There are 8 ways to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga by plane, bus or car

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 Santa Marta to Bucaramanga  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Bucaramanga (BGA) SMR - BGA

$96 - $296

Cheapest option

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Bosconia
  2. Take the bus from Bosconia to Bucaramanga

$23 - $52

6 alternative options

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Bucaramanga  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Bucaramanga (BGA) BAQ - BGA

$109 - $316

Bus to Cartagena, fly to Bucaramanga  •  7 h 51 min

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

$93 - $288

Fly Santa Marta to Barrancabermeja, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Barrancabermeja (EJA) SMR - EJA
  2. Take the bus from Barrancabermeja to Bucaramanga

$107 - $361

Bus Berlinas  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga

$35 - $55

Bus Copetran  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Aguachica
  2. Take the bus from Aguachica to Bucaramanga

$30 - $40

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga 337.2 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Santa Marta, Colombia and Bucaramanga, Colombia?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and two other airlines fly from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga hourly. Alternatively, Berlinas operates a bus from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Barranquilla to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Cartagena to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Santa Marta to Barrancabermeja via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Santa Marta to Barrancabermeja via Cali, Bogota
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Cartagena to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Barranquilla to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $220
Flights from Cartagena to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Cartagena to Bucaramanga via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$8 - $12
Mini Van
$7 - $9
Bus from Santa Marta to Aguachica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$18 - $26
Premium
$21 - $29
Mini Van
$21 - $27
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
Cotrasangil
Phone
7243562
Email
servicioalcliente@cotrasangil.com
Website
cotrasangil.com
Bus from Barrancabermeja to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
cotrasangil.com
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Bosconia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$12 - $18
Regular
$9 - $13
Bus from Bosconia to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$24 - $35
Regular
$22 - $35
Cotragua
Phone
(57) (75) 5625345
Bus from Aguachica to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
terminalbucaramanga.com
Cotranal
Phone
(+57) 7 5682359 / 5682562
Website
cotranal.com
Bus from Aguachica to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cotranal.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga?

The distance between Santa Marta and Bucaramanga is 474 km. The road distance is 540 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga is to bus which costs $29 - $40 and takes 13 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga?

The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $100 - $320.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Marta and Bucaramanga?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Bucaramanga. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga?

It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Santa Marta to Bucaramanga, including transfers.