How to Reach Barranquilla


  • By Air: Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, located in the Southern Part of the city is served by both regional and international flights from Quito, Miami, Panama City, Curaçao, Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga, Cúcuta, Montería, San Andrés, Valledupar and Uribia. You can reach the city from there through the Airport car rental services.
  • By Bus: There are long distance bus services from Barranquilla to the places like Cartagena, Maicao, Santa Marta, Medellín, Maracaibo and Caracas.
  • Air-conditioned van services are operated by Cochetur between Cartagena, Santa Marta and Barranquilla.


  • By Bus: Both Air-conditioned and ordinary buses run around the city frequently. The fares usually start around 70 cents per ride depending on the distance and the kind of bus you travel in.
  • By Car: You can rent a car for about 75 USD per day with an additional 4 USD per gallon of fuel.
  • By Taxi: The taxi fares start around 3.35 USD and is the easiest way to get around the city, and other important places to see around.
  • By Mototaxis: These are rather illegal way of travelling in and around the city. But people prefer it due to the low prices and the ease of getting to any place in Barranquilla.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Barranquilla. The most preferred mode of transport in Barranquilla is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 9.8 km Average time: 41.4 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 33.33%
    Bus 30 min Waiting 9 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 12 kms 42 min
  • Walking 16.67%
    Walking 60 min Bus 25 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 12 kms 90 min
  • Car 33.33%
    Driving 16.5 min Overall average time for 6.5 kms 16.5 min
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