There are 9 ways to get from Manizales to Cartagena by bus, plane, taxi, car ferry 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 to Pereira, fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Pereira
  2. Fly from Pereira (PEI) to Cartagena (CTG) PEI - CTG

$29 - $145

8 alternative options

Fly from Manizales  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Cartagena (CTG) MZL - CTG

$85 - $350

Bus to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, fly  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín
  2. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Cartagena (CTG) MDE - CTG

$38 - $134

Taxi, bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manizales to Manzanares
  2. Take the bus from Manzanares to Barranca Nueva
  3. Take a taxi from Barranca Nueva to Cartagena

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Honda
  2. Take the bus from Honda to Chinú
  3. Take the bus from Sincelejo to Cartagena

$72 - $124

Bus via Yarumal  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín
  2. Take the bus from Medellín to Yarumal
  3. Take the bus from Yarumal to Cartagena

Bus, car ferry  •  19 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín
  2. Take the car ferry from Terminal Norte to Sincelejo
  3. Take the bus from Sincelejo to Cartagena

Bus Berlinas  •  22 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Honda
  2. Take the bus from Honda to Cartagena

$61 - $86

Drive  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Manizales to Cartagena 543.2 miles

$55 - $85

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Easyfly and two other airlines fly from Manizales to Cartagena hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manizales to Cartagena via Honda, Chinú, Chinu, Sincelejo, and Cartagena in around 14 h 8 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Pereira to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Pereira to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Manizales to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Manizales to Cartagena via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Manizales to Cartagena via Bogota, Pereira
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Pereira to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Manizales to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Pereira to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bus operators
Autolegal
Phone
0057 (4) 361-0947
Email
autolegal.gerencia@gmail.com
Bus from Manizales to Medellín
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Cotaxi
Rio tax
Phone
+57 (68) 8572440
Bus from Manizales to Honda
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Manizales to Honda
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$8 - $12
Premium
$10 - $15
Mini Van
$10 - $13
Transportes Luz
Transportes Yameya
Phone
0057 4 2600403
Website
yameya.co
Bus from Medellín to Yarumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yameya.co
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Medellín
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Coopuertos
Phone
0057 3162714173
Bus from Manizales to Honda
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Ferry operators
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Car ferry from Terminal Norte to Sincelejo
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manizales to Manzanares
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Tax La Feria Manizales
Phone
+57 6882 8912
Website
taxlaferia.com
Almacenes La 14
Phone
+57 6884 7878
Citytaxi Manizales
Phone
+57 6885 2300
Website
citytaxiapp.co

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manizales to Cartagena?

The distance between Manizales and Cartagena is 593 km. The road distance is 869 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manizales to Cartagena?

The cheapest way to get from Manizales to Cartagena is to bus and fly which costs $28 - $150 and takes 4 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manizales to Cartagena?

The quickest way to get from Manizales to Cartagena is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $28 - $150.

Is there a direct bus between Manizales and Cartagena?

No, there is no direct bus from Manizales to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Manizales and arriving at Cartagena via Honda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Manizales to Cartagena?

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Manizales to Cartagena, including transfers.