There are 8 ways to get from Cartagena to Medellín by plane, bus, car ferry 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 Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) CTG - EOH

$55 - $385

Cheapest option

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Medellín Via Medellin

$40 - $66

6 alternative options

Fly Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) CTG - MDE

$51 - $138

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) BAQ - MDE

$74 - $193

Bus to Corozal, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Sincelejo
  2. Fly from Corozal (CZU) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) CZU - EOH

$135 - $450

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Yarumal
  2. Take the bus from Yarumal to Medellín

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Sincelejo Montería
  2. Take the car ferry from Sincelejo to Terminal Norte

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Medellín 404.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 12 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to fly which costs $55 - $390 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Medellín is 461 km. The road distance is 647.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Cartagena to Medellín, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cartagena Airport to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Medellín.
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  • Distance: 288.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

Easyfly, VivaColombia and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Cartagena to Medellín 3 times a day. Alternatively, Rapido Ochoa operates a bus from Cartagena to Medellín 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 12 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Monteria
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bucaramanga, Cucuta
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Pereira
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Corozal to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bus operators
Transportes Luz
Transportes Yameya
Phone
0057 4 2600403
Website
yameya.co
Bus from Yarumal to Medellín
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yameya.co
Ferry operators
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Car ferry from Sincelejo to Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com

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