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There are 3 ways to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) by plane, ferry or bus

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Fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to San Jose (SJO) CTG - SJO

$211 - $431

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus Tica Bus  •  5 days 18 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

$494 - $545

Ferry, bus Expreso Panamá  •  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 City to San José

$494 - $495

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which costs $210 - $440 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which costs $210 - $440 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and San Jose Airport (SJO) is 952 km.

The best way to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 5 days 18 h and costs $490 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cartagena Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 47 min and has one stopover.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) is 1 h behind Cartagena. It is currently 1:26 AM in Cartagena and 12:26 AM in San Jose Airport (SJO).

LATAM Chile, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cartagena Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 546+ hotels available in San Jose Airport (SJO). Prices start at $30 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 San Jose Airport (SJO).
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  • Distance: 595 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cartagena, Colombia and San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile fly from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) hourly.

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
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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
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
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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