There are 5 ways to get from Valledupar to Cartagena by bus, 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  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Valledupar to Cartagena

$25 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus via Barranquilla  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Valledupar to Barranquilla
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$26 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Valledupar to Cartagena 228.4 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Cartagena  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Valledupar (VUP) to Cartagena (CTG) VUP - CTG

$89 - $344

Fly to Barranquilla, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Valledupar (VUP) to Barranquilla (BAQ) VUP - BAQ
  2. Take the bus from Barranquilla to Cartagena

$42 - $224

What companies run services between Valledupar, Colombia and Cartagena, Colombia?

Copetran operates a bus from Valledupar to Cartagena every 2 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 7 h 1 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Valledupar to Cartagena every 3 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Valledupar to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Valledupar to Cartagena via Bogota
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Valledupar to Cartagena via Bogota, Pereira
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Easyfly
Website
easyfly.com.co
Flights from Valledupar to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Bus operators
Copetran
Phone
+57 (7) 6448167 / 1 800 0912848
Email
servicioalcliente2@copetran.com.co
Website
copetran.com
Bus from Valledupar to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$17 - $24
Premium
$19 - $27
Mini Van
$19 - $25
Bus from Valledupar to Barranquilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Schedules at
pinbus.com
Book at
pinbus.com
Regular
$14 - $20
Premium
$16 - $23
Mini Van
$16 - $21
Preferencial
$9
Doble Piso
$13

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Valledupar and Cartagena is 247 km. The road distance is 366 km.

The cheapest way to get from Valledupar to Cartagena is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 5 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Valledupar to Cartagena is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $85 - $350.

No, there is no direct bus from Valledupar to Cartagena. However, there are services departing from Valledupar and arriving at Cartagena via Barranquilla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Valledupar to Cartagena, including transfers.