There are 7 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.

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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

$79 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Rapido Ochoa  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín Via Medellin

$35 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  6 h 51 min

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

$58 - $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

$64 - $174

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

$52 - $100

Bus, car ferry  •  17 h 55 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín is to bus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín is to fly which costs $75 - $200 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Santa Marta and Medellín is 575 km. The road distance is 802.3 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Medellín. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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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 5 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
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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
Every day
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
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
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
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova via Monteria
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
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
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $11
Mini Van
$6 - $9
Bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$35 - $50
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$40 - $55
Rapido Ochoa
Website
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
rapidoochoa.com
Bus from Santa Marta to Sincelejo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $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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