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How To Get From Cartagena to Bucaramanga – All Possible Ways

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

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How To Get From Cartagena to Bucaramanga – You can go by bus, car and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Cartagena to Bucaramanga?

The distance from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is 620 kilometers. Click here to book online Cartagena activities and day trips

The travel time by car from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is around 12 hours. The bus travel time from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is around 14 hours

What Is The Cheapest Way From Cartagena to Bucaramanga?

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

What Is The Best Way From Cartagena to Bucaramanga?

The best way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by plane. $50-60 USD and the travel time by plane from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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SIM CARD AT CARTAGENA AIRPORT

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WHERE TO STAY IN BUCARAMANGA

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

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HOW TO GET FROM 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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CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA FLIGHT (BEST WAY)

The best way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by plane. The travel time by plane from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is 1 hour and 10 minutes. The flight ticket from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is around $50-60 USD.

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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BEST WAY FROM CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA

CARTAGENA TO BUCARAMANGA BUS VS FLIGHT

The best way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by bus for $19 USD (book online here) if you are on a budget. But it will be 14 hours of travel time. You will save half of the price with the airplane and you will avoid paying for a night in a hotel with the night bus.

The best way from Cartagena to Bucaramanga is by plane for $50-60 USD if you wish comfort for 1 hour and 10 minutes travel time. You will avoid a long bus ride from Cartagena to Bucaramanga for an affordable price.

It’s up to your budget and comfort but options can be great! By plane is so comfortable but more expensive and by bus is cheaper and you can save a few dollars.

WHERE TO STAY IN BUCARAMANGA

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN BUCARAMANGA BEFORE YOUR TRIP

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 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 Bucaramanga.

ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=5000 COP. ATMs 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 Foreign 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 Bucaramanga 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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