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Pereira's international Aeropuerto Matecaña is 5km west of the city center. It's accessible by MegaBús or urban bus from the bus terminal. A taxi from town costs around COP$15,000. There are numerous daily flights to Bogotá, as well as daily flights to Cartagena and Medellín. Copa ( has direct flights to Panama twice daily.


The bus terminal is 1.5km south of the city center. Many urban buses will take you there in less than 10 minutes. It's a minimum fare by taxi (COP$4500) from the center or the Av Circunvalar.

There are regular departures to Bogotá (COP$48,000 to COP$69,000, nine hours). A number of buses go to Medellín (COP$34,000 to COP$46,000, six hours) and Cali (COP$25,000 to COP$32,000, four hours). Minibuses run every 15 minutes to Armenia (COP$6000 to COP$8000, one hour) and Manizales (COP$11,000, 1¼ hours).