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Fares from $31 One Way, $62 Round Trip from Medellin to Cartagena

Prices starting at $62 for return flights and $31 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 Medellin

Route Information for Flights from Medellin to Cartagena

Origin Airport IATA CodeMDE
Destination Airport IATA CodeCTG
Distance295 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSA AVIANCA
Earliest Flight Arrival12:54PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:52PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 7, 2019

Took almost an hour to unload our bags.

Feb 6, 2019

No snacks.

Jan 14, 2019

If I have reservations and pay for fast lane I suppose to get it with no such thing

Traveling from Medellin to Cartagena

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.

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 Medellin to Cartagena - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Medellin to Cartagena?

Fasten your seat belt and enjoy a hassle-free flight aboard one of the 3 airlines that fly directly from Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) to Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.). We've put together a list of respected carriers to book with:

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

It can be as a short and sweet as 1 hour and 3 minutes. If you're of the opinion that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' rather than flying, you'll enjoy the trip from Medellin to Cartagena.

What airlines fly from Medellin to Cartagena most frequently?

The carriers that fly the most frequently between Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) and Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) include Viva Air Colombia (VH). This well-known option offers 127 flights on the route each month. AVIANCA (AV) will also fly you to your destination in comfort. Offering 60 flights per month between Medellin and Cartagena, it's another popular airline to look into.

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.