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How To Get From Cartagena to Bucaramanga – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Cartagena to Bucaramanga. The distance from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is 620 kilometers. The drive is around 12 hours by car and 14 hours by bus.

The cheapest way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by bus for 85-100K COP which is around $20 USD. You can get online your ticket with Bookaway and you can also rent a car in Colombia.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BUCARAMANGA

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

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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.

CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA

Bus From Cartagena to Bucaramanga (Cheapest Way)

The cheapest way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by bus. There are a few options during the day and at night. I would recommend you to take the night bus for $20 USD from Cartagena to Bucaramanga so comfortable and you will avoid paying a night in a hostel.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA

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The Expreso Brasilia bus schedule from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is running 4 times per day starting 11 am, 5 30 pm pm, 6 45 pm and 9 pm. You can check Expreso Brasilia bus schedule website!

The travel time from Cartagena to Bucaramanga by bus is around 14 hours. The bus fare is around $20 USD. You can book online to avoid the hassle.

MORE BUSES FROM CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA

You can also get Copetran. The buses prices are similar and they are running similar schedule than Expreso Brasilia. Check schedule in Copetran website!

The bus departure is from Terminal Transporte in Cartagena. You can buy the tickets at the ticket counter but make sure you book in advance in peak season.

To get to Terminal De Transporte in Cartagena you can go by taxi $6-7 USD which is around 25K COP. from Cartagena city center and Getsemani. The taxi ride will take you 30-45 minutes. Make sure you go on time because there is traffic on the way.

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CAR RENTAL AT CARTAGENA

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There are many options for renting a car in Cartagena. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places on the way to Bucaramanga, 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.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BUCARAMANGA

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

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

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA

You can go to Colombia any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Colombia 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.

Click here to know more about the weather in Bucaramanga.

ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=4000 COP. ATM’s are available and it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because of fees for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K-1200K COP depending on the bank. Click here to check the exact change rate.

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 Bucaramanga and exchange currency office if you need.

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 a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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