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

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Fly to Cartagena  •  3 h 30 min

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

$32 - $148

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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

$77 - $181

Bus, taxi  •  17 h 36 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 Berlinas  •  24 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Ibagué
  2. Take the bus from Ibagué to Honda
  3. Take the bus from Honda to Cartagena

$47 - $116

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Cartagena

$43 - $85

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 - $85 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 30 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 Ibagué and Honda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 34 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 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 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 30 min and costs $30 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 24 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Cali Airport to Cartagena Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Cali to Cartagena bus services, operated by Berlinas, arrive at Cartagena station.

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Map of how to get from Cali to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 488.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from Cali to Cartagena hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cali to Cartagena via Ibagué and Honda in around 24 h 34 min.

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 35 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 Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cali to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cali to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cali to Cartagena via Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $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
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$50 - $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
Expreso Palmira
Phone
+57 321 8903597
Email
ventasonline@expresopalmira.com.co
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Cali to Ibague
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$18 - $26
Premium (S26)
$31 - $35
Transpurificación
Phone
+57 320 2227722
Website
transportespurificacion.co
Bus from Ibagué to Honda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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Coomotor
Phone
01-8000-910293
Email
calidad@coomotor.com.co
Website
coomotor.com.co
Bus from Ibagué to Honda
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
coomotor.com.co
Regular
$7 - $11
Regular + WiFi
$8 - $11
Premium
$9 - $12
Other operators
Taxi from Barranca Nueva to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Cali to Cartagena is 1093 km. It takes approximately 15 h 56 min to drive from Cali to Cartagena.

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Copa Airlines, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cali Airport to Cartagena Airport.

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There are 1421+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cali to Cali Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $1 - $8.

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