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There are 7 ways to get from Cartagena to Medellín by plane, bus or car

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Fly Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  3 h 47 min

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

$55 - $387

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Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Medellín Cartagena

$29 - $56

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Fly Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  3 h 51 min

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

$35 - $131

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  6 h 35 min

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

$40 - $144

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

$126 - $450

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  12 h 43 min

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

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Medellín 404.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to bus which costs $29 - $60 and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to fly which costs $50 - $390 and takes 3 h 47 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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The best way to get from Cartagena to Medellín without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Cartagena to Medellín, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $50 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 43 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena to Medellín is 648 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Cartagena to Medellín.

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LATAM Chile, VivaColombia, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines offer flights from Cartagena Airport to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport.

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There are 1059+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Medellín.
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  • Distance: 288.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

Easyfly, LATAM Chile and three other airlines fly from Cartagena to Medellín every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cartagena to Medellín via Cartagena and Yarumal in around 12 h 43 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $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
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 Pereira
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Corozal to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
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
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Bus operators
Transportes Marsol
Transportes Luz
Torcoroma
Phone
5 2814445
Email
servicioalcliente@torcoroma.com.co
Website
torcoroma.com.co
Bus from Cartagena to Sincelejo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
torcoroma.com.co
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Cartagena to Yarumal
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$28 - $40
Regular
$27 - $40
Bus from Cartagena to Medellín
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$30 - $50
Regular
$30 - $50
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
Rapido Ochoa

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Cartagena Airport is to bus which takes 26 min and costs $1.

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