Explore 3 ways to travel

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Recommended option

Fly to Santa Marta  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Cali (CLO) to Santa Marta (SMR) CLO - SMR

$82 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Santa Marta

$50 - $100

3 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5 h 38 min

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

$74 - $174

Bus Copetran  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Medellín
  2. Take the bus from Medellín to Santa Marta

$56 - $90

Drive  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cali to Santa Marta 780.1 miles

$80 - $120

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile fly from Cali to Santa Marta hourly. Alternatively, Expreso Brasilia operates a bus from Cali to Santa Marta once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 22 h 50 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9
Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$40 - $55
Empresa Arauca

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cali and Santa Marta is 905 km. The road distance is 1248 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cali to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $50 - $100 and takes 22 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Cali to Santa Marta is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $80 - $200.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cali and arriving at Santa Marta. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Cali to Santa Marta, including transfers.