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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

10:00PM
3h45m
1:45AM
Cartagena - Terminal de Transportes
CheapestFastest
Santa Marta - Terminal Santa Marta
Cheapest
Fastest
9:30PM
5h15m
2:45AM
Cartagena - Terminal de Transportes
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Santa Marta - Terminal Santa Marta
2nd Cheapest
9:30PM
5h
2:30AM
Cartagena - Terminal de Transportes
Santa Marta - Terminal Santa Marta
Bus Cartagena to Santa Marta: Trip Overview

Bus Cartagena to Santa Marta: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$15
Average bus trip duration4h 34m
Number of daily buses20
Earliest bus departure12:00 AM
Distance104 miles (167 km)
Latest bus departure10:00 PM

Cartagena to Santa Marta Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures20
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:00AM - 10:00PM
Minimum Price$12
Average Ticket Price$15
Minimum Trip Duration2h
Average Bus Trip Duration4h34m
Distance104 miles (167 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteExpreso Brasilia, Unitransco, Almirante Padilla S.A., Copetran
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cartagena - Santa Marta

Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Santa Marta without a car. Traveling by bus offers a budget-friendly, secure, and easy way to go between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

Traveling from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes around 4h 34m on average, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 2h. This is the time it takes to travel the 103 miles (166 km) that separate the two cities.

Cartagena and Santa Marta are 103 miles (166 km) apart.

About 20 buses travel this route daily, provided by Expreso Brasilia, Unitransco and Almirante Padilla S. A. The number of buses operating from Cartagena to Santa Marta may change based on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Cartagena to Santa Marta as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service operates from 12:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 10:00 PM for the final departure.

Buses going from Cartagena to Santa Marta begin their journey at Terminal de Transportes and reach their destination at Terminal Santa Marta.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, pick the bus. With prices starting at $7, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The bus ticket costs $15 on average. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $7 and $20, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Yes, a day trip from Cartagena to Santa Marta is definitely doable. The total time it takes to make a round-trip between Cartagena and Santa Marta is about 4h. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Santa Marta before returning to Cartagena in the evening.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04/20
$12
04/21
$13
Today
$12
04/23
$12
04/24
$12
04/25
$15
04/26
$12
04/27
$12
The cheapest trip from Cartagena to Santa Marta was searched and found on Apr 20, 2024 with a price of $12

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Cartagena to Santa Marta, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $12 to $15 for a bus ticket from Cartagena to Santa Marta based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $12 which is on 2024-04-23.

Usually Copetran will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Cartagena to Santa Marta.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Cartagena to Santa Marta, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Cartagena to Santa Marta that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Cartagena to Santa Marta while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

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