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Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj) Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
2 hrs 39 mins
Santa Marta (Mag)
Riohacha (Guaj)
COP 35000

Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj) Bus Distance

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Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Brasilia 08:31 19:30 1 hrs 50 mins
Exalpa 12:30 14:30 1 hrs 30 mins
Unitransco 05:45 15:30 4 hrs 50 mins

Travel by Bus from Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj)

The road journey from Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj) is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Santa Marta (Mag) and Riohacha (Guaj) reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.


Santa Marta (Mag)

  • Terminal de Santa Marta

Riohacha (Guaj)

  • Terminal de Riohacha

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    Why book a Santa Marta (Mag) a Riohacha (Guaj) bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj). Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    About Riohacha (Guaj)

    Riohacha (Guaj) 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.

    Riohacha Weather

    The weather in Riohacha is pleasant all year long, with temperatures that vary from 23 to 32 °C. We recommend you travel between January and April, as it is the season with the least rain probability.

    Hotels in Riohacha

    ● Hotel Castillo del Mar

    - Calle 9 A No. 15-352, 440001 Riohacha, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP $ 172.500

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and family rooms. Pool. Restaurant. Bar. Sea view. Free parking. Pet friendly. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hostel Laguna Salá by FSL

    - Calle 3 #4-81, 440001 Riohacha, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP $ 160.000

    - Services: It has individual, double, and shared rooms. Restaurant. Bar. Includes breakfast.

    ● Ribai Hotels Riohacha

    - Carrera 7 No 12-45, 440001 Riohacha, Colombia

    - Prices: From COP $ 130.000

    - Services: It has individual and double rooms. Free parking. Wifi.

    Restaurants & Bars in Riohacha

    ● Restaurante La Casa del Marisco

    - Calle 1 No. 4 - 43 Av. La Marina Centro, Riohacha 440001 Colombia

    - Price: From COP $ 15.000

    ● Lima

    - Calle 13 No. 11-33, Riohacha 440001 Colombia

    - Price: From COP $ 16.000

    ● La Trece Bistró

    - Calle 13 # 11 - 19, Riohacha 440001 Colombia

    - Price: From COP $ 17.000

    Tourist Places in Riohacha

    ● Los Flamencos Flora & Fauna Sanctuary: Located in La Guajira peninsula, is one preserved áreas with an amazing blue sky that is home to diverse bird species, one of their flamingos. From Riohacha, you can reach this sanctuary on a 15-minute short trip. Among the main activities you can do in the sanctuary, we recommend senders, birdwatching, and seeing some wayuu handcrafts offered by locals.

    ● Beach walk: It extends through 1ra Street, and you can find little kiosks along the pier. You can find local handcrafts and enjoy some cocktails and seafood as well.

    Important Dates in Riohacha

    ● February 2nd – Fiesta Patronal Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios: A cultural and religious tradition that dates to the XVI century. Among the main activities are concerts, dances, and corralejas.

    ● February and March – Riohacha Festival: It is held 4 days before Ashes’ Wednesday. It is one of the most ancient festivities in the continent, as its origins date to the XVI century. It is a group of social, cultural, and religious ceremonies that have as main attractions the Entrepreneur, Culture, and Tradition CarnavalArt Festival, the beauty pageant, and the comparsas night.

    How to move around Riohacha?

    - Taxis: Es la forma más rápida de moverse por la ciudad. Asimismo, podrás llegar a los atractivos turísticos de Riohacha y La Guajira por este medio de transporte.

    - Colectivo: The shared fee for colectivos makes this the cheapest way of traveling in riohacha.

    How to reach Riohacha from Santa Marta?

    Riohacha by bus: You can reach Riohacha from Santa Marta by land. The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Riohacha

    In Riohacha you can taste dishes like:

    - El Friche

    - Shrimp rice

    - Salpicon de Chucho

    - Fried fish and seafood

    Things to buy in Riohacha

    - Wayúu bag

    - Wayúu hats

    - La Guajira handcrafts 

    Riohacha Facts

    Riohacha is the capital of La Guajira department, being the second most extense municipality, followed by Uribia. Founded in 1545, Riohacha limits with the Caribbean sea by the north, the Rancheria river, Manaure and Maicao by the east, Hatonuevo, Barrancas, Distraccion, and San Juan del Cesar by the south, and Dibulla by the west.

    Bus Operators on the Santa Marta to Riohacha route

    ● Exalpa

    ● Expreso Brasilia

    ● Unitransco

    In Conclusion:

    Riohacha is a beautiful coastal city with a lot to offer. Dare to discover new adventures in La Guajira.


    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 Santa Marta (Mag) to Riohacha (Guaj)?

    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.