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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.

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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.

Avianca and Satena currently service Pasto, with daily flights to Bogotá and Cali and connections to other cities.

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