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There are 5 ways to get from Cali to Santa Marta by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Marta  •  4h 38m

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

$81 - $192

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Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  22h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cali to Santa Marta

$29 - $80

3 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5h 43m

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

$73 - $170

Bus Copetran  •  23h 30m

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

$45 - $75

Drive  •  18h 2m

  1. Drive from Cali to Santa Marta 780.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Cali to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $29 - $80 and takes 22h 50m.

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

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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 22h 50m.

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The distance between Cali and Santa Marta is 905 km. The road distance is 1248.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cali to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 22h 50m and costs $29 - $80.

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

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Cali to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Expreso Brasilia, depart from Cali station.

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The best way to get from Cali to Santa Marta is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $80 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $80 and takes 22h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Cali Airport to Santa Marta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 43m.

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Cali to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Expreso Brasilia, arrive at Santa Marta station.

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Map of how to get from Cali to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 565.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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 $29 - $80 and the journey takes 22h 50m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Cali to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cali to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
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
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
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Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Cali to Santa Marta is 1248 km. It takes approximately 18h 2m to drive from Cali to Santa Marta.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cali Airport to Santa Marta Airport.

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There are 1114+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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

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