There are 6 ways to get from Maracaibo to Santa Marta by taxi, car, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, drive, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maracaibo to San Benito
  2. Drive from La Candelita to Maicao
  3. Take the bus from Maicao to Santa Marta

$18 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Villa Carmen to Core 3
  2. Take the bus from Core 3 to Terminal El Moján
  3. Take the bus from Terminal El Moján to Paraiguapoa
  4. Drive from Paraiguapoa to Maicao
  5. Take the bus from Maicao to Santa Marta

$16 - $26

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Bus, drive via Playa Bonita  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Core 3 to Playa Bonita
  2. Drive from Playa Bonita to Maicao
  3. Take the bus from Maicao to Santa Marta

$18 - $30

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Core 3 to Terminal El Moján
  2. Take the bus from Terminal El Moján to Paraiguapoa
  3. Take the bus from Maicao to Santa Marta

$21 - $29

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Maracaibo to Santa Marta 234.2 miles

$24 - $40

Drive, fly, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Maracaibo to Valledupar
  2. Fly from Valledupar (VUP) to Barranquilla (BAQ) VUP - BAQ
  3. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$46 - $224

Questions & Answers

The distance between Maracaibo and Santa Marta is 290 km. The road distance is 374.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Maracaibo to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Valledupar Airport to Barranquilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Santa Marta is 1 h behind Maracaibo. It is currently 7:03 AM in Maracaibo and 6:03 AM in Santa Marta.

Yes, the driving distance between Maracaibo to Santa Marta is 375 km. It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to drive from Maracaibo to Santa Marta.

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Easyfly offers flights from Valledupar Airport to Barranquilla Airport.

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There are 1130+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Maracaibo to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 181.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Maracaibo, Venezuela and Santa Marta, Colombia?

You can take a bus from Maracaibo to Santa Marta via Core 3, Terminal El Moján, Paraiguapoa, and Maicao in around 12 h.

Airlines
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Valledupar to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Bus operators
Metro de Maracaibo
Phone
+58(261)7307200
Email
oac@metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Website
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Core 3 to Playa Bonita
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Villa Carmen to Core 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Core 3 to Terminal El Moján
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Terminal El Moján to Paraiguapoa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Empresa Arauca
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Maicao to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$11 - $16
Premium
$13 - $19
Mini Van
$13 - $17
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$5 - $7
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Other operators
Taxi from Maracaibo to San Benito
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$1
Taxi New City
Phone
+58 261-7311585
Taxi Periferico La Limpia
Phone
+58 424-6105054
Taxi Lido Express
Phone
+58 261-5255304

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