There are 2 ways to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) by plane, ferry or bus

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Fly  •  6 h 7 min

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

$211 - $431

1 alternative option

Ferry, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the ferry from Cartagena to San Blas Islands
  2. Take the ferry from San Blas Islands to Cartí
  3. Take the bus from Chepo to Panama City
  4. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus

$725 - $781

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to San Jose Airport (SJO) is to fly which costs $210 - $440 and takes 6 h 7 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 7 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 2 days 1 h and costs $700 - $800.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 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 41 min and has one stopover.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) is 1 h behind Cartagena. It is currently 11:35 AM in Cartagena and 10:35 AM in San Jose Airport (SJO).

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

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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 7 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 two other airlines 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Cartagena to San Jose via Panama City, Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Bus operators
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Chepo to Panama City
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
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 San Blas Islands
Ave. Duration
28 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$363
Schedules at
bluesailing.net
San Blas Adventures
Email
contact@sanblasadventures.com
Website
sanblasadventures.com
Ferry from San Blas Islands to Cartí
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$302
Schedules at
sanblasadventures.com

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