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Cartagena (Bol) is one of the most important cities in Colombia, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.

About land transportation: In Cartagena (Bol), you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).

Information About Cartagena

Bolivar2 m.a.s.lTropical, humid, and warm

Cartagena Facts

AnniversaryBest time to visitMain destinations from Cartagena
June 1stJanuary, February, and MarchAguachica, Barranquilla, Monteria, Santa Marta,

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.

Bus Companies in Cartagena

Expreso Brasilia  

Address: Bus Terminal iso 2 Ofc. 205

Telephone: 663 2507

Expreso Brasilia is one of the main bus companies in Colombia, having a wide coverage nationwide. Expreso Brasilia was established in Barranquilla in 1961, with multiple routes on its beginnings on the Atlantico and Caribbean Coast. From Cartagena, you can travel to Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Maicao, Riohacha, and many more destinations with Expreso Brasilia.


Address: Bus Terminal, Office 220 A 70

Telephone: 6632053

Copetran is one of the biggest bus companies in the country. For that reason, traveling from Cartagena is very simple. You can reach cities such as Barranquilla, Aguachica, Valledupar, among others.


Address: Tv. 57 #24-236

Telephone: 301 5884571

Exalpa es una empresa de transportes que concentra sus servicios en la Costa Caribe. Con esta empresa podrás viajar desde Cartagena a Barranquilla, Riohacha, Maicao cómodamente y sin contratiempos. Exalpa is a transport company that focus its services on the Caribbean Coast. With the company you can travel from Cartagena to Barranquilla, Riohacha, Maicao comfortably and without setbacks.

Most Important Routes from Cartagena

Cartagena to Barranquilla: This is one of the most popular routes in Colombia. Thanks to the nearness between these two cities, you can find many daily departures with different bus operatos at different times. You can travel from Cartagena to Barranquilla with Expreso Brasilia, Copetran, and Exalpa.

Cartagena to Maicao: The Cartagena to Maicao route is very popular among travelers, as Maicao is one of the most important cities in La Guajira. You can travel with Expreso Brasilia, Copetran, Unitransco, and Exalpa. The bus fares vary from 50000 to 70000 pesos.

Cartagena to Riohacha: Known for the Wayuu native community, Riohacha is a very attractive touristic destination in Colombia. The travel time for this route is approximately 7 hours.

Cartagena weather

Best time to visit Cartagena

The best time to visit Cartagena is the period from December to April, the dry season.

Climate in Cartagena

The climate in Cartagena is tropical and presents an average temperature of 80.6 °F (27 °C) to 84.2 °F (29 °C). The humidity of the air is 80% on average.The rain level ascends considerably from May to November, with its highest peak in October.

The things to do in Cartagena

Cartagena is a destination really interesting since it has been declared the "heroic city", because in a war period the city supported 3 months without supplies. Its historic... center has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO, so the colonial adventure is assured. A must see in Cartagena is the fortified city and the Zenu museum
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Accomodations in Cartagena

Sico's Hotel Beach
Location: Carrera 9 #38-14 La Boquilla
360 000 COP
It's a low-cost accomodation where you can spend the night and enjoy its proximity to the private beach. The inexpensive rooms are shared in bunk beds. Some rooms have a space where you can relax, as well as the courtyard. The kitchen is shared, has free wifi, free parking lot, a beautiful terrace and air conditioning, besides being located near the airport.
Hotel Casa Isla de Mango
Location: Carrera 30 28 - 85, Manga
570 000 COP
This hotel has all you need to spend a quiet stay, all the rooms have TV and private bathroom. You will also have free wifi, air conditioning, free parking lot and it's placed close to interest places as the airport or the historic castle San Felipe de Barajas.

Important dates in Cartagena

Festival Internacional de MúsicaJanuaryOne of the most important events of the city that gathers famous national and international music bands. There will be around 40 concerts and talks in the most appealing scenaries of the city. The learning of classic music is promoted among children and teenagers.
Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la CandelariaJanuaryThe image of the patron saint of Cartagena leaves its usual place to make a saint route to La Popa hill, a festival that shows the religious devotion of the population.
Festival Internacional de Cine y TelevisiónMarchThis annual event brings together all the public interested in the film industry, film-makers, actors, musicians and there the trophy of the India Catalina is given to the best works of the Ibero American cinema.
Fiestas NovembrinasNovemberThe Heroic City celebrates two reigns for the independence and the beauty that exhibits the candidates from the city. Cartagena was the first Colombian city that rised up against the Spanish yoke, declaring itself free and independant in November the 11th 1811.


What is an M-Ticket?
An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
How do I book my bus ticket at Cartagena (Bol)?
You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
redBus has invested a lot to ensure that their customers are protected at all times and not just during their journey. redBus hosts a secure platform where transactions can be made safely. With over 180 million satisfied users, history should tell you exactly how secure it is to make a payment through the redBus website or app.
What are the main cultural events celebrated in Cartagena?
Cartagena is a city rich in culture and traditions, and it hosts several prominent events throughout the year. Some of the main cultural events include the International Music Festival of Cartagena, where renowned classical musicians and groups perform; the International Film Festival of Cartagena, which showcases a selection of independent and art films; and the Folk Dance Festival, where you can enjoy performances of traditional dances from Colombia and other countries.
Are there any adventure tourism options in Cartagena?
While Cartagena is primarily known for its rich history and beautiful beaches, it also offers some options for adventure enthusiasts. You can enjoy activities such as diving in the nearby reefs, where you can explore marine life and sunken wrecks; go kayaking in the crystal-clear waters of the Rosario Islands; or take a bike tour around the walled city and its surroundings to discover lesser-known corners.