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

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

Bus, drive  •  23 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Maicao
  2. Drive from Maicao to Cañada del Indio
  3. Take the bus from Cañada del Indio to Core 3
  4. Take the bus from Maracaibo to Caracas

$26 - $37

7 alternative options

Bus Expresos Occidente C.A.  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Cúcuta
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio del Táchira to Caracas - La Bandera

$35 - $51

Bus Expresos Los Llanos  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Cúcuta
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Privado Expresos Los Llanos, San Cristobal to Terminal Privado Expresos Los Llanos, Caracas Via Caracas

$33 - $48

Drive  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Caracas 663.4 miles

$65 - $110

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Caracas  •  11 h 55 min

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

$189 - $405

Fly Santa Marta to Caracas  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Caracas (CCS) SMR - CCS

$196 - $406

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Valencia, bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Valencia (VLN) BAQ - VLN
  3. Take the bus from Valencia to Caracas

$120 - $616

Bus, drive, bus to Maracaibo, fly to Caracas  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Maicao
  2. Drive from Maicao to Plaza Carrasquero
  3. Take the bus from Plaza Carrasquero to Core 3
  4. Fly from Maracaibo (MAR) to Caracas (CCS) MAR - CCS

$53 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Caracas is to bus and drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 23 h 17 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Caracas is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 11 h 42 min.

More details

The distance between Santa Marta and Caracas is 800 km. The road distance is 1061.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Santa Marta to Caracas without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 43 min and costs $35 - $55.

More details

It takes approximately 23 h 17 min to get from Santa Marta to Caracas, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Santa Marta to Caracas is to bus which takes 28 h 43 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $410 and takes 11 h 52 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Barranquilla Airport to Caracas Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 27 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Santa Marta to Caracas is 1061 km. It takes approximately 14 h 36 min to drive from Santa Marta to Caracas.

Get driving directions

Turkish Airlines, American Airlines, LATAM Chile and three other airlines offer flights from Barranquilla Airport to Caracas Airport.

Search flights

There are 26+ hotels available in Caracas. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Santa Marta to Caracas.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 500.1 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 17 min

What companies run services between Santa Marta, Colombia and Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela?

You can take a bus from Santa Marta to Caracas via Cúcuta and San Antonio del Táchira in around 28 h 43 min. Alternatively, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Santa Marta to Caracas hourly.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Barranquilla to Caracas via Panama City
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Barranquilla to Caracas via Bogota, Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Marta to Caracas via Bogota, Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Marta to Caracas via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Barranquilla to Valencia via Panama City
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Barranquilla to Valencia via Bogota, Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Empresa Venezolana
Flights from Santa Marta to Caracas via Bogota, Punta Cana
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Maracaibo to Caracas
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Avior Airlines
Website
aviorair.com
Flights from Barranquilla to Caracas via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from Barranquilla to Caracas via Bogota
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Santa Marta to Caracas via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Santa Marta to Caracas via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
DHL International
Website
aviationcargo.dhl.com
Flights from Maracaibo to Caracas
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Turpial Airlines
Website
turpialairlines.com
Flights from Barranquilla to Valencia via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
Metro de Maracaibo
Phone
+58(261)7307200
Email
oac@metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Website
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Cañada del Indio to Core 3
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Bus from Plaza Carrasquero to Core 3
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve
Expresos Flamingo C.A.
Phone
(0212) 6937572
Website
terminaldemerida.com.ve
Bus from Maracaibo to Caracas
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldemerida.com.ve
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Cúcuta
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$29 - $40
Premium
$30 - $45
Mini Van
$30 - $45
Bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Expresos Occidente C.A.
Phone
+58 (0)276 3468805 San Cristobal / (0)212-2432606 Caracas
Email
eoca@cantv.net
Website
expresosoccidente.com
Bus from San Antonio del Táchira to Caracas - La Bandera
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Servicios Especiales del Centro C.A.
Website
servecentro.com
Bus from Valencia to Caracas
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
servecentro.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How do I buy a London Underground ticket?, Which London airport should I choose? and How to get from London to Edinburgh - to help you get the most out of your next trip.