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

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

Bus Berlinas  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Bosconia
  2. Take the bus from Bosconia to Santa Marta

$23 - $49

5 alternative options

Bus Copetran  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Aguachica
  2. Take the bus from Aguachica to Santa Marta

$29 - $40

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta 336.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Santa Marta  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bucaramanga (BGA) to Santa Marta (SMR) BGA - SMR

$95 - $295

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5 h 25 min

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

$107 - $315

Fly to Cartagena, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bucaramanga (BGA) to Cartagena (CTG) BGA - CTG
  2. Take the bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta

$92 - $287

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

Berlinas operates a bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and VivaColombia fly from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta hourly.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Bucaramanga to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Bucaramanga to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Bucaramanga to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $210
Flights from Bucaramanga to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $220
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Bus operators
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to Bosconia
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$23 - $35
Regular
$21 - $30
Bus from Bosconia to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$12 - $17
Regular
$9 - $13
Cotragua
Phone
(57) (75) 5625345
Bus from Bucaramanga to Aguachica
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
terminalbucaramanga.com
Cotranal
Phone
(+57) 7 5682359 / 5682562
Website
cotranal.com
Bus from Bucaramanga to Aguachica
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cotranal.com
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Aguachica to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$18 - $25
Premium
$20 - $29
Mini Van
$21 - $26
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucaramanga and Santa Marta is 474 km. The road distance is 539 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 13 h.

The quickest way to get from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $100 - $320.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucaramanga and arriving at Santa Marta. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

The bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta takes 8 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.