There are 6 ways to get from Cali to Cartagena by plane, bus, taxi 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.

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Fly to Cartagena  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Cartagena (CTG) CLO - CTG

$32 - $148

5 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Barranquilla (BAQ) CLO - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$76 - $181

Bus, taxi  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Cartago
  2. Take the bus from Manzanares to Barranca Nueva
  3. Take a taxi from Barranca Nueva to Cartagena

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Cartagena

$44 - $86

Bus Berlinas  •  32 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Bogotá
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to Cartagena Bogota

$47 - $100

Drive  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cali to Cartagena 683 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Cali to Cartagena is to bus which costs $40 - $90 and takes 26 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cali to Cartagena is to fly which costs $30 - $150 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cali to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Cali and arriving at Cartagena via Bogotá. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cali and Cartagena is 782 km. The road distance is 1092.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cali to Cartagena without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 17 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Cali to Cartagena, including transfers.

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Cali to Cartagena bus services, operated by Velotax, depart from Cali station.

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The best way to get from Cali to Cartagena is to fly which takes 3 h 37 min and costs $30 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 26 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Cali to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 488.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Cali, Colombia and Cartagena, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile fly from Cali to Cartagena hourly. Alternatively, Expreso Brasilia operates a bus from Cali to Cartagena twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 26 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cali to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cali to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cali to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cali to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Bus operators
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$9 - $13
Regular
$6 - $9
Bus from Cali to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$55 - $75
Regular
$55 - $80
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Cartago
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Cotaxi
Other operators
Taxi from Barranca Nueva to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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