There are 8 ways to get from Riohacha to Cartagena by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 52 min

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

$17 - $43

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Bus via Santa Marta  •  7 h 2 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

$20 - $47

Bus #2  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Riohacha to Cartagena

$18 - $37

Taxi  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Riohacha to Cartagena 245.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Riohacha to Cartagena 245.4 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Riohacha to Cartagena  •  4 h 52 min

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

$93 - $363

Fly Riohacha to Barranquilla, bus  •  6 h 41 min

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

$97 - $376

Bus to Santa Marta, fly to Cartagena  •  7 h 28 min

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

$65 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena is to bus which costs $18 - $40 and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena is to fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Riohacha and Cartagena is 312 km. The road distance is 392.7 km.

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The best way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $16 - $45.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Riohacha to Cartagena, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Riohacha to Cartagena is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $16 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $90 - $370 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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There is no direct flight from Riohacha Airport to Cartagena Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riohacha to Cartagena is 393 km. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Riohacha to Cartagena.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offers flights from Riohacha Airport to Cartagena Airport.

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There are 1341+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Riohacha to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 194.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Riohacha to Cartagena via Barranquilla and Cartagena in around 6 h 52 min. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. flies from Riohacha to Cartagena every 3 hours.

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 Riohacha to Cartagena via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Riohacha to Cartagena via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
6 h 26 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
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
$9 - $23
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$16 - $23
Regular
$14 - $20
Bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$9 - $13
Regular
$6 - $9
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$12 - $17
Regular
$9 - $13
Bus from Riohacha to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
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expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$22 - $30
Regular
$20 - $29
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 - $20
Schedules at
pinbus.com
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pinbus.com
Regular
$12 - $17
Premium
$14 - $20
Mini Van
$14 - $18
Bus from Riohacha to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
pinbus.com
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pinbus.com
Regular
$8 - $11
Premium
$10 - $14
Mini Van
$9 - $12
Bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
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pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Riohacha to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$17 - $24
Premium
$19 - $27
Mini Van
$20 - $25
Other operators
Taxi from Riohacha to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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The best way to get from Riohacha to Riohacha Airport is to taxi which takes 3 min and costs $2 - $3.

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