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Cartagena to Barranquilla bus

Cartagena to Barranquilla Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
2 hrs 15 mins
COP 24000.00

Cartagena to Barranquilla Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus

Cartagena to Barranquilla Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 04:00 20:00 2 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
Unitransco 09:30 17:00 2 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Concorde 10:30 10:30 3 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Exalpa 05:45 21:30 1 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE

Cartagena to Barranquilla Bus

From the Walled City, Cartagena, to Barranquilla, there is a distance of 120 km, which takes about 3 hours to travel by land. The bus companies that cover the route are Unitansco, Expreso Brasilia, and Copetran that offer cheap prices for bus tickets and depart at different times, secure your seat once with the same price you find at the box office. The climate in this municipality is tropical, warm and humid, and records an average annual temperature of 27.5 ° C. The dry season goes from January to March. The climate is changing in the months of December to March, because the trade winds are present. Visit the beautiful city of Barranquilla from Cartagena!



  • Terminal de Cartagena
  • Terminal de Transporte Cartagena


  • Terminal de Barranquilla

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Buses from Barranquilla to Cartagena

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Cartagena to Barranquilla and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Barranquilla to Cartagena with redBus. 

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 its situated right next to the seashore of the Caribbean sea, which positions the city right next to 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 Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.

About Barranquilla

Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.

Barranquilla Weather

The climate of the city of Barranquilla has a tropical climate that has two periods or "seasons" during the year, which is: a dry one, from December to April, and a rainy one that runs from April to early December. The average temperature is 27.4 ° C.

Restaurants in Barranquilla

The city of Barranquilla has a gastronomic offer that pleases all palates, it has a great variety of restaurants and bars that offer both quality Creole food and international dishes.

● Varadero Fish and Seafood

- Carrera 51B No. 79-97, Barranquilla 081007 Colombia

- Price: Starts at COP $ 96,899

● Bar Restaurant La Cueva

- Carrera 43 No. 59 - 03 La Cueva, where El Recreo begins, Barranquilla 080002 Colombia.

- Price: Starts at COP $ 34,884

● Lobo Cocktail Bar

- Calle 99 # 53 Esquina C.C. Plaza del Parque L 52, Barranquilla Colombia.

- Price: Starts at COP $ 24,000

● Pizzeria The Meeting Point

- Face 61- # 68-100 Barrio Bellavista, Barranquilla 800100 Colombia.

- Price: Starts at COP $ 19,380

● Cucayo

- Carrera 49c 76 - 224, Barranquilla 080020 Colombia.

- Price: Starts at COP $ 5,000

Hotels in Barranquilla

In the city of Barranquilla you can always find the accommodation that suits your needs and budget. With a wide variety of accommodations from 5 stars to hostels for backpackers, the city of Barranquilla is undoubtedly a perfect destination to go alone for business or relaxation, as well as as a family to enjoy a beautiful vacation.

● Movich Bureau 51

- Calle 94 # 51B - 43, Barranquilla 080020 Colombia.

- Price: From COP $ 195,489

- Services: Free parking. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Swimming pool. Gym / Workout Room. Transportation to the airport. Business center with Internet access. Conference facilities. Hydromassage bathtub. Sauna. Bar / Lounge. Restaurant. Buffet breakfast.

● Holiday Inn Express Barranquilla Buenavista

- Carrera 53 No. 106 - 208, Barranquilla 080020 Colombia.

- Price: From COP $ 179,389

- Services: Free parking. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Swimming pool. Gym / Workout Room. Free breakfast. Children's activities (Ideal for children/families). Pets Welcome (Dog / Pet Friendly). Business center with Internet access.

● Apartahotel Torre del Prado

- Carrera 59 No. 70-137, Barranquilla 080001 Colombia.

- Price: From COP $ 125,926

- Services: Free high-speed Internet (WiFi). Free breakfast. Children's activities (Ideal for children/families). Transportation to the airport. Business center with Internet access. Luggage storage. Concierge. Dry cleaning Restaurant. Non-smoking hotel.

● Hotel Costa Linda

- Calle 70 No 47-37, Barranquilla 080002 Colombia.

- Price: From COP $ 108,209

- Services: Free parking. Free high-speed internet (WiFi). Swimming pool. Free breakfast. Children's activities (Ideal for children/families). Business center with Internet access. Conference facilities. Non-smoking hotel.

● Hotel Homero Barranquilla

- Calle 99c 74, Barranquilla 080014 Colombia.

- Price: From COP $ 35,000

- Services: Pool. Non-smoking rooms. Room Service. Adapted for people with reduced mobility. Free parking. Restaurant and bar.

The most tourist places in Barranquilla

● María Reina de Barranquilla Metropolitan Cathedral: This beautiful temple is a jewel of Colombian architecture that took more than 27 years to create in the mid-20th century.

● Castillo de San Antonio de Salgar: Just 20 minutes from Barranquilla, this incredible castle on the coast of Salgar was built during the colonial era by the Spanish. With large fountains and rooms inside this great fort is today a cultural center of the town.

● Caribbean Cultural Park: This great park aims to enhance the Caribbean culture through its history, art, and heritage. Within its facilities is the "Gabriel García Márquez" Museum of the Caribbean, to honor the Nobel Prize for Literature.

● Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium: It is the local venue for the Colombian team's matches, as well as other local teams in the country such as Atlético Junior and the Barranquilla Futbol Club.

● Bocas de Ceniza: The Tajamar is a great work of Colombian engineering that offers its visitors calm and tranquility, this beautiful walk can be done in a small motor train and in boats.

Important dates in Barranquilla

● Carnival Queen: An event held intermittently where the queen is selected who will be an important character throughout the carnival celebration.

● King Momo: The queen's better half is also selected a year in advance with a celebratory event.

● Pre-carnival: Celebrations and events of a great variety before the arrival of the carnival in the town.

● Carnival Saturday: Different events are held, the most important being the battle of the flowers, where there is a parade of decorated floats and carriages.

● Carnival Sunday: In this event, multiple groups parade to the sound of great clothing and folk music worthy of admiration.

● Carnival Monday: During the night the highly anticipated festival of the orchestras is celebrated, where different groups of all kinds of musical categories compete.

How to move around Barranquilla?

Barranquilla has both public and private transport services:

● Buses: Buses for public use are one of the common ways of getting around the city economically.

● Transmetro: It is a system of articulated buses that travel through exclusive lanes quickly and safely.

● Taxis: This private transport system that everyone knows can also be used in the city by taking one on the street or through an application for a higher travel cost.

How to reach Barranquilla?

● Barranquilla by bus: The distance by road between both cities is approximately 120 km with an average travel time of 3 hours.

Gastronomy in Barranquilla

If you visit Barranquilla, be sure to try its incredible typical dishes:

- Lisa's rice.

- Yucca bun.

- Sancocho de guandú with salted meat.

- The Butifarra.

- Coastal cheese.

Things to buy in Barranquilla

The most purchased souvenirs in Barranquilla are:

- Palm handicrafts.

- Handmade masks.

- Shoes with a cool design.

- Rag doll.

- Sweets.

Barranquilla Facts

Barranquilla was an entry point for thousands of immigrants, as well as beginnings such as aviation, commercial radio, and some sports.

Bus operators of the route Medellin to Barranquilla

The bus companies that operate on this route:

● Unitransco

● Copetran

● Expreso Brasilia

In conclusion:

Barranquilla is a city that is home to a very important cultural part of the Colombian country, with great accommodations for all its visitors to enjoy their stay and a wide gastronomic variety with which they can enjoy delicious dishes, both Creole and international.

Cartagena to Barranquilla Route

Cartagena to Barranquilla

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Measures against COVID-19 on the Cartagena to Barranquilla route

If you want to travel from Cartagena to Barranquilla, you should keep in mind:

- Buy your tickets online to avoid contact with other people.

- Keep your mask on at every moment at the bus station, and during the trip.

- Carry your own disinfection devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, liquid soap, and others.

- Use these disinfection devices after having contact with surfaces like railings, Windows, seatbelts, chairs, doorknobs, or counters.

- Avoid talking, singing, and eating during the trip.

- Carry the minimum luggage possible.

- It is forbidden to speak on the phone during the trip.

- The attention hours from the bus stations are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

To know more about guidelines and safety measures press this link.

  • Expreso Brasilia
  • Unitransco
  • Concorde
  • Exalpa


How can I buy my bus ticket online in Colombia?

A: You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging in to the official redBus site which is This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

What is the distance between Cartagena and Barranquilla?

A: The distance between the cities is 120 km approximately.

Which bus companies offer the route Cartagena to Barranquilla?

A: The companies that go from Cartagena to Barranquilla are Copetran, Unitransco, and Expreso Brasilia.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Cartagena to Barranquilla?

A: The departure point is the Cartagena Bus Station.

How long does it take to go from Cartagena to Barranquilla?

A: The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

A: Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.