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There are 4 ways to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Riohacha  •  4h

  1. Fly from Bucaramanga (BGA) to Riohacha (RCH) BGA - RCH

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Riohacha
  2. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

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Fly to Valledupar  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Bucaramanga (BGA) to Valledupar (VUP) BGA - VUP

Drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Drive from Bucaramanga to Uribia 678.3 km

Bucaramanga (BGA) to Riohacha (RCH) flights

49 Weekly Planes
5h 32m Average Duration
$71 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira is to bus which costs $38 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira is to fly which costs $75 - $380 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucaramanga to La Guajira. However, there are services departing from Bucaramanga and arriving at Uribia via Riohacha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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The distance between Bucaramanga and La Guajira is 465 km. The road distance is 678.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira without a car is to bus which takes 12h 45m and costs $38.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira, including transfers.

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Bucaramanga to La Guajira bus services, operated by Copetran, depart from Bucaramanga station.

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The best way to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira is to fly which takes 4h and costs $75 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $38 and takes 12h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Bucaramanga Airport to Riohacha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 33m and has one stopover.

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Bucaramanga to La Guajira bus services, operated by Cootrauri, arrive at Uribia station.

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Map of how to get from Bucaramanga to La Guajira.
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  • Distance: 465.1 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Bucaramanga, Colombia and La Guajira, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Viva Air Colombia and LATAM Chile fly from Bucaramanga to Riohacha every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucaramanga to Uribia via Riohacha in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Bucaramanga to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bucaramanga to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Bucaramanga to Valledupar via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Viva Air Colombia
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Bucaramanga to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Bucaramanga to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Cootrauri
Bus from Riohacha to Uribia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cootraunidoss.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucaramanga to La Guajira is 678 km. It takes approximately 10h 34m to drive from Bucaramanga to La Guajira.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Viva Air Colombia offer flights from Bucaramanga Airport to Riohacha Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in La Guajira. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucaramanga to Bucaramanga Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs $7 - $10.

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