Getting there & away
The bus terminal is 2km south of the city center. Urban buses go there from different points in the central area, including Carrera 20A at Calle 17, or take a taxi (US$1.25).
Frequent buses, minibuses and colectivos go to Ipiales (US$2.50 to US$3.50, 1½ to two hours); sit on the left for better views. Plenty of buses ply the spectacular road to Cali (US$14, nine hours). These buses will drop you off in Popayán in six hours. More than a dozen direct buses depart daily to Bogotá (US$35, 22 hours).
While security along the highway has improved, check current conditions.
The airport is 33km north of the city on the road to Cali. Colectivos go there from Calle 18 at Carrera 25 (US$2.50, 45 minutes). Pay the day before your flight at the airline office or at a travel agency, and the colectivo will pick you up from your hotel.