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Fares from $206 One Way, $418 Round Trip from San Francisco to Cartagena

Prices starting at $418 for return flights and $206 for one-way flights to Cartagena were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Cartagena from San Francisco

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Cartagena

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Finding Flights from San Francisco to Cartagena

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Rafael Núñez International Airport

Cartagena is a large Caribbean beach resort located in Columbia. It is a hub of economic activity and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. Orbitz.com can assist travelers in locating flights to Cartagena. The Rafael Núñez International Airport is located four miles from the city center. Thirteen airlines serve the airport, including Air Italy, CanJet, Sprint Airlines and Viva Columbia.

Transportation From the Airport

The easiest method of traveling in Cartagena is to rent a car with a local rental service. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate budget car rentals in the city. The cheapest way to get from the airport to local hotels is with airport shuttle vans. This method is preferred over taxi services. A private-ride van is useful for large families or groups. Limos are available for rent and can hold large groups.

Weather in Cartagena

Cartagena has a very temperate climate with annual year-round temperatures of about 88º F. Nighttime weather can be windy and chilly, so it might be a good idea to have a jacket available.

Things to Do in Cartagena

Cartagena is a city that is always alive with activity and things to see. The San Felipe de Barajas Castle is one of the oldest buildings in Columbia. It is located four miles from the city center and offers a walking tour with beautiful views of Cartagena. Enjoy a meal, or enjoy one of the wandering musicians at the Plaza Santo Domingo. The Plaza is located in the historic district of Cartagena and comes alive at night with activity. For visitors who enjoy the water, the Islas Del Rosario is a beach location that offers cocktails on the beach, boating and fishing. Orbitz.com can help travelers plan their vacation and book flights to Cartagena.

Flights from San Francisco to Cartagena - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Cartagena?

There aren't any direct flights on this route. But Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines can get you from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) with just one stopover.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Cartagena?

The shortest flight time from San Francisco to Cartagena is 8 hours and 19 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a red wine or get swept up in a good movie.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to Cartagena most frequently?
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Cartagena?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Cartagena have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Cartagena with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Cartagena without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.