There are 6 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena by plane, bus or ferry

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

Fly to Cartagena  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Cartagena (CTG) SJO - CTG

$210 - $430

Cheapest option

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Barranquilla (BAQ) SJO - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$147 - $680

4 alternative options

Fly to Santa Marta, bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Santa Marta (SMR) SJO - SMR
  2. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena

$266 - $810

Fly to Corozal, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Corozal (CZU) SJO - CZU
  2. Take the bus from Sincelejo to Cartagena

$255 - $788

Bus Tica Bus, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama Albrook
  2. Take the bus from Panama City to Chepo
  3. Take the ferry from Cartí to San Blas Islands
  4. Take the ferry from San Blas Islands to Cartagena

$726 - $782

Bus EXPRESO PANAMÁ, ferry  •  5 days 22 h

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

$494 - $495

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Cartagena, Colombia?

Copa Airlines, Air Panama and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena hourly.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Santa Marta via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Marta via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Santa Marta via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Santa Marta via Panama City, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Santa Marta via Panama City, Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from San Jose to Corozal via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Corozal via Panama City, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Bus operators
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
Transportes Luz
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Panama City to Chepo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
EXPRESO PANAMÁ
Phone
Tel.: (506) 2221.7694 Fax: (506) 2233.0439
Bus from San José to Panama City
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
expresopanama.com
UTRACOLPA
Phone
+(507) 983 9091
Bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Ferry operators
San Blas Adventures
Email
contact@sanblasadventures.com
Website
sanblasadventures.com
Ferry from Cartí to San Blas Islands
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$302
Schedules at
sanblasadventures.com
Blue Sailing
Phone
(57) 310 704 0425
Email
bluesailinginfo@gmail.com
Website
bluesailing.net
Ferry from San Blas Islands to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
28 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$363
Schedules at
bluesailing.net
Ferry from Portobelo to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 days 0 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$450
Schedules at
bluesailing.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Cartagena is 952 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 3 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $210 - $430.

It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena, including transfers.