There are 11 ways to get from Santa Marta to Salento by bus, taxi, car or plane

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

Bus, taxi  •  16 h 52 min

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

$102 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus to Cartagena, fly to Pereira  •  9 h 28 min

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

$46 - $162

9 alternative options

Bus Copetran  •  21 h

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

$56 - $74

Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Marta to Armenia

$61 - $96

Drive  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Santa Marta to Salento 670.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Santa Marta to Bogota, bus  •  9 h 38 min

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

$84 - $211

Fly Santa Marta to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, bus  •  10 h 28 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 Barranquilla, fly to Bogota, bus  •  10 h 16 min

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

$75 - $200

Bus to Barranquilla, fly to Medellin Jose Marie Cordova, bus  •  11 h 9 min

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

$53 - $163

Bus to Valledupar, fly to Bogota, bus  •  12 h 46 min

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

$107 - $328

Fly Santa Marta to Cali, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Santa Marta (SMR) to Cali (CLO) SMR - CLO
  2. Take the bus from Cali to Cartago
  3. Take the bus from Cartago to Pereira
  4. Take the bus from Pereira to Salento

$93 - $214

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

You can take a bus from Santa Marta to Salento via Medellín in around 21 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
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 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
Flights from Barranquilla to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Valledupar to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 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 38 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
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 Cartagena to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Barranquilla to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $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
Flights from Valledupar to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Santa Marta to Cali via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $220
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Santa Marta to Bogota via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Cartagena to Pereira via Bogota
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Bus operators
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Ciénaga to Ibagué
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$50 - $75
Regular
$55 - $75
Bus from Santa Marta to Armenia
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$60 - $85
Regular
$60 - $90
Bus from Santa Marta to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$17 - $24
Regular
$15 - $21
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
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
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 Valledupar
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$13 - $18
Premium
$15 - $22
Mini Van
$15 - $19
Expreso Palmira
Website
expresopalmira.com.co
Bus from Bogotá to Armenia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Book at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$20 - $29
Premium (S26)
$34 - $38
Bus from Cartago to Pereira
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
expresopalmira.com.co
Regular With WiFi (Mettro)
$1 - $3
Premium (S26)
$8 - $9
Transportes Marsol
Phone
0057 3690999
Email
reservas@marsol.com.co
Website
transportesmarsol.net
Bus from Santa Marta to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transportesmarsol.net
Cooperativa Ciudad Señora
Phone
0057 (2) 6687964
Email
cooperativa@cootrancise.com
Bus from Cali to Cartago
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminalcali.com
Expreso Alcalá
Phone
+57 6 7474644 // +57 6 3244825
Bus from Pereira to Salento
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminalpereira.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ibagué to Salento
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Marta to Salento?

The distance between Santa Marta and Salento is 750 km. The road distance is 1073 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Santa Marta to Salento is to bus which costs $55 - $75 and takes 21 h.

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

The quickest way to get from Santa Marta to Salento is to bus and fly which takes 9 h 28 min and costs $45 - $170.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Marta and Salento?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Marta to Salento. However, there are services departing from Santa Marta and arriving at Salento via Medellín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h.

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

It takes approximately 16 h 52 min to get from Santa Marta to Salento, including transfers.