How to get from Villa de Leyva to Bogota

Did you discover all of Villa de Leyva’s colonial gems? Have you learned all about the important colonial history in a small town, where relaxation is key? Are you ready to check out Colombia’s vibrant capital? Make your way to Bogota, where you can experience urban Colombian culture at its finest. With all the museums, gastronomic masterpieces, and endless salsa clubs, Bogota will be an exciting addition to your Colombian adventure! But what is the best way to get from Villa de Leyva to Bogota?

How Do I Get From Villa de Leyva to Bogota?

Villa de Leyva to Bogota are about 165 km apart and driving time is about 2.5 hours.

There are a couple ways to get from Villa de Leyva to Bogota, while there is no train, nor a local airport, you have the option of taking one of the local bus companies or using a private car service. For travelers on a budget, the local buses from Villa de Leyva to Bogota will be the cheapest option, but if you prefer convenience and comfort, a private transfer from Villa de Leyva to Bogota is recommended. 

Villa de Leyva to Bogota by Bus

When taking one of the local bus companies, it is important to note that there are a handful of companies, some require direct contact for price inquiries, the companies mentioned below are the most transparent. There are many buses that depart Villa de Leyva throughout the day, we recommend checking the bus schedule at the bus terminal. To buy your ticket, you will most likely buy it on the day of your journey in cash, as most companies do not take reservations. You will need to go to the Villa de Leyva Transport Terminal and go to the ticket office. companies you will be looking for are Valle de Tenza and Reina, with the first bus leaving at 4:30 AM and the last bus leaving at 5:00 PM and the tickets cost about 6 EUR. 

Time IntervalsIntervals throughout the day
First/Last Departure~4:30 AM/5:00 PM
Average Price€6
Distance ~165 km
Duration~4-5 hr
Operating CompaniesValle de Tenza and Reina

Villa de Leyva to Bogota by Taxi

Going from Villa de Leyva by taxi is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for traveling place to place. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Villa de Leyva and be driven to your destination in Bogota, no bus stops, no crowding, no confusion. Daytrip is a great option since they let you choose to stop and see some sites along the way! A trip from Villa de Leyva can include stops at…

  • Convent of Santo Ecce Homo
  • Raquira
  • Nemocon Salt Mine
  • Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
  • Jaime Duque Park

With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Villa de Leyva to Bogota, click here!

Going the other direction? Check our guide on: Bogota to Villa de Leyva

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