Tunja is a city in northeast Colombia and the capital of the Boyacá department. It is very much a college town, with several universities despite its small size. With an elevation of 2,820 m (9,250 ft) Tunja has a chilly highland climate.

Get in

The bus terminal is located at the bottom of the hill where the main plaza is. Collectivos to the surrounding cities leave from upstairs.

Get around

Taxis are plentiful, with a minimum fare of $3.000. Most trips within the city won't cost more than $4.000. tel: 3102183305

Minibuses are usually $1.400, and go pretty much everywhere.


There's a cool old train station on Avenida Norte. It's fallen into disrepair, but looks like they might be working on restoring rail service.




All nightlife closes at 1:30 AM, Sundays being rather dead.


Dozens of options between the bus terminal and Plaza Bolivar, and somewhat beyond.

Go next

Bogotá is 2 to 3 hours away, $17.000.

Villa de Leyva, one of the nicest colonial towns in Colombia, is 45 minutes to an hour away, take a minibus from the terminal, $6.000.

Paipa has a natural hot springs, with waterpark and spa. 45 minutes by bus, $4.000.

San Gil is the capital of extreme sports in Colombia, and is 4 hours away.

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