There are 6 ways to get from Medellín to Santa Marta by plane, bus, 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

Fly to Santa Marta  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Santa Marta (SMR) MDE - SMR

$79 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Santa Marta Via Santa Marta

$35 - $75

4 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) to Barranquilla (BAQ) MDE - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$63 - $174

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Aguas Claras to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$51 - $99

Car ferry, bus  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Terminal Norte to Sincelejo
  2. Take the bus from Sincelejo to Santa Marta

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Medellín to Santa Marta 499 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta is to fly which costs $75 - $200 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Medellín and Santa Marta is 575 km. The road distance is 798.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Medellín to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Medellín and arriving at Santa Marta. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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What companies run services between Medellín, Colombia and Santa Marta, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., VivaColombia and LATAM Chile fly from Medellín to Santa Marta every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Medellín to Santa Marta via Aguas Claras and Barranquilla in around 10 h 37 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
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
Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$40 - $55
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Sincelejo to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
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

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