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There are 6 ways to get from Cartagena to Valledupar by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Valledupar

$19 - $35

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Bus via Barranquilla  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla Cartagena
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Valledupar

$9 - $24

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cartagena to Valledupar 230.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cartagena to Valledupar 230.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly from Cartagena  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Valledupar (VUP) CTG - VUP

$94 - $376

Bus to Barranquilla, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cartagena to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Valledupar (VUP) BAQ - VUP

$24 - $189

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The cheapest way to get from Cartagena to Valledupar is to bus which costs $9 - $24 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cartagena to Valledupar is to bus and fly which costs $24 - $190 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cartagena to Valledupar. However, there are services departing from Maria Auxiliadora and arriving at Valledupar via Cartagena and Barranquilla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cartagena and Valledupar is 247 km. The road distance is 368.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Valledupar without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs $19 - $35.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Cartagena to Valledupar, including transfers.

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Cartagena to Valledupar bus services, operated by Transportes Marsol, depart from Cartagena station.

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The best way to get from Cartagena to Valledupar is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs $19 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $90 - $380 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cartagena Airport to Valledupar Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Cartagena to Valledupar bus services, operated by Copetran, arrive at Valledupar station.

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Map of how to get from Cartagena to Valledupar.
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  • Distance: 154.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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

Copetran operates a bus from Cartagena to Valledupar every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 7 h 1 min. Expreso Brasilia also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and VivaColombia fly from Cartagena to Valledupar hourly.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Cartagena to Valledupar via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Barranquilla to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Cartagena to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Bus from Barranquilla to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Cartagena to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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Premium Plus
$21 - $29
Regular
$19 - $27
Bus from Barranquilla to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$17 - $24
Regular
$15 - $22
Transportes Marsol
Other operators
Taxi from Cartagena to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Asocontaxi
Phone
+57 5663 4613
Website
amarillos.co
Taxi Mamonal
Phone
+57 5668 5200
Website
amarillos.co
Aeropuerto de Crespo
Phone
+57 5666 3709
Website
amarillos.co

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Yes, the driving distance between Cartagena to Valledupar is 368 km. It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to drive from Cartagena to Valledupar.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cartagena Airport to Valledupar Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Valledupar. Prices start at $19 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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