There are 4 ways to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena by bus, taxi or car

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Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$12 - $30

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Bus Transportes Marsol  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Taganga to Cartagena

$17

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santa Marta to Cartagena 142.3 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena 142.3 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena is to bus which costs $17 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taganga and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Santa Marta and Cartagena is 172 km. The road distance is 227.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 37 min and costs $12 - $30.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena, including transfers.

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Santa Marta to Cartagena bus services, operated by Transportes Marsol, depart from Taganga station.

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Santa Marta to Cartagena bus services, operated by Transportes Marsol, arrive at Cartagena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Marta to Cartagena is 228 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena.

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There are 1341+ hotels available in Cartagena. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 107.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena via Barranquilla and Cartagena in around 3 h 37 min.

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 - $11
Schedules at
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Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Taganga to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
Other operators
Taxi from Santa Marta to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Radio Taxi Santa Marta
Phone
+57 5420 7000
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Super Ejecutivos
Phone
+57 5431 0404
Rapi Taxi
Phone
+57 5420 2000
Website
amarillascolombia.co

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