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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.

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Fly to Cartagena  •  4 h 29 min

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

$218 - $424

Cheapest option

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$136 - $664

4 alternative options

Fly to Corozal, bus  •  8 h 6 min

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

$242 - $783

Fly to Monteria, bus  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Monteria (MTR) SJO - MTR
  2. Take the bus from Cereté to Cartagena

$241 - $779

Bus Tica Bus, ferry  •  5 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
  2. Take the bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
  3. Take the ferry from Portobelo to Cartagena

$494 - $545

Bus Expreso Panamá, ferry  •  5 days 20 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 4 h 29 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 4 h 29 min.

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

The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 days 18 h and costs $490 - $550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Cartagena Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Cartagena is 1 h ahead of San Jose Airport (SJO). It is currently 11:08 PM in San Jose Airport (SJO) and 12:08 AM in Cartagena.

Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Jose Airport to Cartagena Airport.

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There are 1400+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Cartagena.
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  • Distance: 595 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

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
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Corozal via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Monteria via Bogota
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Monteria via San Salvador, Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Monteria via Bogota, Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Cartagena via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from San Jose to Corozal via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Barranquilla via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Bus operators
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
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 Cereté to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$15 - $21
Regular
$13 - $18
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
copetran.com
Book at
copetran.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$7 - $9
Transportes Luz
Torcoroma
Phone
5 2814445
Email
servicioalcliente@torcoroma.com.co
Website
torcoroma.com.co
Bus from Sincelejo to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
torcoroma.com.co
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.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
Blue Sailing
Phone
(57) 310 704 0425
Email
bluesailinginfo@gmail.com
Website
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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