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There are 6 ways to get from Manizales to La Guajira by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly Manizales to Riohacha

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Riohacha (RCH)

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Fly Pereira to Riohacha

  1. Fly from Pereira (PEI) to Riohacha (RCH)

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Fly Manizales to Valledupar

  1. Fly from Manizales (MZL) to Valledupar (VUP)

Taxi, bus

  1. Take a taxi from Manizales to Honda
  2. Take the bus from Honda to Riohacha
  3. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Manizales to Medellín Sur
  2. Take the bus from Medellín to Aguachica
  3. Take the bus from Aguachica to Riohacha
  4. Take the bus from Riohacha to Uribia

Drive

  1. Drive from Manizales to Uribia
Manizales → La Guajira
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Guajira is 018000955590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Guajira is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Guajira is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 018000955590.

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The cheapest way to get from Manizales to La Guajira is to bus which costs $65 - $75 and takes 27h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Manizales to La Guajira is to fly which costs $75 - $360 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manizales to La Guajira. However, there are services departing from Manizales and arriving at Uribia via Medellín, Aguachica and Riohacha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 35m.

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The distance between Manizales and La Guajira is 761 km. The road distance is 1068.9 km.

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The best way to get from Manizales to La Guajira without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 19h 17m and costs $75 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Manizales to La Guajira, including transfers.

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Manizales to La Guajira bus services, operated by Empresa Arauca, depart from Manizales station.

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The best way to get from Manizales to La Guajira is to fly which takes 3h 30m and costs $75 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $75 and takes 27h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Manizales Airport to Riohacha Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 8m and has one stopover.

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Manizales to La Guajira bus services, operated by Cootrauri, arrive at Uribia station.

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Map of how to get from Manizales to La Guajira.
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  • Distance: 760.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Manizales, Colombia and La Guajira, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Viva Air Colombia and Easyfly fly from Manizales to Riohacha twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manizales to Uribia via Medellín, Aguachica, and Riohacha in around 27h 35m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Manizales to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manizales to Valledupar via Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Pereira to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Viva Air Colombia
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Manizales to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Pereira to Riohacha via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Bus operators
Cootrauri
Bus from Riohacha to Uribia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cootraunidoss.com
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Manizales to Medellín Sur
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co
Autolegal
Phone
0057 (4) 361-0947
Email
autolegal.gerencia@gmail.com
Bus from Manizales to Medellín
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
terminaldemanizales.com.co
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Medellín to Aguachica
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Bus from Aguachica to Riohacha
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manizales to Honda
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Taxis Libres
Phone
+57 6890 0114
Taxi Flota El Ruiz
Phone
+57 6 8824253
Tax La Feria Manizales
Phone
+57 6882 8912
Website
taxlaferia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manizales to La Guajira is 1069 km. It takes approximately 16h 6m to drive from Manizales to La Guajira.

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Viva Air Colombia, Easyfly and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Manizales Airport to Riohacha Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in La Guajira. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manizales to Manizales Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $4 - $6.

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