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How To Get From Cartagena Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Cartagena airport to city center. There are a few options since the distance from Cartagena International Airport to Getsemani old town is 6 kilometers.

The total travel time by taxi is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare is around $4-5 USD. Click here to book online Cartagena activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Cartagena airport to city center is by bus for less than $1 USD. The travel time by bus is around 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic.

You can also rent a car at Cartagena International airport or get a private transfer until your accommodation in Getsemani old town in Cartagena.

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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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CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO OLD TOWN (CHEAPEST WAY)

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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.

TAXI FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO GETSEMANI

The taxi fare from Cartagena airport to city center is around 15000 COP which is $4 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

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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

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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. It will take you 15 minutes to get from Cartagena airport to Getsemani old town with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Cartagena. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Cartagena.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION 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 will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $5 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM CARTAGENA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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.

You can get a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get in your accommodation in 15 minutes for around $4-5 USD especially great idea if you are traveling with someone to split the cost.

ACCOMMODATION IN CARTAGENA

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Getsemani area. Accommodation price 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.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COLOMBIA

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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.

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ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=3500 COP. ATM’s are available all throughout the country but my advise to you is to us those are inside the banks.

It is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transaction tend to be higher for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K COP depending on the bank.

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Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Colombia

Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreigner cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreigner cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank. There are many ATM in Medellin and exchange currency office if you need.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Colpatria900K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Pichincha800K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Banco Caja Social700K COP Withdraw And No Fees
BBVA300K COP Withdraw And No Fees
CorpBanco400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Davidienda400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Citibank1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
Bancolombia900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
ATH400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees
Servibanca750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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