There are 8 ways to get from Santa Marta to Medellín by plane, bus, car ferry 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 Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) SMR - MDE

$82 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín

$7 - $78

6 alternative options

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH) BAQ - EOH

$59 - $382

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Fly from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) BAQ - MDE

$66 - $176

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Aguas Claras

$54 - $102

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín

$35 - $60

Bus, car ferry  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Sincelejo
  2. Take the car ferry from Sincelejo to Terminal Norte

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Medellín 501.4 miles

$50 - $80

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

LATAM Chile, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and VivaColombia fly from Santa Marta to Medellín 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Marta to Medellín via Barranquilla and Aguas Claras in around 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Monteria
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
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 Medellín
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$35 - $55
Premium
$40 - $60
Mini Van
$45 - $55
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $80
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Sincelejo
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Ferry operators
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Car ferry from Sincelejo to Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Marta to Medellín?

The distance between Santa Marta and Medellín is 575 km. The road distance is 802 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín is to bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $80 - $200.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Marta and Medellín?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Medellín. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Santa Marta to Medellín, including transfers.