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Air

The Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar is 16km south of the city on the Barranquilla–Bogotá road and must be one of the few airports in the world right on the beach. City buses marked 'El Rodadero Aeropuerto' will take you there in 45 minutes from Carrera 1C. Flight destinations include Bogotá and Medellín.

Bus

The bus terminal is on the southeastern outskirts of the city. Frequent minibuses go there from Carrera 1C in the center, or you can take a cab (COP$6000).

The main bus companies all offer several daily connections to the following destinations.

Barranquilla

Fare (COP$)

14,000

Duration (hours)

2

Frequency

hourly

Bogotá

Fare (COP$)

80,000-90,000

Duration (hours)

16-17

Frequency

hourly

Bucaramanga

Fare (COP$)

70,000

Duration (hours)

9-12

Frequency

2 daily

Cartagena

Fare (COP$)

35,000

Duration (hours)

4

Frequency

hourly until 5:30pm

Medellín

Fare (COP$)

126,000

Duration (hours)

15

Frequency

5 daily

Riohacha

Fare (COP$)

20,000

Duration (hours)

Frequency

every 30min

Tolú

Fare (COP$)

51,000

Duration (hours)

7

Frequency

3 daily

To get to Palomino, take the Mamatoco bus from the market in Santa Marta (COP$9000, two hours).