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There are 9 ways to get from Santa Marta to Salento by plane, bus, shuttle, taxi 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 Pereira, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Pereira (PEI) SMR - PEI
  2. Take the bus from Pereira to Salento

$94 - $179

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Bus Copetran  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Medellín
  2. Take the bus from Medellín to Salento Via Salento

$43 - $53

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Fly Santa Marta to Cali, shuttle  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Cali (CLO) SMR - CLO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cali to Armenia

$90 - $216

Fly Santa Marta to Bogota, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Bogota (BOG) SMR - BOG
  2. Take the bus from Bogotá to Armenia

$68 - $189

Fly Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova (MDE) SMR - MDE
  2. Take the bus from Medellín to Salento

$69 - $184

Bus to Cartagena, fly to Pereira  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Taganga to Cartagena
  2. Fly from Cartagena (CTG) to Pereira (PEI) CTG - PEI

$45 - $161

Bus, taxi  •  19 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ciénaga to Ibagué Ciénaga / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Ibagué to Salento

$85 - $146

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Armenia

$51 - $79

Drive  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Salento 670.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Salento is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 21 h.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Salento is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $180 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Marta to Salento. However, there are services departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Salento via Armenia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 58 min.

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The distance between Santa Marta and Salento is 750 km. The road distance is 1073.3 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Marta to Salento without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 19 h 2 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Santa Marta to Salento, including transfers.

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Santa Marta to Salento bus services, operated by Expreso Brasilia, depart from Santa Marta station.

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The quickest flight from Santa Marta Airport to Pereira Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Santa Marta to Salento bus services, operated by Expreso Brasilia, arrive at Armenia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Marta to Salento is 1073 km. It takes approximately 15 h 35 min to drive from Santa Marta to Salento.

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  • Distance: 469 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Santa Marta, Colombia and Salento, Quindío, Colombia?

Expreso Brasilia operates a bus from Santa Marta to Salento once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Cartagena to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Cartagena to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Cartagena to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Cartagena to Pereira
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Bus operators
Expreso Alcalá
Phone
+57 6 7474644 // +57 6 3244825
Bus from Pereira to Salento
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalpereira.com
Cooperativa de Taxis Belalcazar
Expreso Palmira
Phone
+57 321 8903597
Email
ventasonline@expresopalmira.com.co
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Shuttle from Cali to Armenia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$9 - $14
Premium (S26)
$18 - $21
Bus from Bogotá to Armenia
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Book at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$17 - $25
Premium (S26)
$30 - $34
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Taganga to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Ciénaga to Ibagué
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$45 - $65
Regular
$45 - $70
Bus from Santa Marta to Armenia
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$50 - $75
Regular
$55 - $80
Copetran
Other operators
Taxi from Ibagué to Salento
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Radio Taxi X Tolima Ltda
Phone
+57 8264 3333
Website
paginasamarillas.com.co
Super Taxi
Phone
+57 8270 5555
Website
amarillos.co
Megataxi
Phone
+57 8265 4444
Website
amarillascolombia.co

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

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There are 691+ hotels available in Salento. Prices start at $18 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 $15.

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