There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Taxi, drive, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maracaibo to La Candelita
  2. Drive from Cañada del Indio to Maicao
  3. Take the bus from Maicao to Santa Marta

$20 - $32

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

$18 - $28

5 alternative options

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

$20 - $32

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 to Valledupar, 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 - $226

Fly from Maracaibo, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Maracaibo (MAR) to Barranquilla (BAQ) MAR - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$129 - $767

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maracaibo to Santa Marta is to bus and drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 11 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maracaibo to Santa Marta is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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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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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
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Maracaibo to Barranquilla via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Maracaibo to Barranquilla via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
$12 - $20
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$12 - $17
Premium
$14 - $20
Mini Van
$14 - $18
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9
Other operators
Taxi from Maracaibo to La Candelita
Ave. Duration
52 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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