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Air

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 (www.copaair.com) has direct flights to Panama twice daily.

Bus

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).