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

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Fly to Santa Marta  •  4h 10m

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

$60 - $175

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Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  16h 48m

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

$22 - $56

4 alternative options

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  5h 11m

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

$44 - $153

Bus Copetran  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Santa Marta

$26 - $40

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Yarumal
  2. Take the bus from Yarumal to Santa Marta Yarumal / ...

$24 - $45

Drive  •  11h 29m

  1. Drive from Medellín to Santa Marta 499 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $26 - $40 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta is to fly which costs $55 - $180 and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Medellín and arriving at Santa Marta. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 30m.

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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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The best way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 14h 30m and costs $26 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Medellín to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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Medellín to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Copetran, depart from Medellín station.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs $55 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Santa Marta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Medellín to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Copetran, arrive at Santa Marta station.

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Aeropostal fly from Medellín to Santa Marta every 4 hours. Alternatively, Copetran operates a bus from Medellín to Santa Marta twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 14h 30m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Aeropostal
Website
aeropostal.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
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
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
copetran.com
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Transportes Yameya
Phone
0057 4 2600403
Website
yameya.co
Bus from Medellín to Yarumal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yameya.co
Rapido Ochoa

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Yes, the driving distance between Medellín to Santa Marta is 798 km. It takes approximately 11h 29m to drive from Medellín to Santa Marta.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and Aeropostal offer flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Santa Marta Airport.

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There are 1133+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Medellín to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport is to shuttle which takes 45m and costs $10.

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