There are 5 ways to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bogotá to Santa Marta

$42 - $72

3 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  4 h 8 min

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

$45 - $143

Bus Copetran  •  12 h 50 min

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

$47 - $78

Drive  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Bogotá to Santa Marta 597.5 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $40 - $75 and takes 19 h 33 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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The distance between Bogotá and Santa Marta is 738 km. The road distance is 956.1 km.

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

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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 best way to get from Bogotá to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 50 min and costs $45 - $80.

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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
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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pinbus.com
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pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Bogota to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
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pinbus.com
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$40 - $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
pinbus.com
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pinbus.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 - $65
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$40 - $60
Premium
$45 - $65
Mini Van
$45 - $60

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