There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Fly 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  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Medellín

$38 - $74

5 alternative options

Fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  3 h 28 min

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

$53 - $140

Bus via Sincelejo  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Sincelejo
  2. Take the bus from Sincelejo to Caucasia
  3. Take the bus from Caucasia to Medellín

$60 - $86

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

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

Easyfly, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and three other airlines fly from Cartagena to Medellín every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cartagena to Medellín via Cartagena, Sincelejo, and Caucasia in around 11 h 37 min.

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
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
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 Pereira
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Cartagena to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
Bus operators
Transportes Luz
Torcoroma
Phone
5 2814445
Email
servicioalcliente@torcoroma.com.co
Website
torcoroma.com.co
Bus from Sincelejo to Caucasia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
torcoroma.com.co
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Sincelejo to Caucasia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Caucasia to Medellín
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Book at
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Cartagena to Medellín
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$30 - $45
Regular
$29 - $45
Bus from Cartagena to Medellín
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$35 - $55
Regular
$35 - $55
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cartagena to Medellín?

The distance between Cartagena and Medellín is 461 km. The road distance is 648 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín?

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín is to bus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 14 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cartagena to Medellín?

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

How long does it take to get from Cartagena to Medellín?

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