How to get there in Cartagena

Practical information for your trip to Cartagena

Flights to Cartagena arrive at the Rafael Núñez International Airport which serves both domestic flights and flights from South and North America. There are daily flights to Cartagena from Panama City and bus connections from other cities in Colombia, such as Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla and Santa Marta. There are boat connections to Cartagena from Panama, and Caribbean cruise ships also visit the city.

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Moving around in Cartagena

Cartagena has an extensive network of cheap buses. Taxis are widely available but it is advisable to negotiate the price before entering a taxi. The beautiful Old Town of Cartagena is easily toured on foot. There are several agencies offering car rental in Cartagena, though driving in the city center is not the most comfortable way of travelling.