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There are 7 ways to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by ferry, bus or plane

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

Ferry, bus  •  5 days 16 h

  1. Take the ferry from Cartagena to Portobelo
  2. Take the bus from Sabanitas to Panama City
  3. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to Changuinola

$484 - $487

Cheapest option

Fly Cartagena to Changuinola  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Changuinola (CHX) CTG - CHX

$74 - $416

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus Tica Bus  •  5 days 22 h

  1. Take the ferry from Cartagena to Portobelo
  2. Take the bus from Sabanitas to Panama City
  3. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  4. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$502 - $556

Fly Cartagena to David, bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to David (DAV) CTG - DAV
  2. Take the bus from David to Changuinola

$310 - $381

Fly Cartagena to San Jose, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to San Jose (SJO) CTG - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$221 - $444

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to David, bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to David (DAV) BAQ - DAV
  3. Take the bus from David to Changuinola

$142 - $694

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to San Jose, bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to San Jose (SJO) BAQ - SJO
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

$108 - $507

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is to fly which costs $70 - $420 and takes 25 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $450 and takes 11 h 23 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is 797 km.

The best way to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 5 days 22 h and costs $500 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 days 16 h to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cartagena Airport to David Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 43 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is 1 h behind Cartagena. It is currently 5:44 PM in Cartagena and 4:44 PM in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Copa Airlines offers flights from Cartagena Airport to David Airport.

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There are 366+ hotels available in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
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  • Distance: 498.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 days 16 h

What companies run services between Cartagena, Colombia and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines, Air Panama and two other airlines fly from Cartagena to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca every 4 hours.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Barranquilla to San Jose via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Barranquilla to San Jose via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Barranquilla to San Jose via Bogota, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cartagena to David via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Barranquilla to David via Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Barranquilla to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Cartagena to Changuinola via Panama City, David, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
21 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Cartagena to Changuinola via Bogota, Armenia, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
25 h 46 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Cartagena to Changuinola via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
28 h 59 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Cartagena to Changuinola via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
31 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Bus operators
UTRACOLPA
Phone
+(507) 983 9091
Bus from Sabanitas to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Panama Albrook to Changuinola
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from San Jose Gran Terminal del Caribe to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from David to Changuinola
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Transportes Marsol
Ferry operators
Blue Sailing
Phone
(57) 310 704 0425
Email
bluesailinginfo@gmail.com
Website
bluesailing.net
Ferry from Cartagena to Portobelo
Ave. Duration
5 days 0 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$450
Schedules at
bluesailing.net

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