The travel from Bogota to Santa Marta takes about 18 hours on the highway, going through the distance of 731 mi (1177 km). The intercity buses of the transportation company Rapido Ochoa cover this route, proposing bus tickets at low-cost rates and on varied schedules for everybody's satisfaction. As a destination, Santa Marta offers a variety of tourist attractions as the most elevated mountain of Colombia, the Christopher Colombus peak and nice beaches. The climate of Santa Marta is characterized for being warm (of Caribbean type), although due to its mixed geography is one of the cities that harbors more biodiversity worldwide. For you to have an idea, the highest average temperature is between 82 °F (28 °C) and 73 °F (23 °C) the lowest. If you travel in June, July, September and October, don't forget to bring a good umbrella for the rainy season.
Bus Companies from Bogota to Santa marta
The operators provide regulatory bus services from Bogota to Santa marta. The buses come with features like trustworthy, punctual and comfortable services at all times. The listed operators offer various types of bus transport services from Bogota to Santa marta. Some of the major bus operators between this route are:
The major boarding points in Bogota are mentioned below. These bus-boarding locations can be selected depending on the traveller’s convenience. Please note that these pick-up points vary from one bus operator to another. The boarding points in Bogota are as follows:
Dropping Points in Santa marta
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in Santa marta. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in Santa marta at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in Santa marta are:
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Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great numer of museums, theaters, libraries and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architechture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must see destinations for all tourists. We hope yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!
About Santa Marta
Santa Marta was founded in 1525, making it the second oldest city in the continent.Its founder, Rodrigo de Bastidas, had a different vision than the other conquistadors, and saw in Santa Marta a place where he could leave a legacy and rest in peace. In 1525 he was betrayed by his liutenant and a new governor was appointed for the administration of the city. In 1596 its development was boosted and the city became a staging ground for important expeditions to neighboring territories. Like Cartagena de Indias, Santa Marta was a target for piracy and thieves during the XVIth and XVII centuries, and is well known for being the place where Simon Bolivar spent its last days.