There are 3 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 55 min

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

$210 - $430

Cheapest option

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$146 - $679

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Cartagena is Cartagena (CTG) Airport which is 5.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Barranquilla (BAQ) (97.2 km), Santa Marta (SMR) (161.1 km), Monteria (MTR) (178.9 km) and Valledupar (VUP) (247.9 km).

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 595 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Air Panama, Copa Airlines 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
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Bogota, Cali
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book 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
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

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