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Santa Marta Transportation – Taxi, Bus & Airport Tips

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Santa Marta Transportation

Santa Maria is a big town with a small-town feel and is easy to get around with different forms of transportation. Whether taxi, bus, or walking, everything is in reach in Santa Maria.

Santa Marta Taxi

Taxis within the city cost around $4,000 COP. Make sure you have the correct change or they may charge more. They are great for touring the city. Taxis travel anywhere and are a popular travel option for those disembarking cruise ships.

Santa Marta Busetas

Busetas, small buses about the size of a van, cost less than taxis and travel specific routes in and out of the city. From the historic district, busetas travel Carrera 5 and Carrera 1 to head past the bay. Mamotoco busetas travel to San Pedro Alejandrino and Buenavista shopping mall. Rodadero busetas travel to Rodadero and Tangaga busetas travel through the market to Tangaga. Always ask the drivers the destinations and stops they make along the way before getting on if you are unsure. Buses also travel to Cartagena, Coro, and Tyrona.

Other Transportation in Santa Marta

The Puerta a Puerta is another option for transportation. For about $25,000 COP each leg of the trip, the Puerta a Puerta is a van or car that drives you from your door to your destination. Flying instead of taking a bus is a better option for the longer trips. One flight equals up to a 15-hour bus trip in some instances. Lastly, the historic district is easy to walk without needing any transportation.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Santa Marta Transportation.

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