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How To Get From Santa Marta Airport To Tayrona National Park – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 04:13 pm

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

What Is The Distance From Santa Marta Airport To Tayrona?

The distance from Simón Bolívar International Airport to Tayrona is 26 kilometers. Click here to book online Santa Marta activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is 40 minutes. The taxi fare from Santa Marta to Tayrona is around 90K COP around $25 USD. Read here Santa Marta itinerary

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

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.

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

The best way from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is by shared transfer for $13 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 Tayrona.

Read here how to get from Santa Marta airport to city centerSanta Marta airport to TagangaSanta Marta airport to MincaSanta Marta airport to Rodadero, Santa Marta airport to Palomino, 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%).

Holafly Colombia eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

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.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN TAYRONA BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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HOW TO GET FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

BUS FROM SANTA MARTA AIRPORT TO TAYRONA (CHEAPEST WAY)

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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 goes 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

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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.

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

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

The shared van fare from Santa Marta airport to Tayrona is $13 USD and you can book online

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 at 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 the Santa Marta area right now in May 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 and La Guajira.

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

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM 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 can fit up to 4 people. It could be $13 USD per person.

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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 of travel time.

You can get a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get to your accommodation in 40 minutes for around $25 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone to split the cost.

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ACCOMMODATION IN TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

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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.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN TAYRONA 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=3700 COP. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to use those that 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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