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Recommended option

Bus Transportes Marsol  •  4 h


3 alternative options

Bus Berlinas  •  4 h 29 min

$23 - $46

Bus Berlinas #2  •  5 h 44 min

$23 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. 142.3 miles

$15 - $22

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

Transportes Marsol operates a bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 4 h.

Bus operators
Transportes Marsol
0057 3690999
Bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h
4 times a day
Estimated price
Schedules at
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
Book at
$5 - $8
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Marta and Cartagena is 172 km. The road distance is 228 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Cartagena is to drive which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $15 - $22.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Cartagena. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

The bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena takes 4 h including transfers and departs four times a day.