There are 8 ways to get from Tunja to Santa Marta by bus, plane 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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Bus to Bogota, fly to Santa Marta  •  6 h 12 min

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

$58 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus Concorde  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunja to Ciénaga Via Cienaga

$28 - $62

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Bus to Bogota, fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$50 - $152

Bus to Bogota, fly to Valledupar, bus  •  9 h 57 min

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

$82 - $280

Bus to Bucaramanga, fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunja to Bucaramanga
  2. Fly from Bucaramanga (BGA) to Barranquilla (BAQ) BGA - BAQ
  3. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta

$112 - $331

Bus Berlinas  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunja to Bucaramanga
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta Bucaramanga

$35 - $77

Bus via Bucaramanga  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunja to Bucaramanga
  2. Take the bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta

$33 - $72

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Tunja to Santa Marta 521.5 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Tunja to Santa Marta is to bus which costs $28 - $65 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tunja to Santa Marta is to bus and fly which costs $55 - $170 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tunja to Santa Marta. However, there are services departing from Tunja and arriving at Santa Marta via Ciénaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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The distance between Tunja and Santa Marta is 642 km. The road distance is 834.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tunja to Santa Marta without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs $28 - $65.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Tunja to Santa Marta, including transfers.

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Tunja to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Concorde, depart from Tunja station.

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The quickest flight from Bogota Airport to Santa Marta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Tunja to Santa Marta bus services, operated by Concorde, arrive at Ciénaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tunja to Santa Marta is 834 km. It takes approximately 12 h to drive from Tunja to Santa Marta.

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  • Distance: 401.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

Concorde operates a bus from Tunja to Santa Marta 5 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Bogota to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta via Medellin Jose Marie Cordova
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Bogota to Valledupar
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Bogota to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Bucaramanga to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $210
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Barranquilla to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$5 - $8
Premium
$7 - $10
Mini Van
$6 - $8
Bus from Valledupar to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$11 - $16
Premium
$13 - $20
Mini Van
$13 - $17
Bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$24 - $35
Premium
$26 - $40
Mini Van
$27 - $35
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Valledupar to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$16 - $22
Regular
$13 - $19
Bus from Bucaramanga to Santa Marta
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.com
Premium Plus
$29 - $45
Regular
$29 - $40
Autoboy
Website
autoboysa.com.co
Bus from Tunja to Bucaramanga
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
autoboysa.com.co
Concorde
Phone
(57+8) 7610743
Email
servicioalcliente@cootransbol.com
Website
cootransbol.com
Bus from Tunja to Ciénaga
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
cootransbol.com
Low Season
$27 - $40
High Season
$35 - $50

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