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Fares from $31 One Way, $61 Round Trip from Medellin to Santa Marta

Prices starting at $61 for return flights and $31 for one-way flights to Santa Marta 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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Route Information for Flights from Medellin to Santa Marta

Origin Airport IATA CodeMDE
Destination Airport IATA CodeSMR
Distance351 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSA AVIANCA, LATAM Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival12:04PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival9:54PM UTC

Flying from Medellin to Santa Marta

Medellin Airport Information

Orbitz.com can help you find the cheapest and most convenient flights from Medellin, the second-largest city in Columbia. Travelers to the area fly through José María Córdova International Airport, also known as Medellin International Airport, located 45 minutes by car from the downtown Medellin area in the city of Rionegro. Major international airlines, including American, Copa and Spirit Airlines, fly in and out of this airport.

Airport Transportation Options

The easiest option for traveling to and from the airport is to take a taxi. Taxi service from the airport to downtown Medellin will cost the equivalent of approximately 22 USD in local currency and take about 45 minutes. A cheaper option is to take the public minibus. It costs 3.50 USD in local currency, but it can take an hour or longer to get to the heart of Medellin with frequent stops. Also, the minibus offers limited space for luggage, so it may not be ideal for anyone traveling with more than a small bag. One of the most convenient options is to rent a car. Orbitz.com can help you secure a discount rental car from a local agency.

Weather Information for Medellin

In Medellin, it is springtime year-round. The proximity of the city to the equator means that there is very little variation in temperature. The weather ranges between 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average temperature of 71 degrees. Due to the city's high altitude, the air is typically cool with little humidity. One of the most popular times of the year to visit Medellin is during the first days of August for the local Festival of Flowers.

Popular Attractions in the Medellin Area

The Metropolitan Cathedral, Museo Universidad de Antioquia, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin and the Plaza de Cisneros are only a few of the indoor and outdoor attractions that are must-sees when visiting this city. Orbitz.com can not only help you find low cost flights from Medellin, but it can also help you identify local sales and secure discount admission tickets to popular attractions.

Santa Marta's Airport

For cheap flights to Santa Marta, search international and low-fare flights with Orbitz.com. The Simón Bolívar International Airport is the main airport serving the Santa Marta area. The international airport provides travel to those coming to the capital city of the Magdalena department in Columbia, and the airlines that service the airport include Avianca, Copa Airlines Colombia, EasyFly, and LAN Colombia.

Transportation from Simón Bolívar Airport

There is little information about this airport online, so you should contact the airport directly to see what services are currently offered. Taxis are common in most South American countries, and rental cars are available at most airports as well.

Weather in Santa Marta

Santa Marta's temperatures do not vary much through the year. You can expect it to be warm or hot year-round. In January, the temperatures range between 70 degrees and 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In March, the hottest month, you can expect highs near 92 degrees Fahrenheit. In general, the weather stays between 70 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit, so you should bring clothing that will keep you comfortable in the heat.

Major Attractions in Santa Marta

Santa Marta offers many things for visitors to see. The Tayrona National Park is nearby, so nature lovers can explore the beautiful ecosystem of Columbia. Orbitz.com can offer you many other suggestions, such as visiting the Centro de Buceo Calipso Dive Center, where you can gain scuba certification. For tickets to these attractions and others, and to find cheap flights to Santa Marta, visit Orbitz.com.

Flights from Medellin to Santa Marta - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Medellin to Santa Marta?

Yep, your memorable getaway is just one easy flight away. Great news, isn't it? Reserve your favorite seat aboard one of the 3 carriers that fly direct from Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) to Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar). Popular picks include:

  • Viva Air Colombia
  • AVIANCA
  • LATAM Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Medellin to Santa Marta?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 11 minutes to jet from Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) to Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar). Kick back and enjoy the ride, because you'll be stepping off the plane in next to no time.

What airlines fly from Medellin (and vicinity) to Santa Marta (and vicinity) most frequently?

The carriers that offer the most frequent flights between Medellin Airport (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) and Santa Marta Airport (SMR-Simon Bolivar) include Viva Air Colombia (VH). This well-known option operates 75 flights on the route every month. Avianca (AV) also services the route from Medellin (and vicinity) to Santa Marta (and vicinity). It's another excellent choice and offers 10 flights every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Santa Marta?

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 Santa Marta 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 Santa Marta with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Santa Marta 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.

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