, updated, thanks to Toby)

bus ticket jardin to rio sucio

Cootransio Office in Jardin Map

You can find the Cootransio offices here in Jardin.

cootransio offices jardin

The Coostransio office in Jardin is located at Calle 5, 52 – opposite the Transportes Sureste offices.  It may be co-located with Rapido Ochoa.

Where does the bus from Jardin arrive in Rio Sucio

The bus to Rio Sucio from Jardin arrives at the Rio Sucio bus terminal.

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How to Buy tickets from Rio Sucio to Salento

You can’t buy tickets from Rio Sucio to Salento online. Once you arrive in Rio Sucio, head to the Flota Occidental ticket booth.  This is the first ticket booth as you enter the bus station.  Buy your bus ticket from Rio Sucio to Salento here.  The company operating the Rio Sucio-Salento route is Flota Occidental.  There are no allocated seats on this bus.  If you are traveling in a pair we suggest one handles the bigger bags and the other grabs seats.

Cost of Tickets from Rio Sucio to Salento

Bus tickets from Rio Sucio to Salento cost 36,000 COP per person.  (updated August 2022 – thanks to Toby)

bus ticket rio sucio to salento

Where does the bus from Rio Sucio arrive in Salento

The bus from Rio Sucio to Salento arrives at the Salento bus terminal on the outskirts of Salento.

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How to Go from Salento to Jardin Colombia

To do this journey in reverse – i.e. to get to Jardin to Salento it’s possible to take just 2 buses. So if you’re looking for how to get from Salento to Jardin then keep reading.

There is no single Salento to Jardin bus, it is again 2 buses. The route for the bus Salento to Jardin route is the same in the opposite direction.  First, you will need to take a bus from Salento to Rio Sucio.  Then in Rio Sucio take the bus from Rio Sucio to Jardin.  It is not currently possible to book the Salento Jardin bus route online at all.

Salento to Rio Sucio

The bus that goes to Rio Sucio from Salento is run by Flota Occidental.  It leaves at 0750 each day.  This bus from Salento to Rio Sucio costs 32,000 COP per person.   The bus arrives into Rio Sucio at around 11:30 in time to catch a bus to Jardin.

Rio Sucio to Jardin

There is a 1230 bus from Rio Sucio to Jardin that costs 26,000.  It is a minibus and takes 5 hours to go from Rio Sucio to Jardin.  There is also a 1500 bus to Jardin from Rio Sucio.  This bus costs 20,000 COP per person. Cootransio operates this bus.

FAQS on Travelling From Jardin to Salento

Got questions about traveling from Jardin to Salento? Check out our frequently asked questions about the trip to Salento from Jardin.  If we haven’t answered your questions about how from Jardin to Salento oryou have any further questions please ask in the comments and we’ll update this section.

Is there a Shuttle Bus from Jardin to Salento?

No.  There is no shuttle bus from Jardin to Salento.  It is necessary to take local buses from Jardin to Rio Sucio and then from Rio Sucio to Salento to complete this journey.

Where does the Jardin to Rio Sucio Bus Depart From

The Coostransio bus to Rio Sucio from Jardin departs from the Coostransio office at Calle 5, 52

Is the bus from Jardin to Rio SChivaa chiva?

No.  It is a minivan seating 16-18 people.

cootransio bus from jardin to rio sucio

Is it best to sit on the left or the right from Jardin to Rio Sucio

The best views are on the right-hand side of the bus

Is it best to sit on the left of the right from Rio Sucio to Salento

The best views are on the right-hand side of the bus.

Can you fly from Jardin to ?Salento

No. the nearest airport to Jardin kilometersometres away.  The closest airport to Jardin is Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH / SKMD).  The closest airport to Salento is in Armenia, which is around 1 hour and 45 minutes away.  The nearest airport to Salento is El Eden.

How much does it cost to get from Jardin to Salento

The ticket from Jardin to Rio Sucio costs 25,000 COP.  From Rio Sucio to Salento the cost of the bus ticket is 36,000 COP. These prices are updated in August 2022.

Can you book bus tickets online from Jardin to Salento

No.  It is not possible to book online for the bus journey from Jardin to Salento.

Is it necessary to book tickets for the Jardin to Salento bus in advance

Yes.  There are limited seats on the buses, we recommend booking at least a day in advance

What Are the Roads like from Jardin to Salento?

The route is split into two parts.  First, the road from Jardin to Rio Sucio is an unpaved mountain road.  In the rainy season, it is precarious and the road is very rough. Dodgy roads are one of the key reasons why you need good travel insurance in Colombia. Read our guide here.

road from jardin to rio sucio

From Rio Sucio to Salento the road is good, wind but a properly paved road.

What facilities are there at the Rio Sucio Bus Terminal?

The bus station at Rio Sucio has toilets (8000 COP) and small food stalls where you can buy fruit and empanadas.

Final Words on how to go to Salento from Jardin

We hope that you’ve found this guide on how to get from Jardin to Salento useful.    The Jardin Salento bus route is easy.  Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments!

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