Last updated on January 25th, 2023 at 07:47 pm
How To Get From Cartagena Airport To City Center – You can go by bus, taxi, Cabify and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Cartagena Airport To City Center?
The distance from Cartagena International Airport to Getsemani old town is 6 kilometers. Click here to book online Cartagena activities and day trips
The total travel time by taxi from Cartagena airport to Cartagena city center is around 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Cartagena airport to city center is around $8 USD. Read here Cartagena vs Medellin, Bogota vs Cartagena and Santa Marta vs Cartagena
What Is The Cheapest Way From Cartagena Airport To City Center?
The cheapest way from Cartagena airport to city center is by bus for less than $1 USD. The travel time by bus from Cartagena airport to Cartagena city center is around 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic. Read here 7 Days Cartagena itinerary
What Is The Best Way From Cartagena Airport To City Center?
The best way from Cartagena airport to downtown is by shared van transfer for $7 USD you can book online directly to your hotel and the travel time is around 30 minutes.
SIM CARD AT CARTAGENA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Cartagena airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Cartagena. Read here Colombia sim card for tourist and best Colombia eSim
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WHERE TO STAY IN CARTAGENA
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Getsemani area. Accommodation prices can take you around $15-20 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Cartagena.
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HOW TO GET FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
BUS FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO OLD TOWN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest from Cartagena airport to city center is by bus. The Bus T102 operated by TransCaribe (Orange And White Bus) is running every 10-20 minutes from Cartagena airport to downtown.
The buses are starting at 5 30 am until 9 30 pm. You will have to get from the main road 70 outside the airport in Cartagena.
The Bus T102 fare from Cartagena airport to old town is 2500 COP which is less than $1 USD. You can buy the ticket direct to the bus driver or getting a public transportation card.
The total travel time will be around 20 minutes from Cartagena airport to Getsemani in Cartagena city center.
The bus stop at Cartagena Old Town is Parque Apolo or San Diego. You can just ask the bus driver Centro and they will stop from Cartagena airport to old town where is more convenient for you.
BUS ROUTE FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO OLD TOWN
Cartagena Airport – Avenida Santander – San Diego – Centro – Castillo de San Felipe – Mercado de Bazurto (Bazurto Market) – Avenida Crisanto Luque – Avenida del Bosque – Bomba del Amparo.
SHARED VAN FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN (BEST WAY)
The best way from Cartagena airport to city center is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Cartagena airport to city center is 30 minutes.
The van fare from Cartagena airport to city center is $7 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO GETSEMANI
The taxi fare from Cartagena airport to city center is around $8 USD fixed price. The taxis are totally safe and you can hire them in the exit of the Terminal. The total travel time from Cartagena International airport to old town is around 15 minutes depending on the traffic.
CABIFY AND UBER FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO CARTAGENA CITY CENTER
Cabify App can be useful for traveling around Cartagena Colombia but they have similar fare than taxis going from the airport to city center $4-8 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. Uber is also operating in Colombia. But in general local taxis give you a great fare and the riding shared apps aren’t working great in Colombia so far.
CAR RENTAL AT CARTAGENA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Cartagena’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Cartagena and planning to move around the area Santa Marta and Barranquilla. It will take you 15 minutes to get from Cartagena airport to Getsemani old town by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cartagena. Prices are around $20 USD and you can fit up to 4 people. It could be $5 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Cartagena Airport to Cartagena old town is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget for $1 USD and 20 minutes travel time.
The best way from Cartagena airport to city center is by van or a taxi for $7 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 30 minutes.
ACCOMMODATION IN CARTAGENA
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Getsemani area. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Cartagena.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COLOMBIA
A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Colombia. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snack like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of patacones and papas rellenas with a drink for only $1.
Patacones is a fried plantains and it is famous in Colombia, often paired with guacamole and other sauces. Papas rellenas is a stuffed potatoes, the taste is so delicious! The price is only $1 USD. Also you can find beer for $1 USD in Colombia.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA
You can go to Cartagena any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Cartagena because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget, because its is considered the low season in the country.
ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA
The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=5000 COP. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to us those are inside the banks.
It is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K COP depending on the bank.
Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Colombia
Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreign cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank. There are many ATMs in Medellin and the exchange currency office if you need them.
|Bank||Amount Allowed And Fees|
|Colpatria||900K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Pichincha||800K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Banco Caja Social||700K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|BBVA||300K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|CorpBanco||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Davidienda||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Citibank||1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|Bancolombia||900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|ATH||400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees|
|Servibanca||750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
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