There are 7 ways to get from Medellín to Santa Marta by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Marta  •  4 h 12 min

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

$60 - $175

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Santa Marta

$30 - $55

5 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

$45 - $154

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

$47 - $91

Bus, Rey Dorado  •  15 h 45 min

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

$40 - $60

Bus Empresa Arauca  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Medellín to Santa Marta

$36 - $81

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Medellín to Santa Marta 499 miles

$50 - $80

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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 14 h 30 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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The best way to get from Medellín to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min 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 4 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport to Santa Marta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Medellín to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Medellín to Santa Marta via Aguas Claras and Barranquilla in around 10 h 37 min.

Airlines
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 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
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Medellin Jose Marie Cordova to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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 - $10
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$5 - $7
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$30 - $50
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$35 - $50
Transportes Yameya
Phone
0057 4 2600403
Website
yameya.co
Bus from Medellín to Yarumal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yameya.co
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Medellín to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co

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There are 1130+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $17 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 45 min and costs .

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