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

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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

$60 - $175

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín

$30 - $55

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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

$45 - $154

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera  •  7 h 11 min

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

$55 - $376

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

$47 - $92

Rey Dorado, bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the Rey Dorado from Santa Marta to Yarumal Yarumal / ...
  2. Take the bus from Yarumal to Medellín

Bus Empresa Arauca  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín

$38 - $78

Drive  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Medellín 501.4 miles

$50 - $80

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Medellín. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 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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The best way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 38 min and costs .

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

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Santa Marta to Medellín bus services, operated by Copetran, depart from Santa Marta station.

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The best way to get from Santa Marta to Medellín is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Marta Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Santa Marta to Medellín bus services, operated by Copetran, arrive at Medellín station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Marta to Medellín is 802 km. It takes approximately 11 h 28 min to drive from Santa Marta to Medellín.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and VivaColombia offer flights from Santa Marta Airport to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova Airport.

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Map of how to get from Santa Marta to Medellín.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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 4 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, 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 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 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Satena
Website
satena.com
Flights from Barranquilla to Medellin Enrique Olaya Herrera via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
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 - $10
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$5 - $7
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
copetran.com
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copetran.com
Regular
$30 - $50
Premium
$35 - $55
Mini Van
$35 - $50
Transportes Yameya
Phone
0057 4 2600403
Website
yameya.co
Bus from Yarumal to Medellín
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
yameya.co
Empresa Arauca
Phone
018000 42 37 87
Email
contacto@empresaarauca.com.co
Website
empresaarauca.com.co
Bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
empresaarauca.com.co

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There are 1020+ hotels available in Medellín. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Marta to Santa Marta Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs .

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