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Getting There & Away

Minibuses run to/from Armenia every 20 minutes (COP$4500, 45 minutes, 5:20am to 8pm). Armenia buses run along a route through the town and pass the plaza before leaving from the Salento Transport Office (though on weekends you'll have to go direct to the bus office). You can also take a taxi direct from Armenia (30 minutes, COP$85,000).

There is a direct bus service from the terminal in Pereira to Salento (COP$6500, 1½ hours) at 6:50am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm on weekdays, and 6:50am, 7:30am and then hourly until 5:30pm on weekends. Buses leave the Salento Transport Office for Pereira three times daily on weekdays and hourly on weekends. Coming from Pereira, you can also take an Armenia-bound bus to Las Flores and cross the road to grab a Salento-bound bus from Armenia.

Flota Occidental runs four express vans per day direct between Medellín and Salento (COP$47,000, seven hours). Vans depart from the Terminal del Sur in Medelllín at 9am, 11am and 1pm. From Salento vans leave the transport office at 8am, 10am, noon and 4pm. Buy tickets in advance to be sure of getting a spot.