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There are 4 ways to get from Panama City to Santa Marta by plane, bus or ferry

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Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Barranquilla (BAQ) PTY - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$242 - $418

Cheapest option

Fly to Santa Marta  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Santa Marta (SMR) PTY - SMR

$220 - $590

2 alternative options

Fly to Cartagena, bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Cartagena (CTG) PTY - CTG
  2. Take the bus from Cartagena to Taganga

$263 - $443

Bus, ferry  •  5 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
  2. Take the ferry from Portobelo to Cartagena
  3. Take the bus from Cartagena to Taganga

$470 - $471

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The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Santa Marta is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $420 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Santa Marta is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $420 and takes 6h 30m.

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The distance between Panama City and Santa Marta is 634 km.

The best way to get from Panama City to Santa Marta without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 days 9h and costs $470 - $471.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Panama City to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Panama City Airport to Barranquilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Panama City Airport to Barranquilla Airport.

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There are 1114+ hotels available in Santa Marta. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Panama City Airport is to shuttle which takes 50m and costs $75.

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Map of how to get from Panama City to Santa Marta.
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  • Distance: 396 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Santa Marta, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and two other airlines fly from Panama City to Santa Marta hourly.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Panama City to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Panama City to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Panama City to Santa Marta via San Jose, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Panama City to Santa Marta via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Panama City to Santa Marta via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Bus operators
Copetran
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Cartagena to Taganga
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
UTRACOLPA
Phone
+(507) 983 9091
Bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Ferry operators
Blue Sailing
Phone
(57) 310 704 0425
Email
bluesailinginfo@gmail.com
Website
bluesailing.net
Ferry from Portobelo to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 days 0h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$450
Schedules at
bluesailing.net

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