We will tell you how to get from Riohacha to Cartagena. The distance from Riohacha to Cartagena is 390 kilometers. The drive is around 6 hours and 30 minutes by car and 7 hours by bus. Click here to book online Cartagena activities and day trips
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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 price can take you around $15-20 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.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
VISITING COLOMBIA IN COVID TIME?
Make sure you register or download Check-Mig. You will have to register your personal information, countries that you have been before visiting Colombia and etc. They will ask before boarding the plane and before getting your stamp at Bogota International Airport.
RIOHACHA TO CARTAGENA
Bus From Riohacha to Cartagena (Cheapest Way)
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 so comfortable and you will avoid paying 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 buses prices are similar and they are running from 4 45 am to 5 45 pm.
CAR RENTAL AT RIOHACHA
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 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 how long are you renting.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION 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 is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $255 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $45 USD per person.
ACCOMMODATION IN CARTAGENA
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.
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=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.
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.
|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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