Flights from Medellin to Cartagena

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Departure Thu, 11 06 2020 Return Tue, 16 06 2020
MDE Medellin
CTG Cartagena
return from $137
Route information
Colonial stone walls and architecture in a romantic setting, Cartagena is a sensual city that must be enjoyed.
Local currency and cost comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 USD = 3732.84 COP
US Dollar Colombian Peso
1 COP = 0.01 USD
Last checked on 01 June 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 8% more expensive in Cartagena than in Medellin.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Cartagena is 8% cheaper than a meal in Medellin.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 46% more expensive in Cartagena than in Medellin.

Regular cappuccino

A coffee in Cartagena costs roughly the same as in Medellin.

Medellin airports
  • ( Enrique Olaya Herrara (EOH)
    How far from city center: 1 miles
  • ( J M Cordova (MDE)
    How far from city center: 1 miles
Cartagena airports
  • ( Rafael Nunez (CTG)
    How far from city center: 3 miles
K Distance: 288 miles

Going to and from the airports

Flights from Medellin

Medellin is the capital city of Antioquia province in Colombia, an urban center that is an important manufacturing region. It is home to over three million people. The main airport is Jose Maria Cordova Airport, located roughly 18 miles from Medellin in the city of Rionegro. It is also known as Rionegro Airport and is the second biggest airport in the country in terms of passenger and cargo volume. Amenities at this airport include 11 boarding bridges, lounges, restaurants, duty-free shops and parking spaces for 300 vehicles. The domestic airport, Olaya Herrera Airport, is closer to the city center. There are restaurants, parking spaces for 202 vehicles and 28 for motorbikes, free Wi-Fi and retailers.

Travelling to Medellin airport

To catch flights from Medellin to Cartagena at the airport, you can take the bus, minibus or taxi. Average travel time is 40 minutes from the city to Rionegro. Taxis are metered and can be booked by phone at no additional cost. There are no authorized bus companies that go to the domestic airport, but certain bus routes pass nearby (about a block away). Otherwise, a taxi is the best way to reach the airport or you can drive there using the Autopista del Sur, Av. Guayabal or via Cra. 65. It is roughly an 8 to 10-minute drive to the airport depending on the traffic.

Reaching Cartagena

Cartagena is one of those charming cities that you sometimes are lucky to discover and once you do, it is difficult to leave. Featuring gorgeous colonial architecture, cobbled streets and massive churches, the city is a treasure trove for history lovers. Stroll along its enthralling streets, admire colorful balconies or relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. There are palaces and castles to discover, cathedrals to gape at and markets to peruse. By night, there is no shortage of things to do, from listening to live music at cafes to dancing the salsa at the club. Cartagena combines every little piece of action that you want with history and culture.

Getting to the city center

Air travel to Cartagena is served by the Rafael Nunez International Airport, which is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala and about 15 minutes from the hotel zone area of the city. Buses and taxis go to the city center of Cartagena. Taxis operate 24 hours and city buses from 6:50 until 23:45. You can also use airport shuttle vans or pre-arranged private vans for families and groups. It is also possible to rent a limousine from the airport to the city center, with some having sufficient room to accommodate large groups.

Rafael Nunez - What our customers are saying

2.0 /5
Reviews: 1
2.0 /5
Date 2018-07-31 Age Under 30 City The Netherlands

The check-in machines didn't work properly no one could understand or speak English and the women of the customs staff weren't friendly.

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