There are 6 ways to get from Riohacha to Cartagena by bus, car 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

Bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Riohacha to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$27 - $58

5 alternative options

Bus via Santa Marta  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
  2. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  3. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$30 - $63

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Riohacha to Cartagena 245.4 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Riohacha to Cartagena  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Riohacha (RCH) to Cartagena (CTG) RCH - CTG

$92 - $362

Bus to Santa Marta, fly to Cartagena  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
  2. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Cartagena (CTG) SMR - CTG

$65 - $332

Fly Riohacha to Barranquilla, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Riohacha (RCH) to Barranquilla (BAQ) RCH - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$107 - $392

What companies run services between Riohacha, Colombia and Cartagena, Colombia?

You can take a bus from Riohacha to Cartagena via Barranquilla in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. flies from Riohacha to Cartagena 5 times a day.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Riohacha to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Riohacha to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Riohacha to Barranquilla via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Bus operators
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Riohacha to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$17 - $24
Regular
$15 - $21
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$12 - $17
Regular
$9 - $13
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Riohacha to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$12 - $18
Premium
$15 - $21
Mini Van
$15 - $19
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$8 - $12
Premium
$10 - $15
Mini Van
$10 - $13
Bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Riohacha and Cartagena is 312 km. The road distance is 393 km.

The cheapest way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $90 - $370.

No, there is no direct bus from Riohacha to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Riohacha and arriving at Cartagena via Barranquilla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Riohacha to Cartagena, including transfers.