A mere 65 miles (105 km) separate Santa Marta and Barranquilla, two popular cities on the coast of the Caribbean. 

Since there is no direct flight between the two destinations, the best option is hiring a private driver for the two-hour journey. As your drive will take you along one of the city's most popular routes, you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos of coastal scenery or have a meal.

Take a deep dive into Colombia's Caribbean coast with tours of remote villages with hidden beaches, an expedition to the dunes of Taroa, and more in this 14-day tour.

By Private Transfer

Duration: 2.5 hours, more with stops

Hiring a private driver is by far the best mode of transport to take to Barranquilla. 

You'll take the coastal section of Route 90, where there are many inviting towns to stop and explore along the way. Just 21 miles (34 km) into your drive, you'll find Ciénaga, a watery pueblo with a white cathedral that dominates the town square, and a town where many travelers chose to stop and have a meal.

At the halfway point of your journey, you'll pass through the Isla de Salamanca Park where you may want to stop for birdwatching and photos.


Map of How to Get from Santa Marta to Barranquilla
Map of How to Get from Santa Marta to Barranquilla