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How To Get From Riohacha To Cartagena De Indias – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 05:02 pm

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How To Get From Riohacha To Cartagena De Indias – You can go by bus, van and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Riohacha To Cartagena?

The distance from Riohacha to Cartagena is 390 kilometers. Click here to book online Cartagena activities and day trips

The drive is around 6 hours and 30 minutes by car from Riohacha to Cartagena de Indias. The bus travel time from Riohacha to Cartagena is around 7 hours. Read here Cartagena itinerary,

What Is The Cheapest Way From Riohacha To Cartagena?

The cheapest way from Riohacha to Cartagena is by bus for 60-65K COP which is around $13 USD and you can buy online your ticket with Bookaway and you can also rent a car in Colombia.

What Is The Best Way From Riohacha To Cartagena?

The best way from Riohacha to Cartagena de Indias is by shared transfer for $115 USD you can book online direct from your hotel in 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Read here best restaurants in Cartagena, how to get from Cartagena airport to city center, Cartagena to Bucaramanga, Santa Marta to Cabo de la Vela, Santa Marta to Riohacha and Medellin to Santa Marta

SIM CARD AT CARTAGENA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you 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

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 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 RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA

Bus From Riohacha to Cartagena (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Riohacha to Cartagena is by bus. There are a few options during the day and at night. I would recommend you to take the night bus for $16 USD from Riohacha to Cartagena you can book online so comfortable and you will avoid paying for a night in a hostel.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA

The Expreso Brasilia bus schedule from Riohacha to Cartagena is running a few times per day starting 6 15 am, 7 15 am, 8 30 am, 9 30 am, 10 30 am, 10 45 am, 1 pm, 1 45 pm, 4 30 pm, 6 30 pm, 7 15 pm, 8 15 pm. You can check Expreso Brasilia bus schedule website!

The travel time from Riohacha to Cartagena by bus is around 7 hours. The bus fare is around $16 USD. You can book online to avoid the hassle.

MORE BUSES FROM RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA

You can also get Exalpa and Unitransco buses. The bus prices are similar from Riohacha to Cartagena with other bus companies, running from 4 45 am to 5 45 pm.

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SHARED VAN FROM RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA DE INDIAS (BEST WAY)

The best way from Riohacha to Cartagena is by van. The travel time by van from Riohacha to Cartagena is around 6 hours.

The shared van fare from Riohacha to Cartagena is $115 USD and you can book online

CAR RENTAL AT RIOHACHA

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There are many options for renting a car in Riohacha. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places on the way to Santa Marta, moving around or if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day depending on how long are you renting.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA

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. Prices are around $255 USD and you can fit up to 6 people. It could be $45 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA

BY BUS VS SHARED TRANSFER

The best way from Riohacha to Cartagena is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget for $13 USD and you can book online. The bus travel time from Riohacha to Cartagena is around 7 hours.

The best way from Riohacha to Cartagena Indias is getting by shared transfer for $115 USD if you wish more comfort in your accommodation in 6 hours.

ACCOMMODATION IN CARTAGENA

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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 for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Cartagena.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN COLOMBIA 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 USD.

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 Cartagena any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Cartagena 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.

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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 use those 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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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 Riohacha and Cartagena and an exchange currency office if you need them.

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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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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