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There are 7 ways to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly to Riohacha

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Riohacha (RCH)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

5 alternative options

Fly to Valledupar

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Valledupar (VUP)

Bus via Cartagena

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to Uribia

Drive

  1. Drive from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to Uribia

Cartagena (CTG) to Riohacha (RCH) flights

The flight time between Cartagena (CTG) and Riohacha (RCH) is around 5h 36m and covers a distance of around 307 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 30m. Services are operated by Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Viva Air Colombia, Copa Airlines and others. Typically 70 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

70 Weekly Planes
5h 36m Average Duration
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Cartagena Airport (CTG) → La Guajira
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Guajira is 018000955590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Guajira is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Guajira is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 018000955590.

Last updated: 17 Jan 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira is to bus, which costs $25 - $40 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira is to fly which costs $50 - $290 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira. However, there are services departing from Carrera 4 and arriving at Uribia via Cartagena, Barranquilla and Riohacha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Cartagena Airport (CTG) and La Guajira is 330 km. The road distance is 477.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira without a car is to bus via Cartagena which takes 7h 53m and costs $25 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira, including transfers.

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Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira bus services, operated by Transportes Marsol, depart from Cartagena station.

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The best way to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs $50 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus via Cartagena, which costs $25 - $50 and takes 7h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Cartagena Airport to Riohacha Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 51m and has one stopover.

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Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira bus services, operated by Cootrauri, arrive at Uribia station.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira.
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  • Distance: 330.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Cartagena Airport (CTG), Colombia and La Guajira, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Viva Air Colombia and two other airlines fly from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to Riohacha every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to Uribia via Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Riohacha in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cartagena to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Cartagena to Riohacha via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cartagena to Riohacha via Panama City, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Cartagena to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Viva Air Colombia
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Cartagena to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Torcoroma
Phone
5 2814445
Email
servicioalcliente@torcoroma.com.co
Website
torcoroma.com.co
Bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cootrauri
Bus from Riohacha to Uribia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cootraunidoss.com
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 300 808-3147
Email
reservas@transportemarsol.net
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to Uribia
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Taxi Mamonal
Phone
+57 5668 5200
Website
amarillos.co
Asocontaxi
Phone
+57 5663 4613
Website
amarillos.co
Aeropuerto de Crespo
Phone
+57 5666 3709
Website
amarillos.co

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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira is 477 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Cartagena Airport (CTG) to La Guajira.

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Copa Airlines, Viva Air Colombia and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cartagena Airport to Riohacha Airport.

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