Transport from Cartagena To Santa Marta, Taganga & Tayrona

Our partners ‘MarSol’ provide shuttle-bus pick up at most major hostels and hotels in Cartagena and drop off at many locations in Santa Marta and Taganga.  The first passenger pick-up point is Hostel Mamallena, Calle Media Luna, Getsemani. Other pick up locations are available before the shuttle leaves the City.

Buses are air conditioned and direct between Cartagena and Santa Marta. The first departure of the day at 05:00 also serves Tayrona National Park.

Please note – we are only able to make bookings for tickets paid in advance.  Please visit us at Mamallena to reserve, and pay for, your tickets.  Tickets can usually be booked up until 8pm the night before departure depending on availability.

Santa Marta 52,000 pesos

Taganga 54,000 pesos

Tayrona 69, ooo pesos

Palomino 79, ooo pesos

Daily departures leaving every 2 hours between 5 am and 5pm.

*Departure and arrival times are approximate, travel times vary

Hostel Pickup Time Cartagena Departure Time Santa Marta Arrival Timel Taganga Arrival Time Tayrona National Park Arrival Time
5:00 am 6:00 am 10:00 am 10:20 am 11:00 am
7:00 am 8:00 am 12:00 pm 12:20 pm
9:00 am 10:00 am 2:00 pm 2:20 pm
11:00 am 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:20 pm
1:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:20 pm
3:00 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
3:30 pm 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:20 pm
5:00 pm 6:00 pm 10:00 pm




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