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Cartagena (Bol) to Barranquilla (Atl) Bus Service

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2 hrs 160 mins
Cartagena (Bol)
Barranquilla (Atl)
COP 25000

Cartagena (Bol) to Barranquilla (Atl) Bus Distance

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Cartagena (Bol) to Barranquilla (Atl) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 07:00:00 00:00 3 hrs 30 mins
Transportes Marsol 04:45:00 00:00 4 hrs 0 mins
Exalpa 12:30:00 00:00 4 hrs 30 mins
Unitransco 06:00 18:00 8 hrs 45 mins

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!

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    Why book a Cartagena (Bol) a Barranquilla (Atl) bus with redBus?

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

    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.


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

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    How do I book a bus from Cartagena (Bol) to Barranquilla (Atl)?

    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.

    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.

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