There are 5 ways to get from Cartagena to Santa Marta by bus, taxi 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

Bus Transportes Marsol  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta

$17

4 alternative options

Bus Berlinas  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$23 - $45

Bus Berlinas #2  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$23 - $47

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cartagena to Santa Marta 141.6 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta 141.6 miles

$14 - $22

What companies run services between Cartagena, Colombia and Santa Marta, Colombia?

Transportes Marsol operates a bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 4 h.

Bus operators
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9
Other operators
Taxi from Cartagena to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Eurotaxi
Phone
+57 5656 2923
Website
amarillos.co
Teltax
Phone
+57 5660 0000
Website
amarillos.co
Aeropuerto de Crespo
Phone
+57 5666 3709
Website
amarillos.co

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cartagena and Santa Marta is 172 km. The road distance is 226 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $17 and takes 4 h.

The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Santa Marta is to taxi which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $150 - $180.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cartagena and arriving at Santa Marta. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

The bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 4 h including transfers and departs four times a day.