How To Get From Santa Marta to Medellin Best Way – You can go by bus, car and by plane.
What Is The Distance From Santa Marta to Medellin?
The distance from Santa Marta to Medellin is 829 kilometers. Check out activities and day trips in Medellin
The drive is around 14 hours by car and 16 hours by bus or even longer. Read here Medellin to Santa Marta the reverse way and Santa Marta vs Cartagena
What Is The Cheapest Way From Santa Marta to Medellin?
The cheapest way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by bus for $35-40 USD and you can buy online your ticket
What Is The Best Way From Santa Marta to Medellin?
The best way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by plane. $50 USD you can book online and the travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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SIM CARD AT MEDELLIN AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Medellin 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 Medellin. Read here Colombia sim card for tourist and best Colombia eSim
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WHERE TO STAY IN MEDELLIN
Accommodation prices can cost 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 in Medellin. The most popular areas are El Poblado and city center.
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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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HOW TO GET FROM SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN
BY PLANE SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN (BEST WAY)
The best way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by plane. The travel time by plane is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
The flight ticket from Santa Marta to Medellin is starting at $50 USD you can book online and you will avoid a long bus ride. For the best price make sure you book 2-3 weeks in advance if not prices can go to double.
Bus From Santa Marta to Medellin (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by bus. There are a few options during the day and at night.
I would recommend you take the night bus for $35 USD (you can book online) so comfortable and you will avoid paying for a night in a hostel.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN
The Expreso Brasilia bus schedule from Santa Marta to Medellin is running 5 times per day starting at 11 30 am, 12 45 pm, 2 pm, 3 30 pm and 5 30 pm. You can check Expreso Brasilia bus schedule website!
The travel time from Santa Marta to Medellin bus is around 16 hours and the bus fare is around $35 USD. You can book online to avoid the hassle.
MORE BUSES FROM SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN FROM TERMINAL NORTE
You can also get Rapido Ochoa and the bus prices are similar and run a few times during the day. Check schedule in Rapido Ochoa website!
The bus departure is from Terminal de Transporte in Santa Marta (check the exact location in Google Maps) and gets to Terminal Norte in Medellin (check the exact location in Google Maps). You can buy the tickets at the ticket counter but make sure you book in advance in peak season.
Once in Terminal Del Norte in Medellin, you can go by taxi for $4-5 USD from El Poblado or by metro for $1 USD. And you will have to stop at Caribe Metro Station and walk outside 5 minutes to get to the Bus Terminal.
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CAR RENTAL AT SANTA MARTA
There are many options for renting a car in Santa Marta. It’s a great idea if you like the adventure of joining a few friends and visiting places in the middle. There are a few agencies like Hertz and Avis available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day depending on how long are you renting.
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BEST WAY FROM SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN
SANTA MARTA TO MEDELLIN BUS VS FLIGHT
The best way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by bus for $35 USD (book online here) if you are on a budget. But it will be 16 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.
The best way from Santa Marta to Medellin is by plane for $50 USD you can book online if you wish comfort for 1 hour and 10 minutes travel time. You will avoid a long bus ride for an affordable price if you book a couple of weeks in advance.
It’s up to your budget and comfort but options can be great! We did both of them by plane which was so comfortable but more expensive and by bus which took us so long but it was cheaper since we were traveling the three of us we could save $100 USD.
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