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Route Information for Flights from Medellin to Cartagena

Origin Airport IATA Code MDE
Destination Airport IATA Code CTG
Distance 295 mi
Direct Flight Airlines LATAM Airlines, SA AVIANCA
Earliest Flight Arrival 12:09PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:12AM UTC

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

Am I able to catch a flight from Medellin to Cartagena now?

Go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most comprehensive info on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Medellin to Cartagena.

Are there non-stop flights from Medellin to Cartagena?

You betcha. As a matter of fact, there are 3 airlines that fly direct from Medellin Airport to Cartagena Airport (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.). Lock in your seat with one of these well-known carriers:

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

It can take as little as 1 hour and 3 minutes. If you're a firm believer 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?

Consider booking a ticket with Viva Air Colombia (VH), which frequently services this route. This airline offers 91 flights each month between MDE and Cartagena Airport. Alternatively, secure your favorite window (or aisle) seat with LATAM Airlines (LA). You'll have 60 monthly flights between Medellin and Cartagena to choose from with this airline.

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 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. 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 August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

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 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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