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How To Get From Santa Marta Airport To Minca – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 04:17 pm

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How To Get From Santa Marta Airport To Minca – You can go by bus, taxi, van and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Santa Marta Airport To Minca?

The distance from Simón Bolívar International Airport to Minca is 30 kilometers. Click here to book online Santa Marta activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santa Marta airport to Minca is 45 minutes. The taxi fare from Santa Marta to Minca is around 100K COP around $25 USD. Read here Santa Marta itinerary

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santa Marta Airport To Minca?

The cheapest way from Santa Marta airport to Minca is by bus and colectivo for 12000 COP which is $3 USD. The travel time by bus from Santa Marta airport to Minca is around 2 hours depending on the traffic to Minca.

What Is The Best Way From Santa Marta Airport To Minca?

The best way from Santa Marta airport to Taganga is by shared transfer for $18 USD you can book online direct from your hotel in 45 minutes.

You can also rent a car at Santa Marta International airport or get a private transfer with Bookaway until your accommodation in Minca.

Read here how to get from Santa Marta airport to city center, Santa Marta airport to TayronaSanta Marta airport to Taganga, Santa Marta airport to Palomino, Santa Marta airport to Rodadero, Santa Marta to Cabo de la Vela and Santa Marta to Riohacha

SIM CARD AT SANTA MARTA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Santa Marta 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 Santa Marta. Read here Colombia sim card for tourist and best Colombia eSim

You can find the cheapest Colombia eSim with Airalo Colombia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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WHERE TO STAY IN MINCA

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Minca 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 Minca.

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HOW TO GET FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA

BUS FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest from Santa Marta airport to Minca is by bus. There is no direct bus from Santa Marta airport to Minca. You will have to get two buses. First a bus going to Santa Marta city center and from Santa Marta to Minca.

The SETP Bus is running every 20-30 minutes from Santa Marta airport to the city. The buses are starting at 5 30 am to 8 pm. You will have to get from the main road outside the airport in Santa Marta.

The SEPT Bus fare from Santa Marta airport to old town is 2000 COP which is less than $1 USD. You can buy the ticket direct from the bus driver. Once in Santa Marta, you will have to get a bus going from Santa Marta to Minca.

COOTRASMINCA COLECTIVO BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA MARTA TO MINCA

The Cootrasminca bus (colectivo is a van) schedule from Santa Marta to Minca is running every 15-30 minutes (when the buses are full) starting from 7 am to 6 pm from Carreta 9 with Calle 11 (check here in Google Maps). It’s the same location where the buses are leaving to Tayrona and Palomino.

The bus travel time from Santa Marta to Minca is around 45 minutes. The bus fare from Santa Marta to Minca is 10000 COP which is less than $3 USD.

The total travel time will from Santa Marta airport to Minca is around 2 hours. The total bus and colectivo fare is 12000 COP which is less than $3 USD.

Once in Minca you can get a van, jeep or a motorbike to get to your accommodation if you can’t go within walking distance and prices are around 10K COP.

SHARED TRANSFER FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Santa Marta airport to Minca is by shared van. The travel time by van from Santa Marta airport to Minca is around 45 minutes.

The shared van fare from Santa Marta airport to Minca is $18 USD and you can book online

TAXI FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA

The taxi fare from Santa Marta airport to Minca is 100K COP which is a $25 USD fixed price. The taxis are totally safe and you can hire them at the exit of the Terminal. The total travel time from Santa Marta International airport to Minca is around 45 minutes depending on the traffic.

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CABIFY AND UBER FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA

Cabify App, Uber and Similar Apps aren’t working in the Santa Marta area right now in April 2022. There are many taxis to move around and motorbikes.

CAR RENTAL AT SANTA MARTA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Santa Marta’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you want to visit Cartagena, Barranquilla, Palomino, Minca and La Guajira.

It will take you 45 minutes to get from Santa Marta airport to Minca in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Santa Marta. Prices are around $60 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $15 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO MINCA

BY BUS VS SHARED TRANSFER

The best way from Santa Marta Airport to Minca is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget for $3 USD and 2 hours travel time.

The best way from Santa Marta Airport to Minca is getting by shared transfer for $18 USD if you wish more comfort in your accommodation in 45 minutes.

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ACCOMMODATION IN MINCA

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Minca 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 Minca.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN MINCA BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

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 snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of patacones and papas rellenas with a drink for only $1.

Patacones are fried plantain and it is famous in Colombia, often paired with guacamole and other sauces. Papas rellenas is a stuffed potato, the taste is so delicious! The price is only $1 USD. 

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA

You can go to Santa Marta any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Santa Marta because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget, because it is considered the low season in the country.

Click here to know more about the weather in Santa Marta.

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.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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