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There are 7 ways to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Marta  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bogota (BOG) to Santa Marta (SMR) BOG - SMR

$53 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus Berlinas  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta Bogotá

$31 - $67

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Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Bogota (BOG) to Barranquilla (BAQ) BOG - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$43 - $143

Fly to Riohacha, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bogota (BOG) to Riohacha (RCH) BOG - RCH
  2. Take the bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta

$86 - $208

Bus Copetran  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bogota to Valledupar
  2. Take the bus from Valledupar to Santa Marta Valledupar

$43 - $76

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta

$42 - $62

Drive  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Bogotá to Santa Marta 597.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $30 - $70 and takes 18 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta is to fly which costs $50 - $160 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta. However, there are services departing from Bogota and arriving at Santa Marta via Valledupar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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The distance between Bogotá and Santa Marta is 738 km. The road distance is 956.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 50 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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Bogotá to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Copetran, depart from Bogota station.

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The best way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $50 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Bogota Airport to Santa Marta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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Bogotá to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Copetran, arrive at Santa Marta station.

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Map of how to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 461.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bogotá, Colombia and Santa Marta, Colombia?

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and VivaColombia fly from Bogotá to Santa Marta hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta via Valledupar in around 12 h 50 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Bogota to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$8 - $11
Premium
$10 - $14
Mini Van
$9 - $12
Bus from Bogota to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$40 - $55
Bus from Valledupar to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$11 - $16
Premium
$13 - $19
Mini Van
$13 - $17
Bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$40 - $60
Premium
$40 - $60
Mini Van
$45 - $60
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$11 - $16
Regular
$8 - $12
Bus from Valledupar to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$15 - $22
Regular
$13 - $19

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Yes, the driving distance between Bogotá to Santa Marta is 956 km. It takes approximately 13 h 43 min to drive from Bogotá to Santa Marta.

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VivaColombia, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Bogota Airport to Santa Marta Airport.

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There are 1134+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bogotá to Bogota Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $7 - $9.

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