We will tell you how to get from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona National Park. The distance from Simón Bolívar International Airport to Tayrona is 26 kilometers.
The travel time by taxi from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is 40 minutes. The taxi fare is around 90K COP around $25 USD. Click here to book online Santa Marta activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is by bus for 10000 COP which is less than $3 USD. The travel time by bus is around 2 hours and 15 minutes depending on the traffic to the city and around 1 hour travel time from Santa Marta to Tayrona.
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WHERE TO STAY IN TAYRONA
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Tayrona area or inside. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-20 USD if you sleep in a hammock or a tent. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD with a cottage.
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SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
BUS FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is by bus. There is no direct bus from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona. You will have to get two buses. First a bus going to Santa Marta city center and from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park.
The SETP Bus is running every 20-30 minutes from Santa Marta airport to the city. The buses are starting at 5 30 am until 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 to the bus driver. Once in Santa Marta you will have to get a bus going from Santa Marta to Tayrona.
COOTRANSORIENTE BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA MARTA TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
The Cootransoriente bus schedule from Santa Marta to Tayrona is running every 15-30 minutes (when the buses are full) starting from 5 am to 7 pm from Carreta 9 with Calle 11 (check here in Google Maps)
The bus travel time from Santa Marta to Tayrona is around 50 minutes. The bus fare from Santa Marta to Tayrona is 8000 COP which is $2 USD.
The total travel time will from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is around 3 hours. The total bus fare is 10000 COP which is less than $3 USD.
TAXI FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA
The taxi fare from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is 90K COP which is $25 USD fixed price. The taxis are totally safe and you can hire them in the exit of the Terminal. The total travel time from Santa Marta International airport to Tayrona is around 40 minutes depending on the traffic.
CABIFY AND UBER FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA
Cabify App, Uber and Similar Apps aren’t working in Santa Marta area right now in May 2022. There are many taxis to move around and motorbikes.
CAR RENTAL AT SANTA MARTA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Santa Marta’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you want to visit around Cartagena, Barranquilla, Palomino and La Guajira.
It will take you 40 minutes to get from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona 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.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA
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 Santa Marta. Prices are around $55 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $13 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
The best way from Santa Marta Airport to Tayrona is getting by bus if you are traveling on a budget for $3 USD and around 3 hours travel time.
You can get a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get in your accommodation in 40 minutes for around $25 USD especially great idea if you are traveling with someone to split the cost.
ACCOMMODATION IN TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from especially in Tayrona area. Accommodation price can take you around $10-20 USD if you sleep in a hammock or a tent. For mid budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD with a cottage.
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 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 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=3700 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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