There are a number of ways to get to Cartagena — please ask if you need more information than what is provided below!
Cartagena is served non-stop internationally from the US (New York/JFK, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Atlanta) and Panama (Panama City); connections (often through Bogotá) are available from other cities.
International and domestic airlines that fly to Cartagena’s Rafael Nuñez Airport are listed below; click on an airline’s icon to visit their website for more information. [Note that American Airlines will start serving Cartagena from Miami in December 2017.]
There are seasonal charters (Dec-March) from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, on Air Transat.
Domestically, Cartagena is served non-stop from Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Medellin, and San Andrés Island. Connections (often through Bogotá) are available from other cities. New low cost carrier Wingo started serving Cartagena in December 2016 with flights to/from Bogotá and San Andrés.
To/From Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Rodadero, Taganga, Minca, Tayrona National Park, Palomino, Valledupar
We recommend a door-to-door van service called Transportes Marsol which will pick you up at your location and drop you at the door of our apartments (or vice versa). You will very likely need to use Spanish in order to book. If you have booked one of our apartments, we’d be happy to help you make reservations from Cartagena to whatever you destination may be. If using Marsol to travel *to* Cartagena, it is best to have the staff of your departure accommodations help with the reservations, but let us know if you need help with that also.
To book, you need to call them using the appropriate number for your departure city listed below (Barranquilla main office tel: +57 5 369 0999; Cartagena office tel: +57 5 656 0302). They can be contacted as well via WhatsApp — +57 319 760 1810 or messaged via their Facebook page.
Sample per person one way fares as of January 2017 (subject to change): Barranquilla/Cartagena: COP$25,000 (US$8-9); Santa Marta/Cartagena: COP$48,000 (~US$16-17); Parque Tayrona/Cartagena COP$67,000 (~US$23). Cash only & paid to the driver.
La Casa Amarilla in Mompox has great directions for getting there, which can be reversed for getting from Mompox to Cartagena. Click here for more information. We recommend the door-to-door van option Toto Express (2015 per person cost, subject to change: COP$80,000, approximately US$27; cash only); you can communicate with them (in Spanish) by phone +57 310 707 0838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have booked one of our apartments, we’d be happy to help you make reservations.
Taking a multi-day sailing trip between Cartagena & Panama is popular; a recommended option is Blue Sailing.
For a map of the apartment locations, click here.
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