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Medellin (Ant) to Santa Marta (Mag) Bus Service

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16 hrs 18 mins
Medellin (Ant)
Santa Marta (Mag)
COP 145000

Medellin (Ant) to Santa Marta (Mag) Bus Distance

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Medellin (Ant) to Santa Marta (Mag) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 04:30 21:00 10 hrs 38 mins
Rápido Ochoa 03:45 17:45 1 hrs 30 mins

Medellin to Santa marta Bus

The distance from Medellin to Santa Marta is about 520 mi (837 km) that take about 14 hours by bus, on the highway. The transportation company that covers this route is Rapido Ochoa. The bus tickets can be bought online, having low-cost rates and a varied schedule that you can choose. The rainy season goes from May to November and the dry one from December to April. The minimum average temperature is 73 °F (23 °C) and the maximum around 86 °F (30 °C). Santa Marta has a semi-arid climate on the urban area, but what is surprising is that the city has several vegetation types, as humid tropical and dry that are close to each other.

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    Medellin (Ant)

    • Terminal del Norte

    Santa Marta (Mag)

    • Terminal de Santa Marta

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    Buses from Santa Marta to Medellín

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    About Medellin

    Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.

    About Santa Marta

    The city Santa Marta founded on July 29, 1525 is the capital of the Magdalena department, located on the shores of Santa Marta Bay, one of the main tourist places in the Caribbean. This beautiful city contemplates an incredible diversity in landscape, population and culture.


    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 Medellin (Ant) to Santa Marta (Mag)?

    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.

    Santa Marta Weather

    With a semi-arid climate, Santa Marta has an average temperature between 30º and 27ºC. This city has incredible biodiversity and the main rainy months are June, July, September and October, and the driest are from December to April.

    Hotels in Santa Marta

    The city of Santa Marta has a very large number of restaurants and places of food, so its tourist range has the possibility to include a great gastronomic versatility that can satisfy all the tastes without importing the economic situation you have. Without a doubt this Caribbean place will rot all that you are looking for.

    Restaurantes & Bars in Santa Marta

    The city of Santa Marta has a very large number of restaurants and places of food, so its tourist range has the possibility to include a great gastronomic versatility that can satisfy all the tastes without importing the economic situation you have. Without a doubt this Caribbean place will rot all that you are looking for.

    The most tourist places in Santa Marta

    ● Tayrona Park: Located 34 km from Santa Marta, this incredible natural park contains one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. An earthly paradise in which you can be one with nature. This reserve and the Patrimonio de la Humanidad has coral reefs, tropical forests, prairies, and much more.

    ● Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: A long time ago this fantastic botanical garden was declared a National Historic Monument in 1891 and it contains a large part of the history of Free America because was the place of the death of the glorious Liberator Simón Bolívar, one of the most recognized leaders on the planet.

    ● Museo del Oro: This beautiful cultural space aims to protect the history of Tairona, thanks to a collection of pieces created by the mythical population. In the museum, you will be able to appreciate more than 500 prehispanic traces made of bone and lithic devices, as well as in ceramics and gold.

    ● El Acuario: This aquarium and museum is considered the first public aquarium in Suramérica and is one of the favorite tourist sites for travelers. With 13 swimming pools that exclusively nourish the waters of the Caribbean, the aquarium offers all visitors a unique experience with direct contact with nature.

    ● The Rodadero: It is the most visited and popular beach in Santa Marta, a paradise worthy of enjoying where the great and funny people have fun and spend an incredible time. As if it were a crystal bay with high palms and a soft arena, this incredible place offers various activities such as jet sky, windsurf, kitesurf, water ski, among others.

    Important dates in Santa Marta

    ● January 1 - The Jaguar Festival: The purpose of the jaguar festival is to carry out ecological, artistic, visual and musical projects, where various artists of all kinds appear to give their support.

    ● January 20 - The Alligator Festival: Is a cultural event where the folklore of the region is demonstrated and in which various orchestras, dances, as well as presentations by national and international artists are enjoyed.

    ● February - Mamatoco Carnival: Is a cultural and folkloric event in the city in which there are different groups to offer nights of relaxation, fun, and above all culture.

    How to reach Santa Marta?

    Santa Marta by bus: From Medellín to Santa Marta there is an average distance of 837 km with an approximate travel time of 14 hours.

    How to move around Santa Marta

    The inhabitants of the city of Santa Marta can move around the city in two ways:

     ● Buses: There are several companies in charge of public transport that can take you to almost any part of the city at a low cost.

     ● Taxis: In the city, taxis are identified by being a typical yellow color and their cost will depend on the distance traveled, with a minimum cost of approximately COP$5,000. There are also door-to-door inter-municipal taxi services that already have an established rate.

    Gastronomy in Santa Marta

    Santa Marta has a gastronomy with a lot of versatility because two important aspects: its proximity to the Caribbean Sea and the mix between cultural heritages. That's why you should try these dishes:

    - Cayeye.

    - Arroz con Chipichipi.

    - Pescado frito.

    - Sancocho. 

    - Carimañola.

    - Matrimonio.

    Things to buy in Santa Marta

    It is always good to take the best of each region you visit, in Santa Marta you can find:

     - Woven bags.

     - Beach items.

     - Leather products.

     - Crafts.

     - Products of regional production.

    Santa Marta Facts

    Santa Marta has a rainy season that extends from May to November and the dry season on average is from December to April.

    Bus Operators of the route Medellin to Santa Marta

    ● Rápido Ochoa

    ● Expreso Brasilia

    In conclusion:

    Santa Marta is undoubtedly a tourist town of great impact in the world since it has innumerable attributes that make this link a magnificent space to enjoy and clear the mind. Either to admire the tranquility of the sea while alone or to enjoy a fun and tropical family vacation.

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