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Bogota (D.C) to Cartagena (Bol) Bus Service

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23 hrs 22 mins
Bogota (D.C)
Cartagena (Bol)
COP 128000

Bogota (D.C) to Cartagena (Bol) Bus Distance

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Bogota (D.C) to Cartagena (Bol) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Berlinas del Fonce 19:15 21:20 13 hrs 16 mins
Expreso Brasilia 04:30 21:00 10 hrs 38 mins
Copetran 05:15 23:00 6 hrs 15 mins
Concorde 04:00 13:00 3 hrs 50 mins

Bogota to Cartagena by Bus

The route from Bogota to Cartagena can be traveled on the inter-municipal buses of the land transport companies Expreso Brasilia and Rapido Ochoa, traveling for a period of 18 hours over a distance of 1130 km. by highway. Your trip can be pleasant buying your bus tickets online, with the option of choosing from a wide variety of services and schedules.

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    Bogota (D.C)

    • Terminal Salitre
    • Terminal Satelite Norte

    Cartagena (Bol)

    • Terminal de Cartagena

    Why book a Bogota (D.C) a Cartagena (Bol) bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Bogota (D.C) to Cartagena (Bol). Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    About Cartagena (Bol)

    Cartagena (Bol) is one of the most interesting cities in Colombia, not only because of its tourist attractions but also because of the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations for any traveler. If it is the first time that you are traveling to this city, the preferable thing to do would be to stay for a minimum of 3 days to help you explore it thoroughly.

    Buses from Cartagena to Bogotá

    Si ya adquiriste tus tiquetes para viajar de Bogotá a Cartagena y buscas opciones para tu viaje de regreso, puedes comprarlo con facilidad a través de nuestra plataforma. Contamos con varios operadores de bus que viajan en esta ruta, que salen en distintos horarios para brindarles más opciones a los pasajeros. Entonces, ¿Qué esperas? Compra tus pasajes de bus de Cartagena a Bogotá con redBus. 

    About the route to Cartagena (Bol)

    redBus offers the most convenient way to travel by road to Cartagena (Bol). Cartagena (Bol) is a favorite destination spot for travelers and people who want to spend a little vacation time and enjoy special moments and experiences. Travel time usually varies depending on the amount of traffic, weather conditions and road conditions.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Bogota (D.C) to Cartagena (Bol)?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Colombia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Colombia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

    About Cartagena

    Situated at an average height of 2 m a.s.l., Cartagena always welcomes you with a new adventure. The "Fortified City" lies 702 mi (1130 km) away from the capital Bogota by bus, and it is considered among the most sought out destinations in all Latin America. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the capital of the Bolivar department, and it's situated right next to the seashore of the Caribbean sea, which positions the city right next to beautiful beaches like la Boquilla, Castillo Grande, or Bocagrande. On your route through the urban area, you will be surrounded by unique streets where you can relive the history of Colombia through its colonial architecture. Its historic center has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. 

    The Weather in Cartagena

    The climate in Cartagena is tropical and very humid, with rainy seasons between the first and last months of the year, so we recommend having a good umbrella on hand. Although it is a hot city, with a temperature that averages 29°C, you will not feel uncomfortable thanks to its refreshing breezes. 

    Hotels in Cartagena

    ● Posada La Fe

    - Address: Calle 28 (Callejón Ancho) # 10 B 48 Getsemaní

    - Services: A beautiful and comforting place to spend a nice stay in Cartagena. Its rooms include air conditioning, a private bathroom, and flat-screen satellite TV. You will have an outdoor pool, free wi-fi, airport transfer if you wish and it even allows pet accommodation. Friendliness and good treatment of the staff are another distinctive that cannot be left out of mentioning.


    ● Your Onda Beach Hostel

    - Address: Calle 47 No 3A - 48. Barrio Marbella

    - Services: Lodging that has several rooms with colorful decorations that allow the visitor to spend a good stay. All rooms have a private bathroom and cable TV, you can also enjoy free wi-fi in the accommodation, air conditioning, the reception is available 24 hours a day and has its own bar. The cheapest rooms are shared.


    ● Media Luna Hostel

    - Address: Calle de la Media Luna N° 10-46, Getsemaní

    - Services: The place has 8-bed dormitories - the bathroom is also shared - up to private triple rooms. The reception will be available 24 hours a day, you can use the pool and you will be only 12 minutes from the beach if you wish. It also has free wi-fi, a terrace, and a bar with various drinks available.


    ● The Epica House Luxury Hotel

    - Address: Calle del Colegio No 34-37 Centro Historico

    - Services: Finely decorated accommodation that offers a beautiful view of the city, has a sauna, outdoor pool, library, various gardens adorn the place and the rooms are quite spacious and soundproof. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and airport transfer if you wish. A boutique hotel of the choicest located in Cartagena. 

    Restaurants in Cartagena

    ● Restaurante La Vitrola

    - Address: Calle 33 N ° 2 - 01 Calle Baloco

    - Services: One of the most traditional restaurants in Cartagena, you can enjoy an excellent meal accompanied by live Cuban salsa bands. Personalized attention, a pleasant atmosphere with bright flowers to brighten anyone's day, and don't be surprised to see some important character in the city. Children are not allowed and have a strict dress code (sandals and shorts are not allowed).


    ● Restaurante La Mulata

    - Address: Calle Quero 9 58 San Diego

    - Services: A beautiful, quite a colorful restaurant that offers visitors various typical dishes to choose from, has adequate prices, and good service, making it a cozy place. It offers seafood dishes and refreshing drinks to withstand the climate of the city.


    ● Restaurante La Olla Cartagenera

    - Address: Av. San Martin N ° 5 -100 Bocagrande

    - Services: La Olla Cartagenera has a variety of dishes for you to try, refreshing drinks and wines to accompany its delicious marine dishes. A pleasant atmosphere and dedicated attention are some of its hallmarks, as well as a neat and bright atmosphere. 

    Outstanding Tourist Places of Cartagena

    ● The Walled City: It is the part of the city that was walled in the 16th century, of which you can still see 6 km in good condition. You can see old mansions and cobbled streets in the surroundings and it keeps various stories and legends that can be known thanks to a tour guide.

    ● Zenu Museum: The Zenu museum preserves the legacy and culture of the goldsmith of the Zenu culture and the inhabitants of the Colombian Plains. It has 135 cast filigree ear muffs, a sample of the archaeological zones and systems invented by the Zenu indigenous people.

    ● Getsemani neighborhood: It is a historical neighborhood that transports the traveler to the colonial era. It has interesting sculptures forged in iron and you can buy beautiful handicrafts as a memory of the visit.

    ● The Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas: Fortress built in the second half of the 17th century for the defense of the city against pirates. It cost 13,235 gold pesos and has cannons, tunnels, and hundreds of stories surrounding the lguar, such as the lives of slaves that it cost to build it. 

    The most important festivals in Cartagena

    ● International Music Festival (January): One of the most important events in the city that brings together renowned musical exponents, both national and international. Around 40 concerts and talks are held on the most striking stages of the city The learning of classical music for children and young people is promoted.

    ● Festivities of Our Lady of Candelaria (January): The image of the patron saint of Cartagena leaves her usual place to take a holy journey to Cerro La Popa, a festival that highlights all the religious devotion of the population.

    ● International Film and Television Festival (March): Annual event that brings together all audiences interested in the film industry, filmmakers, actors, and musicians in which the statuette of India Catalina is presented to the best works of Ibero-American cinema.

    ● Novembrinas Festivities (November): The Heroic City celebrates two reigns both for independence and for the beauty that the city's candidates exhibit. Cartagena was the first Colombian city to rebel against the Spanish yoke, declaring itself free and independent on November 11, 1811. 

    Gastronomy in Cartagena

    ● Mote de queso costeño: Soup prepared with yams, coconut juice, and lemon, ingredients such as onion and garlic are fried with a little salt and then mixed with the first preparation. It also has coastal cheese, diced they are boiled again with the soup, which gives a smooth texture to the palate and a quite delicious smell.

    ● Fried red snapper: Fish that is preserved in the juice of the lemons, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and onion cut into slices are added and left frozen for approximately 1 hour. Then the excess liquid is dried to fry it in quite hot oil, when it begins to float it turns over and is served quite hot as well.

    ● Seafood rice: A marine dish that contains seafood such as pianguas and boiled titi shrimp, carrots, beans, celery, paprika, coconut milk, thyme, among other ingredients. It has a fairly colorful presentation due to the diversity of ingredients it carries and a unique flavor.

    Things to buy in Cartagena

    ● Palo de Agua: This melodious instrument is a great detail that can be easily found in Cartagena. Look for a size not so big so you can carry it comfortably on your way back.

    ● Cocadas: A very appetizing sweet, easy to carry, and that anyone who brings them as a gift will love.

    ● Artseanias: All kinds of work such as handles, earrings, necklaces, and others, are a good gift.

    How to travel in Cartagena?

    ● Public bus: Transcaribe is located in several of the busiest points of Cartagena. It is a good idea for long distances since its price of $ 2400 allows you to save costs and move comfortably.

    ● Taxi: In Cartagena, it is common to see taxis in the different tourist points of the city. Their rates are a little high, but the tours are fast, being the best option. 

    Terminals in Cartagena

    Cartagena´s Terminal has been operating since 1994, providing a transportation service to some of the most important cities in Colombia, mainly on the Atlantic Coast. 

    Info of Cartagena

    Located at 2 meters above sea level, Cartagena always welcomes you with a new adventure in each of its tourist places. The "Walled City" is located at a distance of 1130 km from Bogota, and is considered among the best tourist destinations in Latin America for a large number of historical and natural sites it has to receive visitors. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the capital of the Bolivar department and is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea near beautiful beaches, which enriches its tourist potential with beaches such as La Boquilla, Castillo Grande, and Bocagrande. In the tour of the urban area, you can relive history through its colonial architecture and the historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

    Bus operators of the route Bogota to Cartagena

    ● Berlinas del Fonce

    ● Copetran

    ● Concorde

    ● Expreso Brasilia

    To Conclude

    Cartagena is joy, party, and history. Discover its beautiful beaches and its fantastic Walled City! 

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